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Nexus 7 UK debut inked in for August 28

Nexus 7 UK debut inked in for August 28

Google's new Nexus 7 will go on sale in the UK from August 28, ASUS has confirmed, just over a month after the updated 2013 version of the tablet landed in the US. The Nexus 7 2013 - which features a higher-resolution display than its predecessor, not to mention a faster processor - will carry a slight premium over the first-gen model, priced from £199.99.

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Does Apple drive the tablet market, or ASUS?

Does Apple drive the tablet market, or ASUS?

This afternoon the folks at the IDC released quarterly worldwide shipment numbers for tablets, suggesting as they did so that a slump in the market this quarter may be due to Apple's lack of a new iPad. And we got to thinking: it's easy to relate the growth of the tablet industry over the past several years to the iPad - but what can we see if we pinpoint the releases of individual tablets from each of the other top two tablet-making companies to their quarters? Is it the iPad that's driving this growth, or the release of excellent tablet packages by non-Apple companies?

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ASUS plans to enter US smartphone market in 2014

ASUS plans to enter US smartphone market in 2014

ASUS has enjoyed a variety of successes with its Android tablets, perhaps most notable among them being the Transformer series and the Nexus 7. Despite this, it has little presence in the US's smartphone market, something the maker aims to change in the coming months. Speaking to the folks over at All Things D, ASUS's chairman said the company is looking at entering the stateside smartphone market in 2014.

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Samsung Nexus 10 reboot: what to expect

Samsung Nexus 10 reboot: what to expect

Now that we've seen the boosts in the change-over from Nexus 7's original iteration to its reboot, and have heard Google confirm that Samsung will be taking command on a second Nexus 10, it's high time we went hunting for the build on this next-generation companion to the smaller tablet. While virtual ink on the announcement for the Nexus 7 isn't even really dry yet, it having been announced less than 24 hours ago (if you don't count the leaks), a new version of this tablet's 10.1-inch tablet companion can be given a run-down based on what we've seen from ASUS, the maker of the smaller slate.

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Nexus 7 2 gets alledged early hardware fondle

Nexus 7 2 gets alledged early hardware fondle

The ASUS-made Nexus 7 2 - also known as the reboot of the original 7-inch tablet - appears to have had a collection of up-close photos and video leak this afternoon. At this point in time we're at least a few weeks out from a full launch of this device, while the existence of the hardware itself hasn't yet been confirmed by Google, ASUS, or anyone in-between. This machine appears to take on an appearance that's similar to the original, coming here instead with a slimmer facade and a landscape-aimed back rather than its original portrait angle.

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Samsung files for phone/tablet docking device trademark in USA

Samsung files for phone/tablet docking device trademark in USA

This week the folks at Samsung have suggested - without saying so to the public - that they're not about to let ASUS leave them in the dust with a phone that docks into a tablet. While Samsung's device isn't exactly the same as the ASUS Padfone, the trademark we're seeing here doesn't put it all that far off from the mark. This filing number D685,774 suggests Samsungs machine wouldn't bring on a traditional form for the tablet dock or smartphone itself, on the other hand.

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