All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘nexus 7’

Google Gets Into The Tablets For Education Business

The education sector has become big business for tech companies in recent years thanks to classrooms embracing new technologies like tablets and educational software. Apple and Amazon are both big players in the tablets for education arena, and now Google is tossing its hat in as well. Google announced today its launching a new education initiative called Tablets with Google …

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New Nexus 7 Won’t Work On Verizon Until It Gets KitKat

This year’s Nexus 7 supported 4G LTE networks right out of the gate on AT&T, T-Mobile and any other GSM network. As such, it should have been as easy as buying the unlocked tablet and activating it for Verizon subscribers. What those subscribers found, however, was that Verizon was giving them the run around as it refused to activate the …

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Google Is Having Asus Make The Nexus 10 [Rumor]

Asus and Google are the best of pals. The former makes the Nexus 7 for the latter, and the two couldn’t be happier with the sales. Now it looks like the two will be joining forces on Google’s upcoming 10-inch tablet as well. On Wednesday, @evleaks did what he does best and leaked some new information regarding Google’s Nexus 10: …

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New Nexus 7 Predicted to Sell 3.5 Million This Year

Since Google’s first 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7, was announced last year, shipments of Android tablets have risen quickly. Though the iPad Mini provides strong competition, a slew of low-priced, 7-inch Android devices led by the Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire have begun to take over living rooms across the western world. Last month, Google announced the first refresh …

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Your Nexus 7 Getting A Little Slow? Android 4.3 Should Fix That

Google introduced the new Nexus 7 last week, and some consumers will have already upgraded to the latest model. Others, however, will hold onto last year’s Nexus 7 even if its performance has diminished somewhat over the last year. Fret not, frugal consumer, as the promised Android 4.3 update will make your old Nexus 7 feel brand new again. Anandtech …

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Tablet Sales to Pick Up Later This Year, Shows Analyst Survey

It’s taken only a few short years since the debut of the iPhone for U.S. smartphone adoption to begin to slow, and now it appears that tablets are saturating the U.S. market just as fast. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) this week revealed its market research outlook for the tablet market in the coming quarter. The report shows that 41% …

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Here’s All The New Stuff In Android 4.3

At an event yesterday, Google announced the new Nexus 7 and the Chromecast. New hardware is always exciting, but many more were just as exciting to see that Android 4.3 was finally revealed. While not a huge upgrade from previous versions, this new flavor of Jelly Bean has its fair share of interesting features. The most compelling new feature by …

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Google Thinks The New Nexus 7 Will Make Middle School Less Awkward

Did you hear? Google finally unveiled the new Nexus 7 during an event this morning. The successor to last year’s Nexus 7 comes with a number of hardware and software enhancements, but the real benefit comes in the form of making our children’s lives easier. As part of the Nexus 7 reveal, Google shared an ad that shows how the …

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Netflix Immediately Supported By Google’s Chromecast, New Android App For Nexus 7 On The Way

As you probably know by now, Google revealed both the Nexus 7 tablet and the Chromecast device at an event in San Francisco today. Netflix announced that it has new experiences that cater to both devices. For the Nexus 7, Netflix is working with Google on a new Android app that supports 080p HD video. “Today Google demonstrated the Nexus …

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Google Announces New Nexus 7, Chromecast

Last week, it was revealed that Google would be hosting a breakfast this morning with Sundar Pichai. It was assumed that he would spend the morning talking about Android and perhaps a new Nexus 7. He and other Googlers did that, but they also announced what amounts to a refresh of last year’s Nexus Q. Pichai kicked off the event …

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Best Buy Jumps The Gun On New Nexus 7 Pre-Orders, Confirms Android 4.3’s Existence

Google will be hosting an event this morning with Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai. We all kind of assumed it would have something to do with Android, but the specifics were still a mystery until Best Buy jumped the gun. Best Buy launched the pre-order pages for both the 16GB and 32GB variants of the Nexus 7 this morning …

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Asus Expects Tablet Shipment Boost From New Nexus 7

Details about the upcoming refresh of Google’s Nexus 7 are now being leaked at a fast pace. Photos of the device even surfaced earlier this week. The new Nexus 7 is expected to have a 1920×1200 resolution display, a 1.5GHz S4 Pro CPU, a 5MP rear camera, and is expected to ship running Android 4.3. Though it is no Kindle …

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This Is What The New Nexus 7 Looks Like

Later this week, Google will be hosting an event with Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai. It’s pretty much a given that he’ll announce something related to Android, and some think that something may be the new Nexus 7. Everyone’s favorite tech leaker, evleaks, now has the official press render of the new Nexus 7 up. The leak doesn’t confirm …

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New Nexus 7 To Cost $229 For 16GB, $269 For 32GB [Rumor]

Are we going to see the new Nexus 7 at next week’s Google event? There’s a good possibility, and it’s becoming even more likely after the latest leak. Android Central received a tip and photographic evidence from an unnamed retail source that claims to have the prices of the new Nexus 7. The image shows that the 16GB model of …

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Google To Host Event With Sundar Pichai On July 24

Sundar Pichai is wearing a lot of hats these days. He’s no longer just the head of the Chrome team, but the Android team as well. That’s why any event with him leaves us guessing as to what he’ll talk about. Google announced today that it will be hosting a press event/breakfast on July 24. The invitation, courtesy of JR …

