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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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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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Nexus 7 3G back on sale in UK

Nexus 7 3G back on sale in UK

Google's Nexus 7 3G is back in stock in the UK, with stocks of the 7-inch tablet finally restored after selling out shortly after the first listing went live. The ASUS-made slate - which is priced at £239 with 32GB of storage and an unlocked HSPA+ modem - currently ships in 3-5 days, according to Google's Play store, as per the WiFi-only 16GB and 32GB versions.

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The iPad mini won me over (and Star Trek is to blame)

The iPad mini won me over (and Star Trek is to blame)

In some respects, the iPad mini was a disappointment. Despite the hour's worth of hyperbole at Apple's press event, the tablet itself was an exercise in parts bin engineering - the processor from an old iPhone, the screen resolution from an old iPad - without the game-changing element that (yes, whether innovation or derivation) has punctuated Cupertino launches of before. Yet, despite more powerful, or pixel-dense, or flexible rivals beside it, the iPad mini has quickly become my go-to slate. The reason behind that is the hardest to quantify and yet, perversely, may be the most important for why we choose the devices we reach for. Science fiction has a lot to answer for, at least for my expectations of tablets.

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Nexus 7 with 3G now shipping

Nexus 7 with 3G now shipping

The Nexus 7 is arguably one of the best Android tablets out on the market currently, and for a $200 starting price for 16GB, there's not a lot to complain about. However, if you're wanting a Nexus 7 with 3G capabilities and want it unlocked, it's only $100 more. Plus, it comes in a lone 32GB variant with an AT&T SIM card.

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Android 4.2 manual install for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 goes live

Android 4.2 manual install for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 goes live

Google is pushing out Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to Galaxy Nexus owners via an over-the-air update, but if you're impatient there are ways to jump the queue and grab the upgraded OS direct. The firmware for the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus (i.e. not Verizon's LTE-equipped handset) is available to download from Google's servers, for manual flashing. Meanwhile, the v4.2 ROM for the Nexus 7 is also available.

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Nexus 4 sells out in UK in 30 minutes as Play woes prompt anger

Nexus 4 sells out in UK in 30 minutes as Play woes prompt anger

Google's new Nexus 4 went up for sale in Europe and Australia this morning, promptly selling out in minutes and leaving potential customers furious at the stability of the Play store. The new smartphone - which hit Google's virtual shelves alongside the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets, supplies of some of which are patchy - lured buyers in with its competitively low unsubsidized price, to the point where the Play store apparently couldn't handle the influx of users and threw up numerous errors.

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Nexus 7 refund confusion after ASUS’ Play store ineligibility

Nexus 7 refund confusion after ASUS’ Play store ineligibility

The refund scheme for Nexus 7 buyers who bought just before Google announced price cuts has taken a confusing turn, with ASUS saying its policy does not cover hardware bought at the Play store. ASUS announced last week that Nexus 7 buyers in Europe who picked up the Android slate prior to October 29 could get a £25/€30 coupon to offset the lowered prices; however, ASUS today clarified that contrary to initial expectations, those who bought their Nexus 7 from Google through the official Play store would not be eligible.

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