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Google I/O 2013: What to expect from this year’s developer conference

Google I/O 2013: What to expect from this year’s developer conference

This year at Google's developer conference, SlashGear will be in attendance at what's guaranteed to be a celebration of convergence. What we've seen from the previews, leaks, and rumors of the contents of this conference point towards Android, Chrome, and Google TV devices moving in towards one another, keeping more than just their software in mind.

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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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Nexus 10 now available in Japan Play Store

Nexus 10 now available in Japan Play Store

While the Nexus 10 tablet from Google and Samsung has been available for a little while now to some buyers, it hasn't been available in Japan thus far. The smaller Nexus 7 also had a delayed launch in Japan, something frustrating to those who wanted Google's slate. That ends today, with customers in Japan now available to get the tablet from the Japan Play Store.

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Google Nexus 7 and 4 tipped for spring refresh in White and HD

Google Nexus 7 and 4 tipped for spring refresh in White and HD

This week the Google Nexus lineup has been tipped to see a slight overhaul for its second coming, with hardware upgrades coming to the Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus 4 smartphone in large and small doses. The Google Nexus 7 tablet has been on the market since July of last year as it was first shown off at Google I/O 2012, the company's official developer conference, while the Nexus 4 has only been on the market for a few months - still having supply issues as we speak. The upgrades come to the color in which you'll be able to pick up the smartphone and the sharpness of the display of the tablet.

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Nexus 10 rumored for refresh with quad-core CPU, 8-core GPU

Nexus 10 rumored for refresh with quad-core CPU, 8-core GPU

Google officially announced and showed off the Nexus 10 at last year's Google I/O conference, and it certainly gave all other tablets a run for their money -- the high-resolution display being just one big feature of the new device. However, rumors are pointing to a refresh of the new tablet, most notably an upgrade to a quad-core processor and an 8-core graphics chip.

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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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Nexus 10 receives CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies

Nexus 10 receives CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies

If you just bought one of those fancy new Nexus 10 tablets and are looking to get just a little more out of the device, CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly builds are ready for download, right on the heels of the same nightly builds for the Nexus 4, which came out a few days ago. If you're wanting to get into some high-resolution hacking, now is your first chance.

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SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets

Tablets will be the must-have gift of 2012, the trend-watchers tell us, but that means a whole lot of slates competing for your dollar. This year has seen Apple raise its game with a second size option, while Android has evolved into a legitimate alternative, and Microsoft has made its own play for the market with Windows RT. Which tablet to pick if you don't want to be standing in the returns line the morning after? Read on for the SlashGear suggestions.

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Nexus 7 and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus get Android 4.2.1 update

Nexus 7 and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus get Android 4.2.1 update

This morning, Google began rolling out the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean update for the LG Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices. A few hours later, an update for the Nexus 7 joined into the mix, and now, finally, an update has also been pushed out for the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus. The update isn't huge, and brings with it some minor changes and fixes.

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Nexus 10 gets complete teardown

Nexus 10 gets complete teardown

Earlier today, we showed you the Nexus 4 getting its time on the surgery table, and now Google's new 10-inch tablet, the Nexus 10, is making its teardown debut. The folks at PowerbookMedic (not iFixit for once) are the first to publish a comprehensive photo essay of taking apart the Nexus 10. The result ended up being a pretty easy tablet to take apart.

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