Google is gearing up to launch a second-generation Nexus 7 this July, which will cost slightly more than its predecessor at $229, according to supply chain sources in Taiwan. The search giant has supposedly upped its price tag slightly in an effort to avoid competing directly against entry-level Android tablet from other manufacturers.
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We just told about that latest developments concerning the GamePop console, which will bring Android titles to your television this winter. But it appears there’s another Android-powered console on the way that’s looking to secure a spot in your living room.
It’s called “Project M.O.J.O.,” and it’s being developed by Mad Catz, the gaming accessory giant that produces a whole host of peripherals for just about every console there is.
Asus has today announced its latest Transformer Pad Infinity slate at Computex 2013 in Taipei, and boy is it a beast. Not only does it carry NVIDIA’s latest Tegra 4 processor — which has a 72-core GeForce GPU — but it also has a 10.1-inch display with the same 2560×1600 resolution as the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro.
That’s a whopping 299 pixels-per-inch.
Google will reportedly announce a new Nexus 7 in the coming months — possibly at Google I/O in May — and it’s expected to become a big seller. According to sources in the search giant’s supply chain, 8 million units are expected to ship by the end of 2013.
Google’s second-generation Nexus 7 tablet will launch “around July,” powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, Reuters reports. The device will reportedly push Google deeper into the “cut-price” hardware market with yet another aggressive pricing strategy, competing with other affordable tablets like the Amazon Kindle Fire.
Asus clearly has an issue. It cannot make a device that has just one purpose. One of its tablets is also a phone, the other turns into a laptop, and its smartphone transforms into a tablet. Now the Taiwanese company has a Windows 8 desktop that’s also an Android tablet.
Meet the Transformer AiO.
Asus unveiled its 10-inch MeMO Pad Smart back in January, and the company has today confirmed that it will be available to purchase in the United States from Tuesday, March 5. Those who has been waiting to get their hands on the device now have just a few days to wait before they can purchase one.
ZTE has teamed up with NVIDIA to deliver the world’s first “superphone” powered by a Tegra 4 processor. The company hasn’t revealed much about the handset yet, but we do know it’ll have 4G LTE connectivity, and that it will make its debut in China this summer.
Following its unveiling of the 7-inch MeMO Pad just after CES, Asus has today announced its bigger brother, the 10-inch MeMO Pad Smart ME301T, at the Thailand Mobile Expo. The device measures just 9mm thick, and like its sibling, its focus is on being affordable — but it has some nice specifications under the hood.
So the Consumer Electronics Show is over for another year, and for those who’ve been in Las Vegas covering it for us, it’s back to normality. While we allow the Cult of Mac team to sober up, it’s time to look back at the best gizmos CES had to offer. There were thousands of products on show — far too many to cover in one week — but there were a handful that really stood out.
We’ve put together a list of awesome things that we were blown away by, including smartphones, accessories, gadgets, and more. Check it out and tell us what you’re most looking forward to getting your hands on in 2013.