Google released the Nexus 7 in White this morning to Google Play, coming in a WiFi-only model with 32GB of storage. The tablet will run you $269.99, but it does come with $35 of Google Play credit thanks to the deal Google is current hosting for the holidays. (more…)
When it comes to Android tablets, ASUS has had a lot of success. Its Transformer series was one of the most popular Android tablet lineups before Google decided to launch the Nexus 7, which was also made by ASUS. Today, a line of new ASUS tablets were spotted heading through the FCC to get their certification, one of which looked like it was capable of running Android alongside Windows. (more…)
Over the weekend, every single person concerned about an upcoming Nexus 10 tablet was thrown a heavy curveball. Since rumors began of a new Nexus 10, there has been little confirmation as to which OEM would produce the next rendition, with leaks coming from both ASUS and Samsung in a battle for production. Interestingly enough, new material has popped up by way of Reddit, which actually points to LG being the manufacturer. (more…)
Google has been taking to the TV hard with the Nexus 7 campaigns, and for the most part, we really like their commercials. I mean, who else didn’t want to shed a tear when we found out Boomer wasn’t doing well? There are two new commercials, recently posted to the Nexus YouTube page titled “Center Stage” and “In Play.” (more…)
Verizon released a statement this afternoon, which concerns all Nexus 7 LTE hopefuls looking to grab the device on Big Red’s network. Since its launch, the device has been compatible with the 4G LTE network, but Verizon has been reluctant on activating the device to its network, stating that a 4-6 week certification process was holding everything up.
Now with the 4-6 week time frame well past us, Verizon states that a “systems issue” that required Google and ASUS’ immediate attention has been the source of the hold up. With Google’s release of Kit Kat, the company apparently decided to suspend the certification process, and instead wait until Kit Kat was pushed to the Nexus 7, which will then be resubmitted for certification. (more…)
The PadFone from ASUS is a device you won’t see too often in America. Why it hasn’t cracked into the US market too heavily must partially be due to ASUS and the carriers. The PadFone is a phone that fits comfortably into a tablet dock, which eliminates the need for a separate tablet attached to a data plan. This is the type of thing carriers don’t care for. It’s a pretty futuristic idea, but then again, we are living in the future. The newest rendition of the PadFone is much like last year’s model in terms of looks, except ASUS has thrown some healthy spec bumps inside – including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz. (more…)
Samsung and Sony weren’t the only ones pumping out new devices today. ASUS also had their very own holiday lineup announcements, full of new Fonepads, MeMo Pads, and a Transformer Pad, topped off with a Transformer Book.
The six new devices are highlighted by the introduction of the Transformer Pad 701T and the Transformer Book, a new device in terms of what it is capable of doing. The Book is a 3-in-1 PC device, capable of dual-booting between Windows 8 and Android 4.2. It comes with a detachable keyboard, which brings functionality and extreme multitasking to the everyday user. With full access to Google Play, it could be a pretty sweet device for Windows and Android lovers. (more…)
Today, Google announced that the LTE-equipped variant of the new Nexus 7 would hit Japanese markets in mid-September. Interestingly enough, Google still has yet to give US markets an official timeframe for the device’s release on our shores. According to the press release that was snagged by Japan’s Ameblo, the tablet will support four different wireless carriers, much like what we are expecting here in the States. (more…)