Posts tagged with: Nexus 7
  • by | July 26, 2013 11:24 AM

    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 ...

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  • by | July 26, 2013 7:00 AM

    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 ...

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  • by | July 25, 2013 2:11 PM

    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 ...

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  • by | July 24, 2013 9:00 PM

    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 ...

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  • by | July 24, 2013 6:18 PM

    Some companies just know what they're doing. Have you ever faced a situation where a product is just such a no-brainer, which you have to have it even if you don't need it? The reason why I mention the word need is because if it's a product you need, then it's really tough to call it a no-brainer. Need is something easy to serve for a customer. If you're in college and there's a specific book you need for a class, you could say the product has a guaranteed market regardless of what it is. Desire is a very different ball game. For a product to be desirable, surely it has to satisfy a need, ...

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  • by | July 24, 2013 4:41 PM

    When the original Nexus 7 was announced, I was eager to get my hands on it. I already owned the Motorola Xoom -- the very first "official" Android tablet, and felt that it was simply too big to be practical. The Nexus 7, in its compact shell, just felt better in-hand. Sure, the screen isn't as big, but it's not supposed to be. This device is meant to go with you, rather than lugged around behind you. I love my old Nexus 7, but I can't wait to get the new Nexus 7. Over the time that I've used it, I've become aware of some of the old Nexus 7's shortcomings. Android 4.1 ran like a champ, but ...

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  • by | July 24, 2013 3:38 PM

    The original Nexus 7 was groundbreaking. No, it's specifications weren't terribly impressive. The display was terrible, the Tegra 3 chipset suffered from poor performance, and it initially only came in 8GB or 16GB variants. On paper, it was nothing to get excited about. But it raised the bar by hitting an unbelievable price point – just $199 plus tax. Amazon did this just before Google and ASUS teamed up with the Kindle Fire, but even with a color display and a low price point, the Kindle Fire was more of a glorified e-reader than a high-powered tablet, and without some tweaking, it was ...

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  • by | July 24, 2013 3:37 PM

    Android 4.3 is upon us. It's no game-changer by any means, but it still has a number of interesting things to offer, and any Android fan worth his or her salt is going to be itching to try out this latest build. Google announced that updates would be on their way for the Nexus 4, old Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and the GSM Galaxy Nexus, but at least here in the US, tapping away at the "Check now" button on a Nexus 4, we haven't seen any arrive just yet. We know it should only be a matter of hours, but if you just can't wait, some Android 4.3 factory images have hit Google's Android Developers site. ...

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  • by | July 24, 2013 12:23 PM

    Today's the day for Google's "Breakfast" event. Android head Sundar Pichai got started by talking about the booming growth the industry has been seeing in tablet sales. Since introducing the Nexus 7, adoption has skyrocketed, and we're reaching the point where more people will be buying tablets than computers. As such, Google wants to make sure to stay ahead of the curve, and a new Nexus 7 is just how it intends to do so. The new Nexus 7 has a seven-inch 1920 x 1200 display, boasting a 30% wider color gamut than the original. It runs a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, has front and rear ...

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  • by | July 24, 2013 11:55 AM

    Everyone, the time has come. Those of you that were disappointed at Google not announcing a new version of Android, or their update to the Nexus 7 at Google I/O a couple of months ago, may find the solution to your worries tomorrow. After Apple announced iOS 7 at WWDC, it’s clear that there are a lot of things at stake that the dudes at Mountain View need to address with this event, and we do expect to be impressed. Google’s Breakfast with Sundar Pichai happens tomorrow, July 24th at Noon EST, 9:00AM Pacific and we’d love for you to join us in our usual Round Table as we discuss ...

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  • by | July 24, 2013 1:09 AM

    The official Google event, where we're expecting the new Nexus 7 to be unveiled -- among other things -- is going to happen today, at Noon EDT. Of course, we'll be all over that with our, by now usual, live first impressions, but some lucky folks already managed to get their hands on what appears to be the full-retail Google Nexus slate. Apparently, the leaked renders we've seen seem to match up perfectly with the device pictured above, and below. The device, codenamed "Razor", was also benchmarked and the apps used to test its performance unveiled its full list of specs: ...

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  • by | July 22, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's Lumia 625 leaks along with a possible launch tomorrow. We then talk about some reports of Samsung working on a 12.2-inch Android tablet. We've got some reports of an HTC Zara to launch alongside the HTC One Max as well, and what to expect from this phone. Ubuntu is next as the company plans to raise some funds to build their own smartphone that can dual-boot to Android. We end today's show talking about the leaked details of Google's new variant of the Nexus 7. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nokia teasing something big ...

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  • by | July 22, 2013 4:07 PM

    We've been seeing a fantastic amount of info concerning this year's hardware refresh of the Nexus 7 tablet turn up lately. That's started to include some official-looking press renders of the tablet, and earlier today we saw its appearance in a leaked retailer circular. In those, the wallpaper displayed matched what we're used to from the Nexus 10; that's led to a few questions about Google's M.O. for launches, since especially if we're seeing Android 4.3 arrive with this guy, we'd expect to see it get a new, fresh-looking wallpaper. Ask and ye shall receive, for this latest round of new ...

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  • by | July 22, 2013 11:05 AM

    Rumors about a next-gen Nexus 7 tablet really picked up in intensity last week, delivering the first compelling visual evidence of the tablet to date. We followed that up with some really nice-looking press renders over the weekend, and today get to augment all that with one more view of the hardware, alongside a new leak giving some additional insight into Google's launch plans. Those earlier renders showed off the new Nexus 7 from the front and rear, and to that, tipster @evleaks adds a new side view, visible down below. More interesting than that, perhaps, a leaked Best Buy circular ...

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  • by | July 21, 2013 10:59 PM

    The official unveiling of the ASUS-made Nexus tablet might be a couple of days away but we've already seen some pictures (and video) of the refresh. Apparently, and matching those pictures, an official Nexus 7 follow-up render of the  has been leaked. Of course, we have no information related to the internals of the slate but from what we can see, it matches the info leaked previously, including the main camera on the back, rumored to be a five-megapixel shooter. Reports are claiming that the seven-inch display will have a resolution of 1900x1200 pixels and there will allegedly be two ...

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