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Ubuntu for tablets unveiled, coming to Nexus devices this Thursday

Ubuntu for tablets unveiled, coming to Nexus devices this Thursday

Early last month, Canonical announced the Ubuntu OS for smartphones, which will be coming later this year in October as opposed to the initial timeline of a 2014 release. However, we still haven't heard a word about a tablet OS until now. Canonical unveiled the tablet version of Ubuntu today during the same time as HTC's event, and while the news might have gotten drowned out by the new HTC One smartphone, open-source fanatics are no doubt excited for a tablet version of Ubuntu.

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Android 4.2.2 rolling out to GSM Galaxy Nexus and both Nexus tablets

Android 4.2.2 rolling out to GSM Galaxy Nexus and both Nexus tablets

Reports are rolling in from around the web that the Android 4.2.2 update is rolling out to the GSM Galaxy Nexus handset and both the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets. The first reports sprang up on Reddit, and were followed closely by posts on Google+ and Twitter. Nothing official has been said about the update, but all signs point to the update popping up on your device soon.

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T-Mobile Nexus 7 now available on Google Play

T-Mobile Nexus 7 now available on Google Play

Up until now, Google was only selling the Nexus 7 with AT&T SIM cards bundled with it, but since the device is unlocked and runs on HSPA+ cellular technology, Google decided that there was no harm in offering T-Mobile SIM cards with the 7-inch tablet, so customers can now buy a Nexus 7 for T-Mobile on Google Play right now.

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Nexus 7 official dock to begin shipping later this week

Nexus 7 official dock to begin shipping later this week

On November 30, we reported that an official ASUS Nexus 7 docking station has appeared on the ASUS Japan website with a handful of information and not much else. Originally it was rumored that the dock would be available in early December, eventually with December 30 being marked as the shipping date. That day came and went without event, but now retailers are saying that the device will begin shipping later this week.

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Nexus 7 gets Open webOS port, still not a viable replacement

Nexus 7 gets Open webOS port, still not a viable replacement

While webOS is no longer officially around, thanks to HP's merciless hack and slash last year, developers are still keeping the operating system alive with the Open webOS initiative. We've already seen ASUS's Transformer Prime tablet boot up on Open webOS, but it looks like the Google's own Nexus 7 Android tablet has been given the webOS treatment as well.

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Flipboard hits Android tablets with Samsung-aided optimization

Flipboard hits Android tablets with Samsung-aided optimization

It's time for the news-reading app Flipboard to hit the big time on full-sized Android tablets across the board, the company announcing that they've worked with Samsung specifically to handle high-resolution displays galore. This update largely takes on the form of the iPad-optimized user interface, no longer requiring users to side-load the smartphone-sized app to their beastly high-resolution tablets like the Google Nexus 10. This update to the app continues the development team behind Flipboard's collaborative efforts with Samsung, they having released the original Android version exclusively to the Samsung Galaxy S III earlier this year at launch.

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ASUS $99 tablet appears with Google Nexus “leak pattern”

ASUS $99 tablet appears with Google Nexus “leak pattern”

It would appear that a pattern has emerged in the way certain heavy-hitting Google devices are released to the press, this pattern emerging most recently with an ASUS-made tablet that's set to be released in 2013 for $99 USD. At the NVIDIA press conference at CES 2012 we saw the first appearance of the ASUS tablet that would eventually become the Nexus 7 - before it became Google's game, it went through what we'll call the Nexus Leak Pattern. The same thing happened with the Samsung-made Nexus 10 tablet much more recently.

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SlashGear’s Holiday Nexus 7 Giveaway!

SlashGear’s Holiday Nexus 7 Giveaway!

We've got 5 Nexus 7 + mobile tablets to give away to you SlashGear readers along with five $25 gift cards, all of them from none other than Secret Santa! You'll have an opportunity to grab one of these mobile data capable units for the holidays with no more than a "like" and a comment up on SlashGear's own Facebook page - it's just that simple! We're going to be splitting up this lovely event into two pieces - one for pre-Christmas shipping, the other for New Years - let's get to it!

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EE now offering Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and Google Nexus 7 tablets

EE now offering Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and Google Nexus 7 tablets

UK wireless carrier EE has announced that it is now offering two new tablets to consumers as of today. The new tablets include the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and the Google Nexus 7. The Google tablet comes paired with a Huawei E589 mobile Wi-Fi dongle allowing it to access the Internet on the go.

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The Times offering subsidized Nexus 7 32GB for £50 with purchase of subscription

The Times offering subsidized Nexus 7 32GB for £50 with purchase of subscription

News Corporation's iPad-exclusive digital newspaper, The Daily, may have went the way of the dodo, but UK-based The Times seems to be staying alive with a new offer that will hopefully get more paying subscribers on board. The newspaper is offering a 32GB version of the Nexus 7 for only £50 if you buy 18 months worth of a £4-per-week subscription.

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$99 Nexus 7 impersonator appears in benchmarks: ASUS undercut on the way

$99 Nexus 7 impersonator appears in benchmarks: ASUS undercut on the way

It's no secret that there's more hardware on the way from ASUS, it's just a question of if it's actually the $99 "Nexus" that's been rumored since before the Google Nexus 7. What we're seeing today is a set of benchmark results coming from GLbench which show a model by the name of ASUS ME172V, a model with specifications ever-so-slightly less fabulous than the Nexus 7. This model may well be a new iteration of the Nexus 7 which knocks down its innards this slight amount in order to sell the machine for half the price.

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Hamilton’s Great Adventure THD Review

Hamilton’s Great Adventure THD Review

In two massively gigantic downloads out on the market right this second, the development team at Fatshark have teamed up with NVIDIA to bring on the console and PC Indiana Jones-like puzzle thriller Hamilton's Great Adventure to Android. This game works only on devices packing an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor - that including, of course, the Google Nexus 7 tablet, your best pal! Here in Hamilton's Great Adventure THD and Hamilton's Great Adventure THD Expansion Pack you'll get massive amounts of puzzles to whip your way through in full-on leather jacket and next-level graphics from all directions.

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