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    It's been a little over a month by now since Google first announced the new 2013 version of its Nexus 7 tablet. We've seen sales of the tablet begin, and have generally been pleased with the hardware. However, we still haven't seen the complete new Nexus 7 picture, as Google has yet to get the ball rolling with sales of the LTE-enabled Nexus 7 – so far, it's only been pushing the WiFi model. Back at launchtime, Google indicated that the LTE Nexus 7 would become available in a few weeks – so where is it? While Google itself is keeping quiet, some retailers in Europe have begun ...

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    Somebody's making a new Nexus smartphone, but who? After a recent rumor threw Motorola's name back in the running, we're back to mainly focusing on the idea of an LG Nexus 5. Some rumors from earlier this week talked about some downgrades the phone would see from LG's G2, like running a Snapdragon 600 instead of the G2's 800. This morning, however, the latest batch of rumors to arrive claims that a Snapdragon 800 is still happening, and makes an attempt to describe the Nexus 5's design a little. This source explains that the Nexus 5 will also keep the G2's 5.2-inch screen, as well as its ...

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    This year's Nexus 7, though a fantastic tablet by many accounts, hasn't arrived without it's share of hiccups. First there was that business about Google Wallet incompatibility, and last week we heard about the AOSP mess that was driving Jean-Baptiste Quéru to abandon his role. Now we're learning about two more issues with the tablet, impairing both touch input and GPS functionality. The GPS issue manifests as everything starting out fine, with the tablet acquiring a satellite lock as normal, but eventually the lock is lost and no manner of effort seems able to get it back. The touch ...

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    Sometimes, you push obligations back for too long and they just pile up, week after week after week, until they never get done. Well, when we started the Pocketnow Weekly technology podcast just over one year ago, we decided that listener mail -your mail- was going to be a big part of it, and it's consistently added flavor to the show. But the last few weeks have been so packed with news that we've been forced to neglect our listener mailbag - much to the justified consternation of some of our loyal writers-in. So today, we're finally making good on a long-held debt: we're devoting an ...

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    Remember back when the Nexus 4's factory image disappeared from the AOSP shortly after the phone launched? Speculation was quick to suggest that Google was killing the phone's hidden LTE radio, but when it reappeared months later, unchanged files suggested that wasn't the case at all, and the mystery remained. Now a similar saga is playing out for the new Nexus 7, and it's frustrating an AOSP heavyweight to no end. Android Police got the sense that something was seriously wrong when it came to the new Nexus 7's software: no factory image had been posted to the AOSP, and a number of ...

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    The new Nexus 7, undoubtedly, is the best bang for your buck in the small tablet market. It has the best display, lowest price tag, and offers great performance. Unfortunately, it isn't compatible with all apps and games. There are quite a few titles that have not been updated for Android 4.3 or are poorly optimized for the new hardware. However, that doesn't mean there isn't great content out there for Google's new tablet. There is … and plenty of it at that. We've scoured Google Play and found the best games for the new Nexus 7. Watch the video below to find out which ones made the cut ...

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    Google and ASUS disrupted the tablet realm last year at Google I/O. The duo teamed up after some talks at CES 2012, and ASUS practically re-worked the MeMO ME171 tablet it announced at the January trade show to create the Nexus 7, a rather affordable tablet with only a few compromises. The Nexus 7 was the best bang for your buck, by a wide margin. Fast forward one year, and the tech world was eagerly awaiting what this pairing could produce once again. Last week, Google held a one-off event where it announced the new Nexus 7. It doesn't quite match the price of last year's Nexus 7 – it's ...

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    Apple is still, by and large, the leader of the tablet space. Its tablets far outsell any of the competitors' and generally turn a higher profit margin for the company. The iPad mini, however, is a different story. Its specifications aren't … great, and Apple took a hit on profit margins to make the tablet. Still, the tablet has done quite well, helping Apple dominate the smaller side of the tablet realm, as well. However, Google and ASUS, who teamed up to make last year's wildly popular (at least among the tech crowd) Nexus 7, have stepped up their game. Last week, Google announced the ...

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    We're on the eve of the launch of a most significant (if not spec-packed) smartphone, the Moto X. We're hot on the heels of the industry's latest benchmark-juicing scandal with Samsung's Galaxy S 4 tweaking. We're only a week away from seeing what LG has to offer with its G2 (though we already know what accessories it's launching with). And we're not even a week out from the launch of the Nokia Lumia 1020, but we're already in full-on fretting mode about our favorite Finns. That roster would be enough to fuel two podcast episodes this size, to say nothing of listener mail! But thanks to ...

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    When rumors started to surface about the new Nexus 7 – as opposed to the old Nexus 7 I suppose (what are they going to call it next year?) - I was disappointed. Google was delivering on so much including a fast processor, plenty of RAM, LTE, and a whole bunch of jiggly goodness. But one part of the rumor's felt sour to me - $229. Two hundred and twenty nine dollars. It just felt....off. Last year, Google introduced their first generation Nexus 7 at the sub-200 dollar price point. This is not a small thing. Please don't misunderstand. I'm not quibbling over whether the new Nexus 7 is ...

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    The successor to the original Nexus 7 may have been one of the most highly-anticipated devices for tablet lovers this year. Last year's 7-inch Nexus was a bargain, and this year's could only be better, right? Google announced it last week, in all its affordable, compact glory. And it seems Google and ASUS had their ears to the ground, listening to the complaints from users about the original model. Did they get this year's Nexus 7 right? Is it a worth successor to the original? Watch to find out, as these two wallet-friendly siblings go toe to toe!

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    I know: that's a bait-y headline that begs for qualifiers, and we'll get to those in just a second. Before that, though, I'd like to apologize to those who've been waiting for our full review of the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. For those of you who've gotten lost in the avalanche of news since we took delivery on our own Tab 3 8.0 review unit, we unboxed the device a few weeks back - and then we immediately put it up against its closest Samsung-branded competitor, the Galaxy Note 8.0. We promised a review on the heels of that comparison, but then something significant happened: a Nokia Lumia 1020 ...

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    Wireless charging is still a hit-or-miss feature with mobile users. Not everyone cares for it or sees the point. But those who do love the ability to drop your phone on a mat and let it charge without the hassle of cables. The Nexus 7 announcement last week also came with a tiny surprise for wireless charging sympathizers. The 7-inch, affordable tablet comes with the Qi standard for wireless charging built into its thin frame. But there's a problem: not a lot of tablets come with wireless charging abilities. Thus, most wireless chargers are best suited for smartphones. So which wireless ...

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    Up until this year, it was hard to be a tablet manufacturer if the company wasn't Apple. Before 2010, nobody knew what it was like to have a tablet (that was not an expensive Microsoft computer obviously), and still, the iPad took the market by storm, and a storm that lasted almost four years. Why just four years? Well, if you learned about Apple's quarter results a couple of days ago, you learned that for the first time ever, they sold less iPads this year than they sold last year. That's not good considering that last year there were only two iPad options, and now there are three, and ...

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