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Nexus 7 2 gets alledged early hardware fondle

Nexus 7 2 gets alledged early hardware fondle

The ASUS-made Nexus 7 2 - also known as the reboot of the original 7-inch tablet - appears to have had a collection of up-close photos and video leak this afternoon. At this point in time we're at least a few weeks out from a full launch of this device, while the existence of the hardware itself hasn't yet been confirmed by Google, ASUS, or anyone in-between. This machine appears to take on an appearance that's similar to the original, coming here instead with a slimmer facade and a landscape-aimed back rather than its original portrait angle.

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Nexus 7 2 and the details you want for a reboot

Nexus 7 2 and the details you want for a reboot

If there's one tablet out there that's taken the Android world by storm over the very short few years said devices have existed, it's been the ASUS-made Google Nexus 7. What we saw when the machine was first revealed was more of a solid package delivery than it was a market-topping hero product, and here a year and some months later the machine continues to be a hot toping amongst Android enthusiasts. Here in the summer of 2013, chatter begins to surround the next-generation Nexus tablet, the reboot of the Nexus 7: what'll we see next?

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Huawei Ascend P6 Google Edition reportedly on the way

Huawei Ascend P6 Google Edition reportedly on the way

Google has just recently begun rolling out Google Editions of a couple of new handsets, like the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S 4. However, could there be more devices on the way? We've been hearing a few ramblings about a possible Nexus-ified Huawei device recently, but nothing has been confirmed just yet. Most recently, it's said that Huawei and Google are partnering up to make an Ascend P6 Google Edition.

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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will have IR-Blaster support: here’s why

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will have IR-Blaster support: here’s why

Because both the Samsung GALAXY S 4 and the HTC One work with infrared-blasting hardware and they've both been grabbed by Google in the past few weeks, the next version of Android will likely have IR-Blaster-supporting drivers built-in. It's been confirmed today that both the HTC One and the Samsung GALAXY S 4 in their "Google Editions" will not have IR-Blaster support because this connection to their hardware is not part of the basic build of Android - it's made by HTC uniquely, and Samsung uniquely. As this is true, and as Android's next big update is well on it's way, one thing follows the other.

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HTC One Google Edition: what you gain and what you lose

HTC One Google Edition: what you gain and what you lose

Next month Google will be releasing two new "Google Edition" smartphones that carry their original brand names, the HTC One and the Samsung GALAXY S 4. As the draw to these devices here in 2013 is based at least in part to the hardware manufacturers' own software editions and modifications, Google's releases come with both positive and negative values to them compared to their carrier or "Developer" editions. As the HTC One with "Nexus user experience" is introduced this week, we've taken a look at what users will gain - and what they'll lose.

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Google: We’re not stopping the Nexus program

Google: We’re not stopping the Nexus program

With the announcement of a stock Android Galaxy S 4 and a just-announced HTC One Google Edition, many people are fearing that Google is quietly shutting down the Nexus program and will simply just put stock Android on a few devices. However, Google's Sundar Pichai says that the Nexus program will continue, and we should see more Nexus devices coming in the future.

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HTC One Google Edition made official with “Nexus User Experience”

HTC One Google Edition made official with “Nexus User Experience”

Today the Google Edition of the HTC One has been announced by the head of Android, Sundar Pichai. This announcement was made during the D11 conference in which this Google head spoke to Walt Mossberg about Android, Chrome, and all things Google software. The HTC One Google Edition follows in the footsteps of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 Google Edition which was announced a Google I/O 2013, and both devices will be available in late June.

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LG denies Nexus 5 plans but teases Android tablet and mystery phone

LG denies Nexus 5 plans but teases Android tablet and mystery phone

LG may just have revealed its second Nexus 4 variant, the long-anticipated white model, but the company isn't working with Google on the "Nexus 5" according to the VP of LG Europe. "The Nexus 4 was a great success despite the production problems for us and Google" exec Won Kim told All About Phones; "However," the VP continued, "we do not need such a marketing success again." Meanwhile, LG did confirm a new tablet was in the pipeline, as well as non-Android phones.

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