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iPad Air vs Surface 2 vs Nexus 7: No Contest

iPad Air vs Surface 2 vs Nexus 7: No Contest

The war is on for the most sought-after tablet on the market, and the differentiation between the front-runners appears now, more than ever, to be strikingly high. What we've got from Apple is the iPad Air, a new far-smaller iteration of the same Retina display as the 4th generation unit. From Google there's the Nexus 7 (2013), a low-priced high-powered Android tablet manufactured by ASUS. Microsoft's competitor in the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 works with Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT, making this battle a three-way fight between operating systems right off the bat.

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Android 4.4 KitKat screens leak for Nexus 7

Android 4.4 KitKat screens leak for Nexus 7

It's time to have a peek at Android 4.4 KitKat in its dualing near-complete edition for the masses on a Nexus 7 tablet from 2013. This version of Android is shown with a couple of clues as to its origins, the first being a glimpse of the software's single Easter Egg, one similar to each previous version of Android in its access through a hidden tap in a Settings menu deep within the device. Here you'll find the codename "Android KeyLimePie" sitting below a rather obviously referenced Nesle logo - saying Android instead of the candy company's original title.

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Official Nexus 7 2013 case appears in Google Play

Official Nexus 7 2013 case appears in Google Play

Fear not, you completists hoping to work with only Google-made accessories for your Google-made Nexus devices: the 2013 Nexus 7 now has an official flap case. This case goes by the simple name Nexus 7 Case (2013) and features a "custom-molded" body to fit the newest edition of the Nexus 7, working with a "microsuede" cover and built-in stand abilities.

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Android 4.3.1 update hits Nexus 7 LTE tablet

Android 4.3.1 update hits Nexus 7 LTE tablet

Android tablet fans have gravitated towards Google's line of Nexus tablet devices for good reason. The tablets are typically priced reasonably, have nice hardware, and you can always count on them being among some of the first devices to get new Android updates. Google has tossed a new version of Android out for Nexus 7 LTE users without bothering with any fanfare.

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Ubuntu Touch release set for October: Android Nexus devices up first

Ubuntu Touch release set for October: Android Nexus devices up first

In a month from the time of the release of this article - that's October 17th - the folks at Ubuntu will be releasing the newest desktop OS version 13.10, and along with it an image of Ubuntu Touch. This mobile software will be available "ready to install" on devices we've seen running early versions since January of 2013. This means the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets (2012 editions, at least), and the LG Nexus 4 will be ready to roll by Halloween with full smartphone-optimized Ubuntu.

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Verizon Nexus 7 LTE expected “shortly” as 4G testing wraps up

Verizon Nexus 7 LTE expected “shortly” as 4G testing wraps up

Verizon expects the Nexus 7 LTE to be 4G certified "shortly" after addressing complaints that Google's Android tablet could not be activated on its network. The carrier blames extensive wireless testing for the delay, claiming to have begun examining the slate back in August. Meanwhile, rival carriers AT&T and T-Mobile USA already support the Nexus 7's LTE connection.

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Nexus 7 with LTE resurfaces with AT&T SIM option, more regions

Nexus 7 with LTE resurfaces with AT&T SIM option, more regions

The LTE version of the latest Nexus 7 slate disappeared from the Google Play store yesterday, with it being listed as "Not for sale at this time." Following that earlier today was a tweet from Verizon stating that the tablet wasn't part of their lineup, not allowing it to be activated, and now it has reappeared in Google Play, this time with an AT&T SIM option.

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Nexus 7 LTE support muddled: T-Mobile now single headliner [UPDATE]

Nexus 7 LTE support muddled: T-Mobile now single headliner [UPDATE]

Today the folks at Verizon product support have tipped off a bit of an oddity with the previously multi-carrier Google Nexus 7 (2013). According to a Verizon Wireless Support twitter reply, the Nexus 7 is not part of their lineup and therefore cannot be activated. According to annoyed customer Jeff Jarvis, entering a Verizon store to activate the Nexus 7 results in the company showing no record of the device at all - again, suggesting that therefore, the tablet cannot be activated or work with Verizon 4G LTE. UPDATE: You'll now find an AT&T specific model in Google Play (added just this afternoon) as well as an LTE version with no specific carrier attached: Verizon is still MIA.

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Nexus 7 with LTE no longer available through Google Play

Nexus 7 with LTE no longer available through Google Play

Back on September 9, the Nexus 7 with LTE support went up for sale on the Google Play Store, giving buyers an option for those who want a mobile data connection with their slate. Fast-forward one week, and the tablet is no longer available, with the Play Store simply reading a rather ambiguous: "This device is not for sale at this time."

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Nexus 7 with 4G LTE arrives in Google Play Store

Nexus 7 with 4G LTE arrives in Google Play Store

The latest iteration of the Nexus 7 tablet went up for sale in July, and a couple weeks later we saw hints that the LTE version of the tablet would be arriving soon. Now the availability of the Nexus 7 with 4G LTE from the Google Play Store has been announced, as well as its upcoming availability in T-Mobile stores.

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New Nexus phone spotted in Android 4.4 KitKat unveiling

New Nexus phone spotted in Android 4.4 KitKat unveiling

In today's obligatory unveiling video of the new Android statue for Google's lawn full of statues of desserts, a new Google smartphone has appeared. This may very well be the next-generation Nexus device as it does indeed have the word Nexus written on it - though in a bit of a cut with what may be some black tape over the logo for secrecy. This device looks to be replicating the look (and perhaps the feel) of the 2013 edition of the Nexus 7, what with its massive back-facing camera land and horizontal logo (which is also massive).

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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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