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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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$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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Nexus 7 with 3G now shipping

Nexus 7 with 3G now shipping

The Nexus 7 is arguably one of the best Android tablets out on the market currently, and for a $200 starting price for 16GB, there's not a lot to complain about. However, if you're wanting a Nexus 7 with 3G capabilities and want it unlocked, it's only $100 more. Plus, it comes in a lone 32GB variant with an AT&T SIM card.

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Google announces price protection for devices on Play Store

Google announces price protection for devices on Play Store

Price drops are tricky things. On the one hand, price drops will likely get more people buying your product, but on the other, if someone purchased that same product immediately before the price drop went into effect, it's likely that they'll get pretty angry. With the recent introduction of the cheaper 16GB Nexus 7, Google knows this dilemma all too well, and now it's trying to do something to make those annoyed Nexus 7 owners a bit happier.

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