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Google would be foolish not to release another Nexus 7 tablet in 2014, so let's go ahead and assume the Mountain View company will keep the good times rolling with yet another winning product sometime next year. That still gives us plenty to speculate about, such as whether or not ASUS will once again build the device for Google, and what System-on-Chip will be found inside. The latest web chatter suggests that the next Nexus 7 model will sport an Intel processor. Specifically, the 2014 model Nexus 7 is likely to wield a Bay Trail chip such as the Z3740 or Z3770. One thing Google wouldn't have... Read more...
There's a new over-the-air (OTA) update available for the 2013 Nexus 7 that is supposed to fix at least a couple niggling issues some early adopters have been noticing, including problems with the touchscreen and GPS, Google announced in separate Google Product Forums posts. The update -- JSS15Q -- began rolling out to Nexus 7 owners yesterday, though if you haven't received it yet, you can always manually check. Starting with the touchscreen issue, some users reported wonky issues with how their taps were being registered. For example, the Nexus 7 might record a single tap as a double tap, while... Read more...
After what can only be described as a tumultuous week, Google has finally gone and posted a factory image and binaries for its 2013 model Nexus 7 codenamed "razor." Unfortunately for the open source community, the delay in making these files available to the public led to the resignation of Jean-Baptiste Queru (JBQ), former Technical Lead of Google's Android Open Source Project. JBQ can be considered one of the good guys and frequently made himself available on Google Groups to answer questions posed by developers. He also played a big role in keeping everything about Android 'open' to the community.... Read more...
Google made a brilliant decision last year to take the bull by the horns and deliver its own brand Android tablet to the masses. Built by ASUS to Google's specifications, the original Nexus 7 awarded a patient (and eager) audience with a stock Android experience wrapped in an affordable package that was high on value and low on feature concessions. It was precisely the kind of tablet the Android camp had been clamoring for, because for whatever reason, most third-party manufacturers were tying to push larger, overpriced slates onto an audience that simply wanted a solid tablet without paying a... Read more...
Google made a brilliant decision last year to take the bull by the horns and deliver its own brand Android tablet to the masses. Built by ASUS to Google's specifications, the original Nexus 7 awarded a patient (and eager) audience with a stock Android experience wrapped in an affordable package that was high on value and low on feature concessions. It was precisely the kind of tablet the Android camp had been clamoring for, because for whatever reason, most third-party manufacturers were tying to push larger, overpriced slates onto an audience that simply wanted a solid tablet without paying a... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and Half Geeks Webcast, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss the impressive ASUS PQ321 Ultra HD 4K 31.5-inch Monitor, NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tegra 4-based portable gaming device, the just release second-gen Nexus 7 tablet, AMD’s Catalyst 13.8 beta drivers which enable frame pacing, and more... Show Notes: 01:05 – ASUS PQ321 Ultra HD 4K 31.5-inch Monitor Review 06:18 – NVIDIA SHIELD Tegra 4 Android Gaming Portable 15:11 – Second-Gen Google Nexus 7 Tablet 23:21 – AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Drivers Enable Frame Pacing Control... Read more...
The always eager tech surgeons at iFixIt already managed to get their hands on Google's second generation Nexus 7 tablet built by ASUS even though it doesn't officially launch to retail until July 30, 2013 (Protip: if you're impatient, Best Buy and Walmart both have already begun selling the updated slate). As they're accustomed to doing, they wasted no time getting at the guts of the device, both for sheer pleasure and to see how easy (or difficult) the Nexus 7 is to repair on your own, should the need arise. One thing we like about iFixIt's teardowns is that they snap a lot of high-quality photos... Read more...
Google recently revealed the worst kept secret on the web by formally introducing its second generation Nexus 7 tablet built by ASUS. It's thinner, faster, boasts a better display, and is supposed to be available to purchase July 30, 2013. Don't want to wait? You may not have to, depending on where you live. There have been reports that those who pre-ordered a new Nexus 7 from Best Buy have already received shipping notifications. Intrigued, we hit up Best Buy's website and sure enough, the electronics retailer is selling the updated Nexus 7 as if it's in stock (there's no mention of a pre-order).... Read more...
This is a big day for Google. During its "Breakfast with Sundar Pichai" event, Google unveiled its second generation Nexus 7 tablet built by ASUS (along with a few other announcements). The impending introduction of another Nexus 7 tablet was one of the worst kept secrets on the web, but now that it's official, we can dismiss with the speculation and focus on the facts. To start with, the 2013 model Nexus 7 is thinner, lighter, and faster than the original released last year. It also boasts a higher resolution display that's been bumped up to 1920x1200. though the 7-inch form factor remains. As... Read more...
It's no secret there's going to be another Nexus 7 device. Google's Nexus 7, built by ASUS, is arguably the best Android tablet on the market, delivering a stock OS experience without carrier bloat or third-party skins that are often found on non-Google brand devices. Not only are we confident Google will launch another Nexus 7 tablet, but we have an idea of what it look like. The folks over at Android Police scored a bevy of press images showing the next Nexus 7 with new wallpaper that's perhaps the stock background for the Android 4.3-based tablet. Google is expected to unveil the next Nexus... Read more...
One of the most oft-recommended Android tablets is Google's Nexus 7 built by Asus. The 7-inch slate is still relatively well equipped with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, and best of all, stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the latter of which is reason alone to put the Nexus 7 on your short list of potential Android tablets. But not even Google is immune to the fast pace of technology, hence a second generation Nexus 7 slate is in the pipeline. An announcement may come as early as next month, which would be exactly one year after the original Nexus 7 launched.... Read more...
Word on the web is that Asus is building another 7-inch Nexus tablet for Google. That's pretty exciting, considering the original Nexus 7 is viewed by many to be the best Android tablet in its size class that's currently available, yet Asus left a little bit of room for improvement for a follow-up act. Will the next Nexus device sport a rear-facing camera, for example? Or a faster processor? Yes on both accounts, according to KGI Securities analyst Mingchi Kuo. We're not sure where he's getting his information from, but based on a report he put out today, the next Nexus 7 will rock a Qualcomm AP1... Read more...
If you've been shopping a 7-inch tablet, there's a good chance Google's Nexus 7 is high on your list, or at least on your radar. As it should be, the Nexus 7 is still arguably the best 7-inch slate on the market nine months after launch, though if you've put off making the plunge for this long, you might want to wait just a little bit longer. Word around the web is that Google is getting ready to release a second generation model of its popular slate. Based on info obtained from sources within the upstream supply chain, Digitimes says the next Nexus 7 is likely to be unveiled at the Google I/O... Read more...
In the growing 7-inch tablet space, Google made its Nexus 7 device more competitive by knocking the 16GB model down to $199, effectively replacing the 8GB model, and introducing a 32GB version for $249. Storage upgrades are no minor deal, considering the Nexus 7 doesn't sport a microSD card slot, but it can also be a tough pill to swallow if you purchased a unit just prior to the price drop. Lucky for you, Google and Asus are both offering a bit of compensation. Let's start with Google. If you purchased a 16GB Nexus 7 tablet within 15 days of the price drop, you qualify for Google's Price Protection... Read more...
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