Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7 and 4 tipped for spring refresh in White and HD

Google Nexus 7 and 4 tipped for spring refresh in White and HD

This week the Google Nexus lineup has been tipped to see a slight overhaul for its second coming, with hardware upgrades coming to the Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus 4 smartphone in large and small doses. The Google Nexus 7 tablet has been on the market since July of last year as it was first shown off at Google I/O 2012, the company's official developer conference, while the Nexus 4 has only been on the market for a few months - still having supply issues as we speak. The upgrades come to the color in which you'll be able to pick up the smartphone and the sharpness of the display of the tablet.

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T-Mobile Nexus 7 now available on Google Play

T-Mobile Nexus 7 now available on Google Play

Up until now, Google was only selling the Nexus 7 with AT&T SIM cards bundled with it, but since the device is unlocked and runs on HSPA+ cellular technology, Google decided that there was no harm in offering T-Mobile SIM cards with the 7-inch tablet, so customers can now buy a Nexus 7 for T-Mobile on Google Play right now.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 15, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 15, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. The afternoon started off with something of a bang with Facebook's big event, during which the company revealed the service's new Graph Search and explained the difference between the new feature and traditional web search. It also announced that it was partnering with Bing for search results in Graph Search, while we used the latest installment of SlashGear 101 to give you all of the details about this new feature.

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Nexus 7 $100 credit temps mobile data-loving AT&T users

Nexus 7 $100 credit temps mobile data-loving AT&T users

If you've been thinking of picking up a new Nexus 7 tablet, then AT&T has a new offer that's aimed directly at you. The Google Play listing for the WiFi + Mobile Data model shows that until February 14th (which happens to be Valentine's Day, in case you needed some ideas of what to get your significant other), AT&T will be running a promotion that grants new Nexus 7 owners a $100 credit on their bill. Of course, you'll need to sign up for a data plan with AT&T in order to take advantage of this deal, with AT&T requiring either a postpaid standalone or a Mobile Share plan in this case.

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Nexus 7 official dock to begin shipping later this week

Nexus 7 official dock to begin shipping later this week

On November 30, we reported that an official ASUS Nexus 7 docking station has appeared on the ASUS Japan website with a handful of information and not much else. Originally it was rumored that the dock would be available in early December, eventually with December 30 being marked as the shipping date. That day came and went without event, but now retailers are saying that the device will begin shipping later this week.

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Nexus 7 gets Open webOS port, still not a viable replacement

Nexus 7 gets Open webOS port, still not a viable replacement

While webOS is no longer officially around, thanks to HP's merciless hack and slash last year, developers are still keeping the operating system alive with the Open webOS initiative. We've already seen ASUS's Transformer Prime tablet boot up on Open webOS, but it looks like the Google's own Nexus 7 Android tablet has been given the webOS treatment as well.

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SlashGear’s Holiday Nexus 7 Giveaway!

SlashGear’s Holiday Nexus 7 Giveaway!

We've got 5 Nexus 7 + mobile tablets to give away to you SlashGear readers along with five $25 gift cards, all of them from none other than Secret Santa! You'll have an opportunity to grab one of these mobile data capable units for the holidays with no more than a "like" and a comment up on SlashGear's own Facebook page - it's just that simple! We're going to be splitting up this lovely event into two pieces - one for pre-Christmas shipping, the other for New Years - let's get to it!

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The Times offering subsidized Nexus 7 32GB for £50 with purchase of subscription

The Times offering subsidized Nexus 7 32GB for £50 with purchase of subscription

News Corporation's iPad-exclusive digital newspaper, The Daily, may have went the way of the dodo, but UK-based The Times seems to be staying alive with a new offer that will hopefully get more paying subscribers on board. The newspaper is offering a 32GB version of the Nexus 7 for only £50 if you buy 18 months worth of a £4-per-week subscription.

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ASUS Nexus 7 docking station to arrive in December

ASUS Nexus 7 docking station to arrive in December

Sometime early next month, ASUS will be launching a docking station for the Nexus 7. The device is the first of its kind, and is priced at 3,480 Yen, which is about $40USD. The pictures show the Nexus 7 being docked in landscape mode, with an audio port and micro USB port on the back of the unit.

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$99 Nexus 7 impersonator appears in benchmarks: ASUS undercut on the way

$99 Nexus 7 impersonator appears in benchmarks: ASUS undercut on the way

It's no secret that there's more hardware on the way from ASUS, it's just a question of if it's actually the $99 "Nexus" that's been rumored since before the Google Nexus 7. What we're seeing today is a set of benchmark results coming from GLbench which show a model by the name of ASUS ME172V, a model with specifications ever-so-slightly less fabulous than the Nexus 7. This model may well be a new iteration of the Nexus 7 which knocks down its innards this slight amount in order to sell the machine for half the price.

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Nexus 7 and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus get Android 4.2.1 update

Nexus 7 and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus get Android 4.2.1 update

This morning, Google began rolling out the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean update for the LG Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices. A few hours later, an update for the Nexus 7 joined into the mix, and now, finally, an update has also been pushed out for the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus. The update isn't huge, and brings with it some minor changes and fixes.

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Hamilton’s Great Adventure THD Review

Hamilton’s Great Adventure THD Review

In two massively gigantic downloads out on the market right this second, the development team at Fatshark have teamed up with NVIDIA to bring on the console and PC Indiana Jones-like puzzle thriller Hamilton's Great Adventure to Android. This game works only on devices packing an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor - that including, of course, the Google Nexus 7 tablet, your best pal! Here in Hamilton's Great Adventure THD and Hamilton's Great Adventure THD Expansion Pack you'll get massive amounts of puzzles to whip your way through in full-on leather jacket and next-level graphics from all directions.

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