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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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NVIDIA TegraZone grabs Dreamcast classic shooter “Expendable Rearmed”

NVIDIA TegraZone grabs Dreamcast classic shooter “Expendable Rearmed”

It's time to jump back down the time hole to 1999 with a game that was originally released on the PC and Sega Dreamcast - Expendable Rearmed - here on Android for the first time courtesy of NVIDIA. The developers of this game, Retrobomb, have worked with NVIDIA to create a vision that stays true to the original while bringing enhancements only the TegraZone team could bust out - make great with the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor to back them all up. This beast is a game that's made to not only entertain your brain with massive amounts of strategy and quick reflexes on the machine gun, but your eyes as well with candy galore.

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iPad mini said to break tradition with less than “great display” by DisplayMate

iPad mini said to break tradition with less than “great display” by DisplayMate

It would appear that the iPad mini isn't living up to the expectations of the folks over at DisplayMate where they've got their eye on the traditions of Apple in the very recent past with the iPad mini. DisplayMate made it clear this week that they felt that Apple was breaking their tradition of bringing "the best display, or at least a great display" to the market, saying that instead the iPad mini has "just a very capable display."

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Nexus 7 3G pops up on FCC website

Nexus 7 3G pops up on FCC website

The FCC is typically pretty good at confirming new devices before they're officially revealed, and today it's doing just that. A listing for the 3G Nexus 7 has popped up on the FCC's website (as uncovered by The Digital Reader), which essentially confirms that it will be one of the devices Google announces during its Android event next Monday. In other words, get ready, because there should be a heaping helping of new Android devices revealed at the event.

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Android 4.1.2 update arrives on Nexus 7

Android 4.1.2 update arrives on Nexus 7

Good news, Nexus 7 owners: Google has started to push updates to Android 4.1.2 for your tablet. By far the biggest improvement this update brings with it is the addition of landscape mode, which Nexus 7 owners have been waiting for. The wait is finally over, though - after applying this update, you'll be able to use landscape mode to your heart's content.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: September 3rd, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: September 3rd, 2012

This morning we've got more Nokia than you'd be able to fit in a bomb shelter - most of it leaked, and most of it almost certain for a second (official) reveal later this week at the event they're holding in NYC with Microsoft - we'll be there! Have a peek at our Nokia tag portal to see our wrap-up of what we already "know" so far in just a bit, but for now, have a peek at the rest of the morning. Samsung starts off the show with a note on their Chinese working conditions noting that there aren't any underage workers in the plants that make their hardware, but there definitely have been a few cases of over-the-top overtime. Back at IFA, Samsung showed off a lovely collection of concepts from their inner universe of unreal not-quite-perfect notebooks, tablets, and everything in between - get to flipping!

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Horn bursts forth for Tegra devices and hands-on

Horn bursts forth for Tegra devices and hands-on

NVIDIA has once again tied it up with Phosphor Games to bring a gaming title to Android like no other - Horn, optimized for the Tegra 3 quad-core processor environment. This game takes on fabulous cinematics and next-level battle and places it on the mobile platform on a grand scale. With the four cores of the Tegra 3 you'll be heading off the enemies of the blacksmith's apprentice, leading you ever closer to the final crown.

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Nexus 7 shoved in Google homepage pocket

Nexus 7 shoved in Google homepage pocket

The Google homepage, traditionally a rather stark white sort of place, has had a rather front and center location updated to include a link to the company's current hero tablet, the Nexus 7, up for sale in their online store. The space below the search bar (which has also had a bit of an update recently) has been reserved traditionally for only the most important of updates - September 11, 2001 news on the day it occurred being one example. Today Google's placement of a portal leading to their one and only Nexus tablet has been met with some resistance by the very vocal fans of said page online.

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SlashGear 101: is Google Wallet safe?

SlashGear 101: is Google Wallet safe?

We've had our fair share of experience with Google Wallet since it launched several months ago, and now that it's been updated to include all major credit and debit cards, it's time to once again address the most important question of all: is it safe? As it turns out, Google Wallet is really, really safe. You've got several ways to lock down your account, and starting today, you've also got a remote shutdown option too. Additionally, just as it is with any other use of a credit card, each use of Google Wallet at "more than 200,000 retail locations" across the USA require that you show a picture ID to make it work.

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Nexus 7 premium cover and dock details leak

Nexus 7 premium cover and dock details leak

The Nexus 7 has been shipping out to customers across Europe and the United States, but accessories for Google’s affordable tablet have been lacking. There’s a simple polyurethane cover, but no premium options or docks of any kind. Nordic Hardware has spied some slides that detail some accessories that are on the way from ASUS, including a premium leather cover, desktop dock for the tablet, and 10W power charger.

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