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…)
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…)