Google let loose the original model of its flagship 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7, back in June, 2012, and a month later the device was available to purchase from the Play Store for $299. However, if you didn’t have the opportunity or the wherewithal to pick one up at the time, it may interest you to know that Best Buy is currently selling the slate for $159.
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Google will wait until July to unvel its new Nexus 8 tablet with Android 4.5, rather than using the Google I/O event in June to make new product announcements, an inside source claims. The new tablet is expected to become Google’s main focus for Android 4.5, while the smaller Nexus 7 will apparently be killed off entirely.
Google unveiled the revamped version of its flagship 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7, back in June, and a month later the device was available from the Play Store for $229. However, if you haven’t had the opportunity to pick one up before now, it may be of interest to you to know that for one day only the popular U.S. retailer, Woot, is offering $60 and $70 reductions on factory reconditioned Nexus 7 slates.
Google released the original model of its flagship 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7, back in June, 2012, and a month later the device was available to purchase from the Play Store with a $350 price tag. However, if you didn’t have the opportunity to pick one up at the time, it may be of interest to you to know that you can currently grab the 7-inch slate for just $149 from the popular independent retailer, Woot! That’s a pretty good price considering we’re talking about the top of the range 32GB variant.
Google is currently in the process of pushing out a relatively minor over-the-air maintenance update to all LTE-enabled variants of the Nexus 7 located in the United States. Sadly, this upgrade doesn’t bring any major software modifications, but it does include support for Verizon’s super-fast 4G LTE network — just pop your Verizon SIM in, add the device to your plan for an additional $10 per month and you’ll be good to go.
Google has reportedly dropped Samsung and reached a deal with HTC over the next-generation Nexus 10, according to unnamed industry sources. The current Nexus 10 hasn’t been quite as successful as its smaller sibling, the Nexus 7, but Google will surely be hoping that HTC’s design expertise can change that.
The 2013 Nexus 7 currently supports T-Mobile and AT&T’s 4G LTE networks in the U.S., with the Verizon variant being delayed indefinitely due to lack of certification. But it now seems like this variant isn’t far away from launch, as a few leaked images have revealed the outer covering of the Nexus 7 with the Verizon branding prominently visible.
Since its inception, Android has had true multi-tasking allowing people to run multiple apps in the background without restricting their functionality. Back in the day, this was all one would have wanted from their Android device.
With time though, Android devices grew more powerful and started packing bigger screens. Soon, we had multi-view multitasking on Android devices, thanks to Samsung and other OEMs.
HTC may be planning a surprise return to the tablet market to manufacture Google’s next-generation Nexus slates. Reports in Taiwan claim the company has secured orders for a “high-end model of the Google Nexus tablet” that is expected to start shipping in the third quarter of 2014.
LG’s G Pad 8.3 launched back in October, 2013, and is regarded as one of the more impressive mid-sized, ultra-portable Android tablets on the market. Starting today, residents in the United Kingdom can get their hands on the 16GB G Pad for £199.99 from the popular online retailer Expansy’s, which is a whopping £60 reduction off the usual recommended retail price.