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Nexus is the tonic to Apple and Microsoft greed says Google exec

Nexus is the tonic to Apple and Microsoft greed says Google exec

Google's Nexus program is a push back against Apple and Microsoft greed, an Android exec has argued, describing Motorola Mobility as a way to "disarm" attacks on the OS rather than segue into hardware. "There are players in the industry who were unhappy about more competitive pricing for the consumers" John Lagerling, director of Android business development, told Bits, pointing to the relatively affordable Nexus 4 as an example of how Google is shaking up the smartphone and tablet space, and relying on Motorola for patent ammunition should the search giant get called out in court.

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iPad dominance slides as Samsung and Amazon tap tablet sales

iPad dominance slides as Samsung and Amazon tap tablet sales

Apple's iPad saw its market share slip more than 15-percent in Q3 2012, according to new research, with Android tablets from Samsung and Amazon clawing away sales amid a growing market overall. While still dominating the tablet market overall, with a 50.4-percent share in Q3 so IDC reports, the iPad faced huge growth from Samsung in particular, which saw a year-on-year increase in market share of 325-percent.

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Nexus 10 vs iPad 4th Gen

Nexus 10 vs iPad 4th Gen

It would appear that amongst the software and hardware releases Google has detailed this week is their first giant iPad competitor in the Google Nexus 10. At first glance the differences might not be abundant to an everyday average user other than the obvious Android vs iOS and feel of each device. As it turns out though, these two tablets, for the first time, create a battle between the iPad and an Android-toting tablet made not just by a major manufacturer, but Google as well.

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Nexus 7 32GB and 32GB HSPA+ official

Nexus 7 32GB and 32GB HSPA+ official

Google has refreshed the Nexus 7 with a new 32GB version, making the 16GB model the entry-level for under two hundred bucks, and throwing in an HSPA+ model for good measure. The 7-inch tablet, announced back at Google I/O, now has more internal storage for carrying extra music and video, while the HSPA+ version will mean getting online is more straightfoward.

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32 GB Nexus 7 pricing confirmed at Office Depot

32 GB Nexus 7 pricing confirmed at Office Depot

We've talked quite a bit about the new 32 GB Nexus 7 tablet this month. The tablet started as a rumor and those rumors have solidified over the last few weeks into an actual product expected to launch today. If you like the idea of a Nexus 7 tablet rocking 32 GB of storage, pricing has now been confirmed thanks to Office Depot.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 25, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 25, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening folks. Today was Microsoft's big Windows 8 launch event, and though we didn't find out many new details, the company did share a few interesting tidbits of information. For instance, did you know that there are more than 1,000 Windows 8 certified PCs now? How about the fact that Microsoft has sold a whopping 670 million Windows 7 licenses? Microsoft also told us that the Windows Store will be available in 231 markets, and that Windows RT is supported by more than 420 million devices. Impressive numbers to be sure, but it's important to remember why we were at this show in the first place: Windows 8 launches in just a few hours, so get ready for that.

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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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Brand cachet not bargain pricing will propel iPad mini say analysts

Brand cachet not bargain pricing will propel iPad mini say analysts

The iPad mini may not have matched the sub-$200 pricing of the Nexus 7, disappointing bargain hunters, but Apple can count on brand appeal to make up the difference according to industry watchers. The new 7.9-inch tablet surprised some with its $329 starting price, $80 more expensive than the closest comparable Nexus 7, but analysts expect the perceived value of Apple's name and the slightly larger display than 7-inch alternatives to more than make up the shortfall. However, the consensus is that the iPad mini will quickly eat into full-sized iPad sales.

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