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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 19, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 19, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening, everyone. We're about ready to kick off the weekend, but before we do, let's recap the news from the afternoon. Today we heard that the iPad Mini might mean the end of the iPad 2, and that a jailbreak for the iPhone 5 will coming shortly. We learned today that T-Mobile will be holding a product event on October 29 - the same day that Google and Microsoft are holding events - and that the prices of the rumored Mac Mini and iMac refreshes might be staying the same.

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Nexus 7 tipped to be bumped to 16GB standard for iPad mini battle

Nexus 7 tipped to be bumped to 16GB standard for iPad mini battle

Well, this certainly is interesting: lately, we've been hearing all about the 32GB Nexus 7, which has been listed with a price tag similar to that of the 16GB model quite a few times. This has lead many (including us) to believe that the 32GB Nexus 7 will be replacing the 16GB model once it's eventually revealed, but a new internal Staples document suggests that may not be the case. Uncovered by Android Police, this document shows that it will instead be the 8GB model that Google will look to phase out once the 32GB model is announced.

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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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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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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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