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…)
This morning at Google’s event in SF, the company has announced a brand new Nexus 7 tablet. The tablet is light and was designed to be more portable, according to Hugo Barra.
It features the same 7″ display, but comes with a higher resolution (1920 x 1200), back-facing camera, dual stereo speakers and Fraunhofer audio technology. It ships with a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, dual-band WiFi and there is a 4G LTE variant for AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile on a single device. Not multiple variants for different carriers. It also packs in wireless charging. Battery performance has been increased as well, going up a full hour of usage. (more…)
Here it comes, the Nexus 7 refresh. After months of speculation that it would arrive anywhere from Google I/O to July, the device finally stopped by the FCC, making it somewhat official. And thanks to the filing from the FCC, we know a lot about the device, including the processor, the fact that it has a rear camera, and that there will be LTE on board. (more…)
At this year’s Computex, ASUS unveiled a full lineup of new Android tablets, including two new MeMo Pads, the HD 7 and FHD 10. Both are entry-level devices, bringing decently capable specs, but also featuring some low price tags. While the previous MeMo Pad models were somewhat of a joke in terms of specs in order to keep the price as low as possible, these new devices don’t seem that bad at all. (more…)
Just as we expected back in early May, ASUS announced a brand new Transformer Pad Infinity tablet at this year’s Computex event, but it’s not as if they were trying to be very secretive. The all-new Infinity features two major updates over last year’s model, being the addition of NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 CPU and 72-core GeForce GPU, as well as the ability to output 4K content via HDMI.
Much like last year’s as well, this Infinity still features an insanely high resolution of 2560 x 1600, a full keyboard docking station and other high-end specs for an Android tablet. (more…)