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Google's been tight-lipped about how many Nexus 7 tablets it's sold to date, but that's okay, because the manufacturer went and spilled the jelly beans. According to Asus, Nexus 7 sales are fast approaching 1 million units per month, or about twice as many as when it was launched several months ago. "At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500,000 units a month, then maybe 600,000 or 700,000, This latest month, it was close to 1 million," Asus Chief Financial Officer David Chang told The Wall Street Journal. Chang's figure falls in line with most analysts' estimates, who had pegged third quarter... Read more...
It’s no secret that tablet sales are booming, but there are still surprises here and there, such as Asustek Computer’s Q3 earnings of 229.1 million, up 43% from the same period in the previous year. According to the Wall Street Journal, research firm Gartner is pointing to the Asus Nexus 7 tablet and similar devices as being key growth drivers. The Asus Nexus 7 is a Google Android Jelly Bean-based tablet that has impressive specs, including a quad-core processor, a high-end 7-inch IPS multitouch display, and a thin, light body. Asus is also doing well with notebooks, something... Read more...
It's said that love hath no fury like a woman scorned, but in the world of business, China is acting like one angry...country. Rather than embrace Google's nifty Nexus 7 tablet built by Asus, China's government has yet to approve the device for import, and it might be doing it out of spite. Some are viewing China's feet dragging as a power play, one in which revenge is the motivating factor. China and Google's relationship is a contentious one, and it only got worse when Google announced it was pulling its search engine out of the country back in March 2010. At the time, Google felt it had no other... Read more...
Google has enjoyed plenty of success with its Nexus 7 tablet. Now, it appears the company is looking to expand its tablet offerings with the addition of a 3G model that could launch in approximately six weeks. According to reports on the Web, Google and Asus are already in the process of building a 3G-enabled version of the Nexus 7. The report claims Asus is ramping up manufacturing in preparation for a launch in about six weeks, which would indicate a mid-October release. At this point, it appears the Nexus 7 with 3G connectivity would have the same specs as the original version of the tablet... Read more...
Nvidia has released its Q2 earnings for FY2013, and it's good news all around for the graphics manufacturer. While a number of firms had trouble in Q2 thanks to weak European sales and sluggish US demand, Nvidia turned in a net income of $118M on total sales of just over a billion. Nvida's strong quarter comes partly courtesy of Kepler's popularity -- GPU sales were up 15.3% in Q2, at $668M. Revenue was at the top of the company's guidance. The other major factor was the announcement of Google's Nexus 7. Nvidia's Tegra 3 is at the heart of that device, and it gave the company's tablet chipset a... Read more...
Google claims Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean, is the fastest and smoothest version of Android yet. When we took a look at the first Jelly Bean-equipped tablet a couple of weeks back, the Nexus 7, we felt Jelly Bean had a lot to offer users, both in terms of performance enhancements as well as new functionality. Here, we'll take a closer look at some of the new and improved features that come with Jelly Bean.... Read more...
Google claims Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean, is the fastest and smoothest version of Android yet. When we took a look at the first Jelly Bean-equipped tablet a couple of weeks back, the Nexus 7, we felt Jelly Bean had a lot to offer users, both in terms of performance enhancements as well as new functionality. Here, we'll take a closer look at some of the new and improved features that come with Jelly Bean. Jelly Bean is Inherently Faster - One of the goals Google had while creating Android 4.1 was to improve upon the user experience by making the mobile OS feel fast and smooth. In this regard, Jelly... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geek, Iyaz, Dave and Marco chat about the Google Nexus 7, incredible free Open Source apps for every OS, TSMC possibly building a dedicated fab for Apple, the WD My Net N900 Dual-Band Router, how Gabe Newell thinks Windows 8 will kill PC Gaming, and details of our next awesome contest where you could win a sweet killer gaming PC built with top-notch Corsair components... Show Notes: 01:08 - Google Nexus 7 Tablet: Jelly Bean and Much More 09:45 - Open Source: Incredible Apps for Every OS 12:38 - Game-Changer: TSMC May Build Dedicated Apple Fab... Read more...
A couple of years ago, Google introduced its Nexus line of smartphones. Nexus branded phones feature a pure Android experience without the customizations and tweaks we generally get from smartphone manufacturers and wireless carriers. Nexus-branded products also come with an unlockable bootloader which provides for further development and end-user modification. This year, however, Google expanded its Nexus line to include more than just smartphones. At the Google I/O conference in June, Google unveiled its first ever Nexus tablet, known as the Nexus 7. In keeping with the tradition that Nexus devices... Read more...
A couple of years ago, Google introduced its Nexus line of smartphones. Nexus branded phones feature a pure Android experience without the customizations and tweaks we generally get from smartphone manufacturers and wireless carriers. Nexus-branded products also come with an unlockable bootloader which provides for further development and end-user modification. This year, however, Google expanded its Nexus line to include more than just smartphones. At the Google I/O conference in June, Google unveiled its first ever Nexus tablet, known as the Nexus 7. In keeping with the tradition that Nexus... Read more...
The thing about tables like the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, and iPad is that you're generally stuck with whatever internal storage exists, save for cloud computing and external add-ons. For that reason, early Nexus 7 owners proved ahead of the savvy-buyer curve and quickly deplete Google of its inventory of 16GB tablets, leaving other potential Nexus 7 shoppers with having to decide between picking up the 8GB model or waiting indefinitely for more 16GB models to come back in stock. Those who chose the latter had no ETA to work with, but lo and behold, more 16GB Nexus 7 devices are ready to ship out.... Read more...
The unfortunate truth in mobile is that it's not uncommon for handheld devices to sport non-upgradeable internal storage, a trait that's embraced by Apple and seems to be catching on with low-cost Android devices. To wit, neither Amazon's Kindle Fire or Google's Asus-built Nexus 7 tablet sport expandable storage options, which means it's imperative to choose the proper amount at the outset. Nexus 7 buyers are apparently ahead of the curve in this regard and have gobbled up Google's entire stock of 16GB Nexus 7 tablets. The 16GB model, which sells for $249 on Google Play, is currently sold out without... Read more...
From a hardware standpoint, Google's $199 Nexus 7 tablet is viewed as a win compared to Amazon's Kindle Fire device, which lacks some of the amenities found on the Asus-built slate. But one area where the Nexus 7 doesn't trump the Kindle Fire is in regards to a rear-facing camera. Neither device has one, and in both cases, the decision came down to dollars and 'sense.' For Amazon, adding a rear-facing camera probably didn't make much sense when it was reportedly already selling the device at a loss when it launched. Asus explains a similar reason as to why it opted away from including a rear-facing... Read more...
After Apple released the MacBook Pro with Retina Display last month, there's been a great deal of discussion around Apple's decision to make the device nearly impossible to repair. It's a "feature" that's Apple has steadily pushed across most of its product lines; the iPad 3 is similarly difficult to modify. iFixit has just posted their teardown of the Google Nexus 7 tablet, with an eye towards discovering whether Google took a page from Apple's book or pointedly refused to do so. 1mm difference Between iPad, Nexus 7 The Nexus 7 uses retention clips to hold the frame together; iFixit describes... Read more...
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