Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Upgrade Your Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 7 to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Nexus 10 has finally come to us today, and it is said to both of them are sold out internationally, also Nexus 4 and 32GB are sold out in US. We have to say it is really a big situation. Furthermore, Google starts offering the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 7 users with the upgrade of OTA. If you don’t want to wait for Google and prefer to manually upgrade directly, then the way this article will introduce is probably what you find.

At present, Google has released the latest firmware for Android 4.2 for Galaxy Nexus devices (GSM version, not available for LTE provided by Verizon) and Android 4.2 ROM for Nexus 7.Users can flash the devices manually with firmware or ROM.

 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
If you use Galaxy Nexus device, you need to download takju ROM (Below link), then you can quickly install the Android 4.2 on your smartphone. You can do it with ROM Manager developed by ClockworkMod, a free download on Google Play, or just flash the system manually if you have the ability.

For Nexus 7, it is similar to upgrade Android 4.1 to Android 4.2.Click the below nakasi link to download the Android ROM file, again use either ROM Manager or the manual method to install Android 4.2 on your Nexus 7.The process is not too hard for most Android users.


But if you are neither familiar with system flashing nor know CA, then you might be better off waiting for Google’s OTA update to arrive which should happen in the next few days.


Jelly Bean 4.2 is an incremental update from Jelly Bean 4.1, and brings a number of new features,for example, photo sphere panorama style software camera. When you upgrade your Nexus device, you can enjoy the new features just like on Nexus 4 or Nexus 10.


Download Galary Nexus takju     Download Nexus 7 nakasi





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Sunday, November 11, 2012

4 Fantasy Football apps for Android to Grasp this Season

Fantasy Football apps
If you are a football fans, you should not miss 2012 Fantasy Football. Although it has been already week 10, there are still some excitements for you addicts. Thanks to the technology, you can easily grasp this fantasy football season with some best fantasy football apps on your excellent Nexus 7 or other Android Tablets, just without grueling hours with the computer .Following is round up of a handful of 2012 fantasy football apps for android.

Yahoo! Fantasy Football ’12

It is no doubt that Yahoo! Fantasy Football ’12 is the most popular fantasy football service for mobile devices. It features live scoring and stat tracking, full roster management, and message board access, matchup schedules, player news and more. You are allowed to track the past, present, and future matchups. You can login in via either Facebook or Google. If you're among Yahoo's millions of fantasy football players, you must take this app for invaluable information while on the move.

ESPN Fantasy Football 2012

This app is the official ESPN Fantasy Football app. It offers full team management (start/bench players, add, drop, and claim players off waivers, propose, trades), and the ability to post messages to your league’s message board. Real-time scoring and detailed information for all your matchups can be provided as well as personalized push notifications for injuries, substitutions, and scoring updates. This one is only for 2012.

Fantasy Football Insider

Offering exclusive access to the same experts that NFL execs and industry giants like ESPN, Yahoo!, CBS Sports, and Fox Sports have relied upon over the years, Fantasy Football Insider can certainly supplement your mobile experience. Almost full information are included such as stats, schedules and standings, news, rumors, and insider information, Weekly rankings, injury updates and start/sit recommendations and others. Bonus premium content is also available to PFW subscribers!

NFL '12

Follow pro football on-the-go with the NFL's official mobile app NFL '12. Though it's not fantasy specific, you can manage follow your own players and follow other stars from around the league with a handy way by live alerts, bonus content and matchup previews.

Maybe you have missed some highlight of Fantasy Football or maybe you feel it very frustrating to stay in front of computer all the time, then you can conveniently enjoy the later highlight or manage your fantasy football team with these apps on your android tablets. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2012 Black Friday Deals on Hot tablets

Black Friday 2012
Time flies and we will go to the end of 2012.Besides the very royal Christmas holiday, we have our Black Friday, just after the Thanksgiving Day. For people, 2012 is full of surprise with so such new and featured tablets, for instance, Nexus 7, which adds much excitement to us. And in this shopping carnival, Black Friday 2012 ads continue to trickle out, if you just want to buy a tablet either watch HD movie on it or play games on it , just grasp the chance on Black Friday, 2012 to get a cheap but good one. You can pick out one from the following list. 
Just find the one you like. And if you found the else tablets, then go to Amazon ,Best Buy,Ebay,Staples and so on. Just enjoy your 2012 Black Friday.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Review

AT&T today announced that it will be offering the LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet on November 9 with the $499 price tag. Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 looks and behaves very similarly to the Galaxy Note 10.1, but Tab 2 10.1 drops the price and the spec to deliver a more affordable Android tablet. Just let’s have more details about it.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Design

It is both slightly heavier and a bit less svelte than its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. You can find a power/sleep button, a volume rocker, a 32GB capacity microSD slot, an IR blaster, and a headphone jack on the top edge of tablet from the left. Besides, two 2-inch-long speakers stretch vertically along the left and right bezel. Along the bottom edge sits a dock connector and microphone pinhole. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 houses a 2-megapixel front camera for VGA and a 3-megapixel rear camera. No HDMI option.

