Nexus 7

Nexus 7 on sale in France, Germany and Spain

Nexus 7 on sale in France, Germany and Spain

Google's Nexus 7 has continued its assault on the European tablet market, with sales of the 7-incher beginning in France, Germany and Spain. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean slate had until now been limited to the US, Canada, UK and Australia, with early demand following its Google IO 2012 debut seeing online orders taking weeks to arrive.

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Nexus 7 2GHz overclock delivers benchmark-crushing tablet

Nexus 7 2GHz overclock delivers benchmark-crushing tablet

Google's Nexus 7 may run NVIDIA's cheaper Tegra 3 KAI chipset, but that doesn't mean the 7-inch tablet isn't capable of impressive speeds once carefully overclocked. Thanks to a new 2.0GHz ROM for the tablet cooked up by xda-developers, the Nexus 7 burned through Android Community's benchmarks and scored a whopping 8,082 in Quadrant testing. That's double what HTC's capable One X smartphone could manage.

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Nexus 7 returns to Google Play as 3rd parties push accessories

Nexus 7 returns to Google Play as 3rd parties push accessories

Google has once again fully replenished their supply of ASUS-made Nexus 7 tablets in both 8 and 16GB iterations, with delivery again cut back to 3-5 days on both models. Several times since the launch of this device in both iterations we've seen the Google Play store online move shipping times back to weeks instead of days and once or twice run out of stock of one or both tablet sizes entirely. At the moment it appears that Google and ASUS have come to a point where supply has met the demand.

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Google’s official Nexus 7 case hits homes and hands-on

Google’s official Nexus 7 case hits homes and hands-on

This week we're taking a peek at the official Google Play sold Nexus 7 case for the rather popular 7-inch tablet. This case snaps around the tablet and flops down unto the tablet for a full all-around protection situation. While there is a magnetic sensor in the tablet, this standard case does not make use of it, just working as a much more basic bash-protectant instead.

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Google’s Nexus 7 and the iPad dedication effect

Google’s Nexus 7 and the iPad dedication effect

When Apple decided to put a tablet into the market, they made it clear that, at least at first, they'd only have one model - this "hero" strategy is now working for Google's Nexus 7 tablet as well. With the iPad being the single most popular tablet device in the world - with no contenders to speak of as far as sales go - you've got to wonder why no company has stuck to their guns with a single product name (with slight variations in each generation's upgrade) like Apple has. Google isn't exactly taking this strategy to heart with the Nexus 7, but the fact that it's popping up in the news so often with headlines like "sold out" attached to it has got us thinking: has Android finally got a hit?

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ASUS Nexus 7 Bluetooth keyboard case and rotating folio revealed

ASUS Nexus 7 Bluetooth keyboard case and rotating folio revealed

More official Google Nexus 7 accessories have emerged, including a Bluetooth keyboard case for the 7-inch Jelly Bean tablet, and a rotating folio-stand that allows for both portrait and landscape use. The ASUS-made add-ons are all expected imminently, UK retailer MobileFun claims, finally broadening the range of accessories Nexus 7 owners can choose from beyond the current polyurethane cover.

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Nexus 7 premium cover and dock details leak

Nexus 7 premium cover and dock details leak

The Nexus 7 has been shipping out to customers across Europe and the United States, but accessories for Google’s affordable tablet have been lacking. There’s a simple polyurethane cover, but no premium options or docks of any kind. Nordic Hardware has spied some slides that detail some accessories that are on the way from ASUS, including a premium leather cover, desktop dock for the tablet, and 10W power charger.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 30, 2012

Well folks, another Monday is in the bag. We must say that for an otherwise ordinary Monday at the end of July, this one was pretty eventful as far as news stories go. Most importantly, today marked the beginning of the patent trail between Samsung and Apple. This morning we took a closer look at the trial and the arguments being made by both sides, while later on in the day we received word that a key witness in the case won't be showing up to testify. Apple's courtroom woes don't end at its trial with Samsung, however, as the company is also being sued over its Siri technology by a university in Taiwan.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 23, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. Yeah, we all had to get back to that daily grind again this morning, but cheer up - we have some great tech news for you today. For starters - OS X Mountain Lion up-to-date application released, quickly disappears. Oh, and you have to love this one, whether or not you like the product involved - Googler proposes marriage with Nexus 7. And here's something for the gamers out there - Diablo III exploit makes wizard characters invincible.

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