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Google said to have sold up to 1m Nexus 7 tablets

Google said to have sold up to 1m Nexus 7 tablets

Google's Q3 2012 earnings got out a bit too early yesterday due to what seems like a printing error by the company's printer PR Donnelley, and amidst all of the numbers and figures, the company is said to have sold between 800,000 and one million Nexus 7 tablets during the third quarter, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

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Google sends out invites to October 29 Android event

Google sends out invites to October 29 Android event

Well, what do we have here? Google has started sending out invites to an Android event that will be taking place in New York on Monday, October 29 - less than two weeks from now. The colorful invite tells us that "The playground is open," and even though it doesn't get into specifics about what we'll see at the event (of course it doesn't), we think we have a pretty good idea of what to expect.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 15, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 15, 2012

Welcome back to Monday everyone - we've got a heaping helping of news to recap, so let's dive right in. Today we found out that Apple's manufacturing partnership with Samsung may not last much longer, and that the Google Nexus 7 might just be the best-selling Android tablet ever (which, given its immense popularity, doesn't surprise us in the least). One Walmart store has its shelves fully stocked with copies of Windows 8, and this afternoon, we have reason to believe that a new, slimmer iMac may be in the pipeline.

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Nexus 7 claimed to be best-selling Android tablet ever

Nexus 7 claimed to be best-selling Android tablet ever

The Nexus 7 is certainly a one-of-a-kind Android tablet, and it definitely lives up to the Nexus name, so it may not be too much surprise that the tablet is selling really well. The Carphone Warehouse, Europe's largest independent mobile retailer, has reported that Google's Nexus 7 tablet has been the highest-selling Android tablet in the retailer's history.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 9, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 9, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. Earlier today, we found out that Samsung may be planning a Nexus 10 tablet, complete with a resolution to give the third-gen iPad a run for its money. ZTE gave its response to yesterday's allegations that it may be helping the Chinese government spy on the US, and Apple started shipping the fifth-generation iPod Touch to the first customers today. We heard that the rumored 32GB Nexus 7 variant might be replacing the 16GB model, and speaking of the Nexus 7, it received Android 4.1.2 today, which adds a much-needed landscape mode.

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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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Nexus 7 16GB to be replaced with rumored 32GB model

Nexus 7 16GB to be replaced with rumored 32GB model

Unsurprisingly, the rumored 32GB Nexus 7 is in our faces once again, but it's sliding closer and closer to hopefully being a reality. An anonymous source who works for a hardware reseller spotted something interesting on its listing for the 16GB Nexus 7. Apparently the listing hints at replacing the 16GB with the 32GB model.

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A Samsung Nexus 10 won’t solve Google’s tablet problem

A Samsung Nexus 10 won’t solve Google’s tablet problem

Google, if the rumors are true, has turned to long-time Android supporter (and arguably the only OEM really making a success out of Android) Samsung for the next Nexus tablet, and unlike the budget Nexus 7 it's a direct challenge to the iPad. Blasting past Apple's "Retina" boasts with a 10.1-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 display, there's no doubting that such a slate would be a joy to the eyes, but it'll take more than ribald resolution to address Google's lingering Android tablet problem, and no amount of fancy Samsung hardware can do that.

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Google 10-inch Samsung Nexus tablet tipped to roast iPad 3

Google 10-inch Samsung Nexus tablet tipped to roast iPad 3

Google's next Nexus tablet is likely to be a co-branded collaboration with Samsung, insiders claim, and giving the Nexus 7 a high-resolution 10-inch bigger brother. Unlike the budget $199 Nexus 7, NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim tells CNET, the Samsung-made "Nexus 10" will be "a high-end device" that uses a 2,560 x 1,600 display for a 299 ppi pixel density, besting what Apple currently offers on its Retina display equipped new iPad.

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Nexus 7 32GB model accidentally shipped to Japanese customer

Nexus 7 32GB model accidentally shipped to Japanese customer

Ever since we saw a 32GB version of the Nexus 7 show up in a warehouse inventory system listing last week, speculation of a 32GB model has kept on rising. Today, a Japanese resident who bought a 16GB Nexus 7 from the Google Play store said he actually received a model that had 32GB of built-in storage instead.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 4, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 4, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone - just one more work day to go and then we'll have arrived at the weekend. Today we received a pair of invites from Microsoft - one for a Windows 8 launch event happening on October 25, and another for a Windows Phone 8 event happening on October 29. We also learned today that Samsung intends to update the Galaxy S III to Jelly Bean "soon," but sadly, we still don't have a specific date to speak of. We were also told today that HP will be hiring more than 50 developers to work on Open webOS, which is definitely something to get excited about.

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Google looking to Nexus 7 for smartphone inspiration

Google looking to Nexus 7 for smartphone inspiration

Google's Nexus 7 tablet has been a huge success, and it's one of the most popular Android tablets out on the market currently. It's been sold out in the Google Play store multiple times, so it's definitely seen its fair share of demand. It may not be too much of a surprise then that Google is looking to model their upcoming Nexus smartphone after the Nexus 7.

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