As much as I like the look and feel of most Google Play accessories for Nexus devices, many have been disappointments, especially at their price points. The Nexus 5 Bumper was close to being perfect, but the sticky button situation killed any hope it once had. The Nexus 7 Folio was similarly good in theory, yet couldn’t deliver on fit and finish. So with the current 25% off Nexus accessory sale through Google Play running for a limited time, we were trying to decide if any of the cases should really be considered by you. I think we found the one. Maybe. (more…)
For a limited time only, Google Play is hosting a 25% off deal on select Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 accessories. It’s not the longest list, but if you were looking to score a Nexus 5 bumper case or a Nexus 7 folio case, now is the time to do it. The deal looks to be limited to cases and sleeves, so don’t get your hopes up for 25% off on a wireless charger or anything like that. (more…)
According to leak maestro evleaks, Verizon is soon to add the Nexus 7 to its official lineup of tablets, even without sporting any type of Big Red branding. Woah, really, Verizon? No massive 4G LTE logo or anything?
No timeframe has been given as to when we could expect to see Verizon begin to offer the device on its network, plus we haven’t heard anything from our Verizon sources, but evleaks is usually on the ball with these sorts of leaks. (more…)
Just as we hinted in our Google Play gift card post (which is still open for entries), we have a few surprises for folks looking to score a sweet early Christmas present. We are giving away a Nexus 7 32GB (2013) tablet, in your color choice of either White or Black. The Nexus 7 is one of our favorite Android tablets, and we are pretty sure it needs no introduction.
The contest is as simple as ever, with us only asking that you follow the Rafflecopter widget rules (leave a comment and then think about following us on your favorite social networks).
Let’s do it. (more…)
On the day that Google introduced two new Google Play Edition devices, we also were treated to the arrival of an official Folio case for the 2013 Nexus 7. At $49.99, it’s not exactly cheap, though we wouldn’t expect official Nexus accessories to be cheap these days. After seeing the official (and poorly designed) Nexus 5 Bumper drop in at $34.99, the price of this Folio is right about where one would envision it to be. But as always, we like to pick-up all official Nexus accessories to give them some run and see if Google has created the perfectly designed compliment for their device lineup. (more…)
Even though Google’s GEL or Google Experience Launcher is currently an exclusive to the Nexus 5, we’re all well aware of its capabilities on other devices running Android 4.1+. In fact, the last Google Search update from mid-November brought compatibility with the new launcher to all sorts of devices, assuming you had the new GoogleHome.apk sideloaded. But compatibility is one thing, functioning correctly and not looking like garbage is another. (more…)
We know that plenty of electronics retailers have the Nexus 7 (2013) on sale these days, but Office Depot currently has the best offer. The office supply store has slashed prices on both the 16GB and 32GB versions, but are also offering free next-day shipping. For $179 ($50 off), you can grab the 16GB version, and for $229 ($40 off) you can grab the 32GB version.
The deal is good both in stores and online, so if you have a nearby Office Depot, don’t be afraid to stop by a store or at least check availability. There is a limit of 1 per customer.
Update: We’ve received word from at least one store that shows you can also receive a $20 Office Depot gift card upon purchase from today through December 14.