Google has today unveiled the Book Cover, its first official accessory for the Nexus 10. Priced at $29.99 and available on Google Play, the Book Cover clips into the back of the Nexus 10 and has a cover that folds over your display to protect it while it’s not in use.
Like the iPad’s Smart Cover, Google’s Book Cover automatically puts your Nexus 10 to sleep when you close it, then wakes it up again when you open it.
The Asus Transformer Pad TF300 will become the first non-Nexus device to be upgraded to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Asus has announced that the update is rolling out over-the-air to users in the United States today, while those in other regions should start receiving it by the end of the month.
If you have root access, you can easily install the update manually. If not, you can try to pull the update manually from Google’s server. Depending on your region and your luck, you might just be able to manually initiate the OTA update on your Nexus device. Here are the steps you’ll need to give it a go.
Google began rolling out its Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update earlier this week, and it looked as though the software would bring nothing more than a few important bug fixes. But after used their devices after upgrading, Nexus owners have begun to notice some changes throughout the OS.
In addition to better download notifications, Android 4.2.2 brings some changes to the Quick Settings pane, and a number of new notification sounds.
As expected, Google has begun rolling out its Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update to a number of Nexus devices, including the GSM Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10. The software comes with the “JDQ39’ build number, and it delivers fixes for a number of key issues — most notably a Bluetooth streaming bug.
Google is expected to release its Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update later this month, making performance and stability improvements that will first arrive on the Nexus 4, the Nexus 7, the Nexus 10, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It’s likely to be the last Jelly Bean update Google releases before announcing Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie in May.
Google is said to be preparing a second-generation Nexus 10 tablet for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. The device will reportedly offer a quad-core processor and faster graphics, making it a significant improvement over its predecessor — which was only launched last November.
We got a glimpse of NVIDIA’s new Tegra 4 back in December, when a leaked slide detailing its specifications began circulating the Internet. But the company has now made the impressive chip official at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. Designed for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, the Tegra 4 boasts a super speedy quad-core Cortex-A15 processor and 72-core graphics, making it the “world’s fastest mobile processor.”
Thanks to affordable offerings like the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Google Nexus 7, Android tablets continue to increase their market share and claw away at the iPad’s lead. However, Apple’s tablet remains king of the web, accounting for a whopping 87% of tablet web traffic in North America.