Posts tagged with: Nexus 7
  • by |

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Moto X and how Guy Kawasaki has confirmed that the phone will be sold in the Google Play Store, though not in the way that you think. Then we move to some Google Play Store bugs for those of you that get the horrible "package file invalid" issues lately, since you're not alone. New Nexus 7 tablets are also plagued with bugs recently and we go through Google's stand on the issue. We then talk about HTC and their reported plans for more or less Windows Phone devices. We end today's show talking about Microsoft and how its getting sued by ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    The original Nexus 7 was a game changer. For the first time a relatively high-end tablet was affordable, and it did so without sacrificing much in terms of specifications. It was a flagship product and it forced the industry to change. Behind the 7-inch screen was a quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. The 8GB version (which I have) resold for under US$200. After the honeymoon was over we started to see some shortcomings: 8GB just wasn't enough storage space, the Tegra 3 processor was a bit under-powered, and the screen didn't stand up to scrutiny. We all started to look forward to the ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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!

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Google Wallet, what with its NFC-based mobile payment system – has long struggled to attract interest. At times it almost seems like there's a conspiracy trying to keep it from finding mainstream success, yet so far Google's kept putting up the good fight. Lately, however, there's been the sense that even Google could be tiring of Wallet, and it looked like the company was backing away from its plans for a physical Google Wallet card. Now, the new Nexus 7 has launched, and despite being a pure-Google device, free from carrier meddling, it lacks basic hardware support for Wallet; is this ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Google's ASUS-made Nexus 7, the new one for 2013, has been out only for a little time, and we've already started our coverage with an initial unboxing. We'll have a lot more coming on the slate but early adopters will notice two over-the-air updates being available to download and install. The first Android 4.3 system update will install as soon as the slate connects to WiFi during the initial system setup process. After rebooting and applying the patch, the system will be updated to build JWR66N. After the initial system setup procedure, another update will be downloaded and once the ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    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 ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    This morning we heard about a number of retailers turning a blind eye to the official July 30 retail launch date for the new Nexus 7, and already selling the tablet early. With reports of multiple chains getting in on this action, and both in-store sales and shipments of online orders underway, it was looking like the floodgates were truly open. Now we get even more confirmation that the new Nexus 7 simply refuses to wait any longer, and Google itself has opened sales of the tablet. The Google Play Twitter account sent out the message about an hour ago, announcing, "Surprise! The next ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    To kick off this week's podcast, a few apologies are in order. First, we're sorry we were forced to push the Weekly further and further back until we were backed up against the cold, wet reality of a Friday afternoon - the Lumia 1020, new Nexus 7, HTC 8XT, and about forty other devices landed on our office doorsteps this week, and we're dealing the best we can with the surge. Second, we're sorry we're spending yet another week neglecting the listener-mail inbox. We didn't anticipate today's show running as long as it did (imagine that), so we didn't build it into our planning. That very ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Android 4.3 was announced and released earlier this week with an OTA update promised to start rolling out immediately. Like many of you, I still haven't gotten my OTA update, and I'm getting antsy. Luckily, Google has released the system images for all the Nexus devices that support Android 4.3, and with just a little bit of tech-know-how, you're on your way. Here is how to get Android 4.3 on your Nexus today! How-to get Android 4.3 The first thing you'll want to do is backup anything that you don't want to lose, this process will return your Nexus 7 to factory defaults. After that, ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Well, look what we have here! We were only just telling you about what you'd need to do in order to get your hands on a new Nexus 7 a few days early, and now we've got a tablet of our own to unbox for you. This isn't the first time we've looked at how this year's Nexus 7 would arrive – just before the tablet officially launched, we got to check out an early unboxing vid – but we absolutely needed to go hands-on for ourselves with this new hardware. The 2013 Nexus 7 manages to maintain a price admirably close to last year's $200 launch, while overhauling the tablet's specs: we move up ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Two days ago, Google went official with the 2013 version of its Nexus 7 tablet, introducing new hardware with a full HD display, among other improvements. At the time Google was crystal-clear about initial launch details: the 16GB and 32GB WiFi-only versions of the new Nexus 7 would first go up for sale on Tuesday, July 30, arriving simultaneously at the Google Play Store and brick-and-mortar retailers. At least, that was the plan, but it now appears that more than a few of these stores are selling new Nexus 7 stock already. It's not crazy unusual to learn about some lucky soul talking his ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    It was just over a year ago, that our fearless leader, Brandon Miniman kicked off what has become a grand tradition of short, gut-reaction editorials – TL;DR. Now, with the release of the new Nexus tablet, Mr. Miniman’s editorial has been thrown asunder, his hopes and dreams dashed against the unyielding stones of progress and consumerism. Ok, so it’s not that tragic, but still. A rear-facing camera, Google? Not cool. It’s bad enough every time you go to a kid’s recital you have to contend with the iPhones and Galaxies hovering just above forehead level, but now we’re going to ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    With mobile devices, arguably the most important specification is the display. Yes, other specifications are vital, too. Of course, you wouldn't have a smartphone without a large battery, capable processor, GPU, RAM, or storage. But with tablets and smartphones, the primary input and output is the display. It's how you navigate the device, input text, read information, watch videos, and practically everything else you can do with mobile devices. The rapid advancement of display technology only lends credence to the importance of the display. (Not that anyone should dispute the fact ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's quarter results and how these vary significant to last year's. We later go through the HTC Zara once more as we've now got some leaked specifications. Android 4.3 is next as Google has finally announced it in their breakfast with Sundar Pichai. Later it's all about the Chromecast and some rumors on the Nexus 10. We end today's show talking about Google's Nexus 7 for 2013, which definitely is the tablet most of us have been waiting for. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple Q3 numbers: 31.2 million iPhones, 14.6 iPads sold ...

    Share
    Read On
Mobile Version