The Nexus 7: Google Has a Game Changer

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Most folks who follow my mobile and Tablet blogging here know that I really enjoy the iPad experience. Some (including my wife) say I enjoy it far too much. I’ve owned every edition since the original. Contrary to what the platform zealots believe, I’ve always been eager to take a look at what else comes […]

7-Inch Acer Iconia Tab Awaits FCC Approval to Compete With Nexus 7

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It looks like Acer may have something up its sleeves to compete with Asus and its Google partnership in creating the Nexus 7 tablet. The Acer rival was recently spotted over at the U.S. regulatory agency, the FCC, for approval with the model number A110. The tablet, like the Nexus 7, will debut with a […]

Google Details Shipping Times for Nexus 7 Tablet

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The Nexus 7 tablet is in hot demand with its high-end features set as well as low $200 entry pricing. As such, demand for this tablet is high and Google is struggling to get orders and pre-orders shipped. Customers who order the device today through Google’s online Play Store can expect 8 GB model to […]

Will Google’s Nexus 7 Grow or Cannibalize the Android Tablet Market?

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When Google had set out to brand its own smartphones under the Nexus moniker, it ambitiously did so with the goal of setting industry trends that other OEMs–like HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and others–could follow. Now, with the smartphone market maturing, Google is focusing its attention on the tablet market to compete against Apple’s market-leading […]

Will Sony’s Next Tablet Run Android or Windows 8/RT?

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A new Sony tablet device was recently spotted at the FCC for U.S. regulatory approval with little information attached to it. The tablet bears the model number SGPT1211 and is described as a “Tablet Device,” but little else is known about this slate, including what operating system will be used. The FCC certification was discovered […]

Wozniak: Steve Jobs Reincarnated at Microsoft With Surface

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Speaking at the Entel Summit in Chile, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak made a comment that co-founder and late Apple CEO Steve Jobs may have been reincarnated at Microsoft. The comment was made in response to a question posed to Wozniak about what he thought of Microsoft’s Surface tablet. It’s as if “Steve Jobs came back […]

7-Inch iPad Mini Made in Brazil?

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According to the latest report coming out of Japanese site Macotakara, Apple’s oft rumored 7-inch iPad, which had been dubbed as the iPad Mini in the press in the past, may be manufactured in Brazil by Apple’s partner Foxconn. The device is being speculated to enter production come this September for a release come this holiday […]

Update on Google’s Tablet UI and the Nexus 7

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Yesterday I posted about my confusion regarding Google’s approach to a Tablet UI with the Nexus 7. As I said I was a bit flummoxed given that what we’d seen so far was leading to conclusions that the Nexus 7, equipped with Jelly Bean, would have a smartphone UI instead of a Tablet UI.  I […]

Staples Outs Ship Date for Nexus 7 Tablet: July 12-17

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Though the Nexus 7 tablet was announced at Google I/O late last month and interested customers have been able to pre-order the Google-branded tablet, Google has so far been vague about the ship date for the device. Now, thanks to office supplies retailer Staples, we have somewhat of a clearer image of when the Nexus […]

Google Launches Tablet Confusion Along with New Nexus 7 Tablet

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Color me puzzled. Google has announced and is accepting pre-orders of its own entry in the Tablet world. The Nexus 7, made by Asus, is a 7 inch Tablet supposedly targeted at both Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Apple’s iPad. Lots of folks are excited about the Nexus Tablet and deservedly so. The under $200 price […]

Amazon Readying Kindle Fire 2 for August Delivery

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With Google targeting the low price point of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet with a 7-inch display form factor, Amazon is readying a new, improved second-generation version of its popular tablet for an August delivery to compete against the July launch of Google’s Nexus 7 slate. The Kindle Fire 2 is rumored to be delivered sometime […]

HP to Focus on Business Windows 8 Tablets, Scraps Windows RT ARM Slate Plans

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Hewlett-Packard has confirmed that it has shelved plans for releasing a consumer-focused Windows RT tablet that will run on Qualcomm’s ARM-based processor and instead will be focusing its efforts on a business-centric slate running Intel’s x86 architecture.”I can confirm that at HP, we continue to look at using ARM processors in business and consumer products,” […]

Microsoft to Build Its Own Tablet to Go Head-to-Head With Apple?

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We had reported that Microsoft has a big announcement in Los Angeles, California on Monday regarding a Windows-based tablet, though it’s unclear whether the announcement will surround the Windows 8 operating system based on Intel’s and AMD’s x86 chip architecture or the ARM-based Windows RT release. The announcement would come sandwiched between the end of […]

Next-Generation Samsung S Pen Promises Even More Features for Galaxy Note

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The Samsung S Pen, which is a digitizer that works on the company’s Galaxy Note line of tablets and debuted on the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note phablet, may be gaining additional functionality and features. According to a patent application filed by the South Korean Android and Galaxy manufacturer, the new S Pen holder will add voice […]

Lamborghini: To Russia With Android Bling

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It looks like Italian auto house Lamborghini will be turning to the old Kremlin state to debut a new line of luxury Android products, including three smartphones and a tablet. Unfortunately, though, despite the premium price points due to more luxurious metals, Lamborghini’s Android debuts do not have cutting edge specs. The tablet, dubbed the […]

Asus Padfone, Transformer Pad Infinity Destined for AT&T’s 4G LTE

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While U.S. customers can certainly import the Aus Padfone right now for a hefty cost, there’s news that U.S. wireless carrier AT&T will soon offer the transforming smartphone-tablet-netbook concept on its network as well as a 4G LTE variant of the Trasnformer Pad Infinity tablet. According to an un-named Asus representative speaking to Android Authority at […]

7-Inch Iconia Tab A110 With Quad-Core Tegra 3 to Launch Under $200

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Beating Google’s much speculated announcement of its Nexus 7 Tablet at this year’s Google I/O developer conference, Acer has announced that its own Iconia Tab A110 will be debuting at just under $200. The Acer-made tablet will feature similar specs to the rumored Nexus Tablet that is speculated to be made by rival Asus, including […]