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How does Android 4.2 Jelly Bean wireless display mirroring work?

How does Android 4.2 Jelly Bean wireless display mirroring work?

If you're like me, the first time you heard of wireless display mirroring, your first question was - how? With Google's new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean+ operating system update, wireless mirroring is included in the code - but how does that work without the hardware to back it up? As it turns out, this whole situation has to do with Miracast wireless display sharing - an industry standard that allows your device to connect to larger device's displays using your wi-fi network as a middle-man.

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If Google’s Nexus line gets wireless charging, will Apple follow suit?

If Google’s Nexus line gets wireless charging, will Apple follow suit?

When a major competitor releases a hero product to the market that they intend to keep around for some time to come, you as a tech company have an opportunity - for Google, that opportunity exists in the absence of wireless battery charging in the iPhone 5. An image has been making the rounds today that very much appears to be approximately half of a Nexus Q - but is being called a wireless charging unit for the Nexus 4. The Nexus 4 is almost certainly going to be revealed on Monday by Google at their big Android event [we'll be there!] as the same unit that's been shown in a rather giant amount of leaked images over the past few weeks - with wireless charging via this pad, has Google suddenly one-upped Apple, not to mention Nokia?

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Nexus 10 caught snapping Google exec’s holiday photos

Nexus 10 caught snapping Google exec’s holiday photos

Google's Vic Gundotra has been doing some Samsung Nexus 10 teasing, using the unannounced but broadly-expected Android tablet to share some holiday snaps on Google+. Gundotra does not mention the tablet by name, but the Nexus 10 is listed as the identifier of the camera under the photo details on a number of shots. The resolution is given as roughly 3-megapixels, though since Google+ automatically resizes shots automatically uploaded, that's not necessarily the full resolution of the Nexus 10's camera itself.

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Samsung Nexus 10 quick start manual spotted

Samsung Nexus 10 quick start manual spotted

We've heard whispers that claim Google will be unveiling the Samsung-made Nexus 10 tablet during its event on October 29, but today we've got some photographic evidence to back those claims up. Images of a Nexus 10 quick start manual have been posted to Korean site Seeko, and through them, we get an idea of what the Nexus 10 will look like. It doesn't look too terribly different from the more famous Nexus 7, with the biggest difference obviously being the 10-inch screen.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 24, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 24, 2012

Give yourself a pat on the back, because you've officially made it through Wednesday - only two more days to go and the weekend is here again. We had a lot of news hit today, so let's jump right in. Today we may have seen some leaked press shots of the LG Nexus 4, but then sadly found out that they might be fake. The Galaxy Note II is now available for order at T-Mobile, but it's a bit on the expensive side when compared to a certain other carrier, and new Apple documents have revealed that Samsung is the focus of a 3G patent antitrust investigation here in the US.

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LG Nexus 4 leaks in apparently official press shot [Update: Is it fake?]

LG Nexus 4 leaks in apparently official press shot [Update: Is it fake?]

What's believed to be a promotional image of the LG Nexus 4 bearing Google's Nexus branding has leaked, ahead of the smartphone's expected launch next week. The image, courtesy of tipster evleaks, fits with previous leaked photos of the handset in the wild, though that last sighting didn't include the bold "nexus" logo across the upper rear of the phone. Update: Not so fast! This might not be as legit as we hoped.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 19, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 19, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening, everyone. We're about ready to kick off the weekend, but before we do, let's recap the news from the afternoon. Today we heard that the iPad Mini might mean the end of the iPad 2, and that a jailbreak for the iPhone 5 will coming shortly. We learned today that T-Mobile will be holding a product event on October 29 - the same day that Google and Microsoft are holding events - and that the prices of the rumored Mac Mini and iMac refreshes might be staying the same.

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