Nexus 7

Amazon reportedly unveiling two 7-inch Kindle Fires on September 6

Amazon reportedly unveiling two 7-inch Kindle Fires on September 6

Many of you have already heard the rumors that claim Amazon will be revealing a new Kindle Fire next week at a press conference, and when it does, most were expecting to see a larger tablet on offer, similar to Apple's iPad. A new report is shedding some doubt on that, as CNET's anonymous sources claim that Amazon will be announce two new 7-inch Kindle Fires next week. One of these will be only a slightly updated version of the original Kindle Fire, while the other will be a tablet with more beefy innards.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 28, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 28, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, folks. A number of Samsung devices are threatened by Apple's motion to ban their sale, but Samsung assured today that it will "take all necessary measures to ensure the availability" of those targeted devices in the US. Jury foreman Velvin Hogan spoke to Bloomberg about the Apple-Samsung trial today, discussing the difficulties the group ran into while trying to decide a winner in the case and the process of determining which company was in the right. It's an interesting interview, so be sure to give it a watch.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 27, 2012

We've officially entered the final week in August, which means that the autumn months are right around the corner. Today, Apple delivered a list of 8 Samsung devices it would like to see banned in the US, and the Galaxy S II - which is still a popular phone for Samsung - attracted the lion's share of the attention. We caught a glimpse of the amended verdict form from the trial today, and Google made a rather interesting statement on the outcome of the suit. Unsurprisingly, Samsung's stock took a stumble today, while the stock of some other phone manufacturers went up.

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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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