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Nexus 7 Refresh Coming Soon, Specs Leaked

Though Android fans were disappointed that no new hardware announcements were made at Google I/O, rumors of an impending update to the Nexus 7 tablet. Today Digitimes, the Tiawanese publication that closely follows Chines tech manufacturing, all but confirmed the new Nexus 7‘s existence and leaked a few of its specs. The rumored mini-tablet is reported to have the same …

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New Nexus 7 Makes A Stop At The FCC

Google confirmed before its annual developer conference that no new hardware would be shown, but it was still disappointing to see the company not introduce the oft-rumored new Nexus 7. It’s fine now, however, as the FCC has pretty much revealed the new tablet for us. A new 7-inch tablet from Asus bearing the Nexus moniker has recently made its …

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Don’t Expect Any Hardware Announcements At Google I/O

People are expecting big things out of this year’s Google I/O. Last year’s conference introduced the world to Glass, the Nexus 7 and the ill-fated Nexus Q. What could Google possibly do to top that? It seems that they aren’t even going to try. In an interview with Wired, Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai, who had just recently taken …

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Google To Introduce A New 11-Inch Tablet This Year [Rumor]

At Google I/O last year, Google showed that it was serious about making Android a serious contender in the tablet space with the Nexus 7. It inched in on Apple’s turf later that year with the Nexus 10, a Samsung-built tablet sporting the largest resolution yet seen on a mobile device. Now Google may be teaming up with Samsung to …

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Nexus 7 Successor With Qualcomm CPU To Launch In July [Report]

It’s pretty much assumed at this point that Google will be showing off the new Nexus 7 at Google I/O next month. Now we just need to know its specs, and its launch date. Lucky enough, a new report out today tells us just that. Sources told Reuters that the Asustek-made Nexus 7 successor will be launching in July. If …

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Next-Generation Nexus 7 May Drop Nvidia For Qualcomm [Rumor]

Rumors have been building for a while now that Google will be introducing a new Nexus 7 this year. It will reportedly launch in May and feature a full HD display. Beyond that, we don’t know much else about the rumored hardware, but a recent report provides a few more details. Pacific Crest analyst Michael McConnell recently said that the …

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Nexus Tablet Refresh Could Come in May [RUMOR]

DitiTimes, a Taiwanese publication that covers the tech manufacturing industry in Taiwan, is reporting that the next version of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet could be coming as soon as May of 2013. Citing “sources from the upstream supply chain,” the report claims that Google is once again working with Asus on the tablet. The device is rumored to feature a …

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Android Tablet Beats iPad Sales in Japan

A new report from a Japanese publication named Nikkei claims that Apple’s iPad sales in Japan this holiday season were beaten by sales of Google’s Nexus 7. The report cites a survey from Japanese market research firm BCN, which contacted 2,400 stores across Japan. According to the survey, Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, manufactured by Asus, made up 44.4% of of …

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T-Mobile Nexus 7 Now Available On Google Play Store

There was much rejoicing when Google finally offered a HSPA+ option for its popular Nexus 7 tablet. The only minor concern was that AT&T was the only carrier listed as the device came with an AT&T SIM card. There are other HSPA+ networks in this country, but they never got a page on the Google Play store until now. It …

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$99 Tablet Might Not Make It To The U.S.

A rumor emerged last week that said Acer was preparing a $99 Android tablet. That rumor is looking to be truth as more reports are coming in on the device, dubbed the Iconia B1, and one report says that the budget tablet may never make it to the U.S. The Wall Street Journal spoke to a person “with direct knowledge …

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Tumblr Android App Now Supports Tablets

Social networks that sprung up and became popular before the mobile boom are now working to move onto mobile. One such service is tumblr and its mobile presence just got a little stronger on Android. Tumblr announced today that it has released an update for its Android app that adds compatibility for tablets. Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 users can …

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Google Is Fixing The December Bug In Android 4.2

The latest mobile OS from Google – Android 4.2 – has been found to contain a few bugs that ruin the experience for some Nexus device users. The bugs seem to be specifically affecting those on the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus. One bug in particular deleted December from the People app, but Google is already on it. …

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iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD, and Nexus 7 Smoothies, Anyone?

We’re not sure how BlendTec’s viral ad campaign is affecting sales of their products, but we do know it’s a damn good viral ad campaign. Whenever a new device is released – new iPhone, new tablet, new Kindle, etc. – people wonder when BlendTec will torture it. Their “Will it Blend” videos get hundreds of thousands, occasionally millions of views …

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Tablets Top Holiday Buying Survey, But Not the iPad Mini [Infographic]

The results of a new Tech Bargains survey were released today, and they show that Apple may not be the big winner in the mini-tablet market this holiday season. The survey shows that 53% of consumers will spend more than half of their holiday shopping budgets on electronic devices. Of the tech gifts people expect to buy, tablets are, not …

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Google Channels The Life Aquatic For Its New Nexus 7 Ad

We’re only a few weeks away from the official beginning of the holiday shopping season. As such, Google is starting to kick its advertising machine for its line of Nexus products into high gear. The first ad focuses on Google’s older tablet – the Nexus 7. It would be hard to beat the first Nexus 7 ad as it featured …

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