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Google Nexus 7 2013 Available in the UK and Japan Now

Google Nexus 7 2013 Available in the UK and Japan Now

If you're anything like us, you've been counting the days until you can get your hands on the new 2013 version of the Google Nexus 7 tablet in the UK. Android tablet fans in the UK have something to be excited about as August 28 is here and the tablet is now available in the land of crumpet and crown, replete with an improved display and a faster processor.

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Cheaper tablets incoming: low-cost touch panel pressure on in Taiwan

Cheaper tablets incoming: low-cost touch panel pressure on in Taiwan

With the success of tablets like the Google Nexus 7 seeing a second generation here in 2013, it would appear that the pressure is on for not just processor manufacturers but display panel makers to optimize their lower-end. With the creation of NVIDIA's Kai strategy was laid the tracks for the miniature freight train that was the ASUS-made Nexus 7 - low cost, perfectly usable for fun and entertainment, and distributed through the web. Now it would seem that it's time for display makers to take their turn.

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Nexus 7 LTE release nears as device appears in China

Nexus 7 LTE release nears as device appears in China

Unless what we're seeing this morning is a test model not meant for public consumption, it would appear quite likely that the Nexus 7 LTE is coming to stores imminently. This multi-carrier 4G LTE iteration of the 2013 reboot of the Nexus 7 works with a solution created by Qualcomm to connect with a massive cross-section of 4G LTE bands both in the USA and internationally, making it possible to deliver a single SKU - a single model, that is - that will accept SIM cards from any one of a number of carriers. This model is the one showing up in hands-on photos in China today.

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Nexus 7 software issues reported: here’s what Google is working on

Nexus 7 software issues reported: here’s what Google is working on

While the 2013 reboot of the Google Nexus 7 has received its fair share of positive reviews in its first weeks on the market, a set of consumer complains have been called to attention. The first of these lives in the GPS realm, users hoping to play with Google's several Google Maps-related apps or - bafflingly - to use the tablet as a GPS navigation device for their vehicle - have found location services to be on the fritz. Also summoned this week is a complaint on the 2013 Nexus 7's touchscreen.

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Nexus 7 UK debut inked in for August 28

Nexus 7 UK debut inked in for August 28

Google's new Nexus 7 will go on sale in the UK from August 28, ASUS has confirmed, just over a month after the updated 2013 version of the tablet landed in the US. The Nexus 7 2013 - which features a higher-resolution display than its predecessor, not to mention a faster processor - will carry a slight premium over the first-gen model, priced from £199.99.

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Does Apple drive the tablet market, or ASUS?

Does Apple drive the tablet market, or ASUS?

This afternoon the folks at the IDC released quarterly worldwide shipment numbers for tablets, suggesting as they did so that a slump in the market this quarter may be due to Apple's lack of a new iPad. And we got to thinking: it's easy to relate the growth of the tablet industry over the past several years to the iPad - but what can we see if we pinpoint the releases of individual tablets from each of the other top two tablet-making companies to their quarters? Is it the iPad that's driving this growth, or the release of excellent tablet packages by non-Apple companies?

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IDC: Android tablets creep up on iPad as market slows

IDC: Android tablets creep up on iPad as market slows

Since it's been over a quarter since Apple released their last iPad, IDC worldwide tablet shipment numbers have shown not just that Android tablets have been gaining popularity, but that the whole market has slipped significantly. With a near 10% (9.7% to be precise) in worldwide tablet shipments this 2Q of 2013 compared to the first quarter of this year, it would seem at first that interest wanes in this segment as a whole. Compared to this same quarter one year ago, on the other hand, there's been growth - rather impressive growth, at that.

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