Nexus 7

ASUS confirms full Jelly Bean update schedule

ASUS confirms full Jelly Bean update schedule

This morning the folks at ASUS have sent out a blast on what they'll be doing as far as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for their full range of Google mobile OS toting tablets. This update includes confirmation that the ASUS Transformer Pad, ASUS Transformer Pad Prime and ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity will all be getting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in the coming months. And this may only be the beginning!

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Google Q2 2012 financial results hit $12+ BILLION in revenue

Google Q2 2012 financial results hit $12+ BILLION in revenue

It's another massively successful day for Google as they announce their second quarter financial results to investors along with celebrations of both the launch of their first Google-branded tablet and their real pairing with Motorola. Reminding investors that their acquisition of Motorola was finally approved around the world - for real this time - and that the Google Nexus 7 - launched at Google I/O 2012 - was already doing fabulously. In addition, Google announced an undeniably amazing consolidated revenue of $12.21 billion for the quarter.

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SlashGear Android App of the Week: Auralux with Tegra-exclusive expansion

SlashGear Android App of the Week: Auralux with Tegra-exclusive expansion

The NVIDIA TegraZone has brought on many next-level shooters, racing games, and graphic-heavy beasts that show the power of Tegra processors plainly - with Auralux, it's not quite so simple to see. What you've got here developed by Wardrum Studios is not a shooting game with rippling puddles of blood, nor is it a water shooting game where you put out realistic looking fires - instead its the most minimalistic vision of what Warcraft addicts fell in love with back in the 1990s with strategy and troop controls, but this time it's in space. And it's fought with bubbles.

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ASUS: There’s no Nexus 7 rear camera because you’d only complain

ASUS: There’s no Nexus 7 rear camera because you’d only complain

This morning the folks at ASUS have sent out a small Q and A note which answers several often asked questions about the Nexus 7, including a bit about the back facing camera that wasn't. In this selection of bits about the tablet not much pops up about the device that isn't already known or explained in recent news bits or full reviews of the Nexus 7, but one piece stuck out - the manufacturer's explanation for why no back-facing camera exists on the Nexus 7 where so many competitors have decided to include one standard.

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Nexus 7 has display looseness and instant fix

Nexus 7 has display looseness and instant fix

Now that the Google Nexus 7 tablet has been released to the general public and many citizens of the USA and the UK have it in their hands, a display looseness issue has arisen. This issue is rather similar to what Google I/O 2011 attendees experienced with the special edition Galaxy Tab 10.1, where the glass appears to have been glued or screwed incorrectly, resulting in a bit of looseness in the whole unit.

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Google salves Nexus 7 pre-order delays with speedy shipping upgrade

Google salves Nexus 7 pre-order delays with speedy shipping upgrade

Google has begun offering Nexus 7 pre-order customers complimentary upgrades to overnight shipping, reacting to complaints of delayed deliveries and citing "incredible demand" for the Jelly Bean tablet. In an email to those who pre-ordered the Nexus 7 tablet after its launch at Google IO last month, Google confirmed its shipping schedule for the 8GB and 16GB versions.

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Nexus 7 now listed as ‘in stock’ at Google Play Store

Nexus 7 now listed as ‘in stock’ at Google Play Store

Itching to get your hands on the Google Nexus 7? The highly sought-after tablet is now listed as "in stock" at the Google Play Store, with orders shipping out immediately. Previously, the Google Play listing for the Nexus 7 said that shipping would take 1-2 weeks. However, be warned that this "in stock" status only applies to the $199 8GB model, as Google seems to be running low on 16GB models - the listing for those has been updated as well, but now the 16GB model has an estimated delivery of 3-4 weeks. Ouch.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 13, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 13, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone. Hopefully you're not superstitious and haven't been exposed to any bad luck today. But even if you have, now's the time to chill and catch up on the tech news that hit the airwaves today. To start, get this, there's actually some good Blackberry news - RIM Blackberry 10 developer support on the rise. And as Nintendo's new console approaches, so do the third-party comments - Wii U more powerful than 360 and PS3 claims 5th Cell. Also, here's a look at the final details of Digg's sale - Digg sale splits the company three ways for $16m.

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Nexus 7 popping up in stores and mailboxes across USA and UK

Nexus 7 popping up in stores and mailboxes across USA and UK

It's time to grab your Google Nexus 7 tablet - but only if you were lucky enough to have set up a pre-order with Office Depot, Gamestop, or a 3rd party retailer lucky enough to have picked up an early shipment. That's not to say that Google has allowed such business, but for those of you actually finding a way to grab this tablet today: kudos to you. It's being reported on several Android blogs and forums that not only are pre-orders from the Google Play store arriving across the USA and the UK, GameStop and Office Depot have them in stock as well - again, only for pre-orders, of course.

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Nexus 7 magnetic sensor spells trouble for Google

Nexus 7 magnetic sensor spells trouble for Google

Just yesterday it was revealed by an intrepid magnet-holding developer in the wild that the Google Nexus 7 tablet had a magnetic secret - and today the fear begins for Google (and/or ASUS). The manufacturer of this tablet, ASUS, certainly must have considered that the magnetic display shut-off embedded in this device would ruffle the feathers of the likes of Apple as they've been using similar techniques in their notebooks and the iPad 2 for some time - but do ASUS or Google need to be worried? Perhaps not.

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Some Nexus 7 orders starting to ship in the UK

Some Nexus 7 orders starting to ship in the UK

Several retailers in the UK will be carrying the 16GB version of the Nexus 7, with stock reportedly coming in on July 20th. Ebuyer looks to have received some of the tablets earlier than expected, with one user taking to Google+ to say his order was being prepared for shipment. Checking Ebuyer’s site earlier showed that the retailer did have a small amount of the tablet in stock, but the company seems to have run out, with the tablet going back to pre-order status.

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Nexus 7 reveals potential for magnetic accessories

Nexus 7 reveals potential for magnetic accessories

This week its become apparent that not all is as it seems with the Google Nexus 7 tablet, especially in regards to the magnetic sensor sitting down near its lower left-hand side. This sensor was not reported by Google, ASUS (the manufacturers of this device), or anyone else in charge of promoting the device, but there it sits, switching our screen off and on whenever a magnet draws near. What does this mean for the future of this tablet? It means it's one step closer to killing the iPad, of course!

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