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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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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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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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 3, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 3, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening, everyone. Today, T-Mobile and MetroPCS announced that their rumored merger was indeed real, and not long after, T-Mobile CEO John Legere released a new video explaining the deal. We heard more about the iPad Mini today, with the Wall Street Journal claiming that it's already in production and comes with a 7.85-inch screen, while accessory maker Cygnett released cases for the iPad Mini a little bit early. Speaking of iPad, we found out today that Apple ships a whopping 188,000 iPads per day, which is just plain absurd.

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NOOK HD and the B&N ecosystem gamble

NOOK HD and the B&N ecosystem gamble

The tablet market is heating up, and for once it's not Apple, or Google, or Samsung doing the shaking, but booksellers Barnes & Noble. The new NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ may carry the same name as B&N tablets of before, but they're worlds apart in hardware and clarity of software ecosystem. Not content to chase Amazon and Apple on price alone, there's an apparently legitimate attempt on B&N's part to tune each model to the audience most likely to be interested in it, rather than chasing some imaginatively aspirational but likely non-existent "perfect" consumer.

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