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…)
Ebay is currently running a solid daily deal on the 2013 Nexus 7. For $199, you can grab the 16GB variant that normally retails for $229 through outlets like the Google Play store. And if the $30 savings wasn’t enough to get you moving, the seller is also offering free shipping with orders. Oh, and this is a brand new N7, not refurbished.
The quantities are limited, so if you are in the market for a new Nexus 7, get over there.
According to users on several forums and across the web, the new Nexus 7 is currently experiencing GPS issues. From what people are reporting, the tablet will lock on to GPS, then all of a sudden drop signal and never return. Sometimes it will work for 30+ minutes, while other times it can only lock onto a satellite signal for a couple of minutes. After plenty of factory resets and checking their settings, users are going straight to Google for answers. (more…)
Shortly after announcing the new Nexus 7 on stage at a Google event in San Francisco two weeks ago, Android boss Sundar Pichai allegedly told a Wall Street Journal reporter that a new Nexus 10 was also on the way and that Samsung would be making it again. The news didn’t exactly surprise us, since Samsung and Google have had a solid partnership over the years, especially when it comes to the Nexus brand. With that said, a new report out of Geek.com suggests that Samsung may not make the new 10-inch tablet at all, and that Asus, who has made both Nexus 7 tablets for Google, may have actually won the bid. (more…)
Thanks to an update to Android 4.3, the original Nexus 7 may welcome in a new life with less lag and better performance. According to Brian Klug from AnandTech, the 4.3 update “enabled support for fstrim, an application which TRIMs blocks not in use by the filesystem.” In other words, your original Nexus 7 that has been terribly slow for months will now manage storage properly and potentially present an experience like you would expect all of the time. (more…)
Been hoping to see a full comparison of the old Nexus 7 versus the new Nexus 7? Well, look no further! Kellen was pretty smart and brought along his old Nexus 7 down to San Francisco to Google’s press event, so below is a video showing off some of the major differences between both devices.
To kick it off, let’s start with the obvious. The old Nexus 7 features a 7″ HD 720p display, last year’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and has no back-facing camera. The new and improved Nexus tablet sports a Full HD 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 5MP rear-facing camera and has dual back-facing stereo speakers. It’s not the largest jump in specs we have ever seen, but it does bring new life to the device and should make a lot of buyers very happy.
Check out the full video and image gallery down below. (more…)
Here is our first hands-on video and gallery of the new Nexus 7 from Google. It comes shipped with Android 4.3, packs a Full HD display (1920 x 1200), dual back-facing speakers, a 5MP camera and a smooth plain black backside. Needless to say, it’s a pretty hot device.
Powering the Nexus 7 is a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.5GHz, along with 2GB of RAM. Once available for purchase, there will be a 16GB and 32GB of storage WiFi-only option, priced at $229 and $269 respectively. In addition, there will be an LTE variant capable of running on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile networks, priced at $349.99. Now, onto the unboxing. (more…)