The 1280x800 pin-sharp pixels display on tablet, doing its best to make your movies, pictures and web pages look clear and bright. The screen in 10.1 inch is wonderful with nice sensibility, quick response and accurate brushing and pressing.


Features

  • Fast 1G dual core processor provides a smooth user experience whether you're playing games or browsing the web. Also, the microSD card slot allows you to add up to 32GB of additional data storage or easily transfer music and picture files.
  • Smart Remote app in Tab 2 10.1 lets you get instant access to thousands of movies and TV shows via the pre-loaded Samsung Media Hub, enjoy live updates from all your social sites and access thousands of apps on Google Play.
  • You can customize your apps with Samsung's exclusive TouchWiz, which gives you the live content you want, including e mail, websites and your social networks.
  • The built-in IR Blaster turns your tablet into a universal remote helping you easily find your favorite shows.
  • Running on Android 4.0 ICS which makes common actions more visible and lets users navigate with simple, intuitive gestures. You can enjoy the features of ICS including Multitasking, the recent app button, Home screen folders, favorites tray, and resizable widgets, etc. It is less advanced than the Android 4.2, but that's hardly a disaster.
  • Samsung apps like Music Hub, Media Hub, and Game Hub, a built-in screenshot app, and the Mini Apps tray located on the bottom of the screen are offered consisting of a calculator, notes, calendar, music player, and clock.
  • A free one-year subscription to Dropbox* to store up to 50 GB of your favorite digital content--including photos, videos, and documents--and share files with coworkers, friends, and family members.
  • The large 7,000mAh battery does a pretty good job of maintaining the Tab's many duties, and you should get more than a single day of heavy use on a single charge.
Final thoughts
Galaxy Tab 2 offers some serious improvement to its predecessor as a good value Android tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich and a fine screen and some special features like Smart Remote. It is a dual-core $400 tablet with 16GB of built-in storage, however, which is higher than quad-core Asus Transformer Pad TF300 with 32GB of storage. Of course, its TouchWiz and IR Blaster can add points to it and if you are fan to Samsung, you may consider it. 


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Thursday, November 1, 2012

New features of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean You should know

Android 4.2
Along with the announcement of Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, Google brought the new advanced system Android 4.2 going by the same name of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. So what’s new compared to Android 4.1? Can it really draw people’s attention? Following just let’s have a look.

Multi-user support

If you use Android 4.2-powered tablets, you'll be able to have multiple users. Each user will have his unique home-screen, background, widgets, apps and games. That means you can share your tablets with your spouse or friends but with different tablets experience. Unluckily, smartphones based on Android 4.2 cannot support multi-user at the moment.

Photo Sphere

If you like taking photos with mobile device, then Photo Sphere can be your addict. Photo Sphere is a panorama application that allows you to stitch images into a larger one not only in vertical orientation in full 360 degree. You can share them on Google+ with your friends and family, or even add them to Google Maps for the world to see.

Gesture Typing

Now you can write messages easier than ever with Gesture Typing. You can now just glides over the letters you want to type, and the new improved keyboard will find the word you want to type. With predictive input and a futuristich blueish trace your fingers leave on the screen, Gesture Typing seems more useful than Swype.The improved text-to-speech capabilities works even when you don't have a data connection, so you can type with your voice everywhere you go.

Miracast

Android 4.2 let you through your screen to any TV, DVD-player, or other media device that supports Miracast. Miracast, an AirPlay-like protocol, is the trade name for Wi-Fi Direct or WiDi. You can stream Internet TV shows and movies from your smartphone or tablet to your TV via a compatible device or a Miracast adapter.

Improved Google Now

Without question, Google Now was already a killer Jelly Bean feature. With the inclusion of cards containing flight information, restaurant reservations, hotel confirmations, shipping details and more, you can live with ease .It uses Gmail to pick up data like flights ,hotel reservations , nearby movie times, attractions, photogenic locales, and concerts by your favorite artists and show them to you in a card just when you need them.

Daydream screensaver

With Daydream, you can display photo slideshows, news headlines, and the like when idle or docked. It is actually a smart screen-saver.

Expandable Notifications

Built upon the actionable notifications introduced in 4.1 Jelly Bean, Expandable Notifications let you expand notifications from more apps. It is partly a function of Google Now, where notifications are “cards” that can be acted upon from the drop down menu.

Android Beam

You probably have heard of NFC, a unique feature introduced in the Android 4.1.And Android 4.2 built Android Beam, the NFC that enables people to share photos, websites, music, directions, apps or videos with a single touch.

Android 4.2 will be released on November 13th for Nexus 4, 10.And I think these new features are indeed attractive and let’s just wait for its come. 



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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Nexus 10 vs iPad 4 vs Surface RT vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Google has announced its new and first 10 inch tablet Nexus 10 running the latest Android 4.2 to stack up against the recently released iPad 4, Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Surface RT. Obviously, these four tablets all have their special features which will focus the different customer’s attention, and then which one is more likely to be loved by people? Google can make the Nexus 10 the same success as Nexus 7? Let’s just have compared they to get the conclusion.

Features


Nexus 10

  • NFC (sharing and wallet)
  • Widgets
  • Enhanced notifications
  • Google Now (voice or type or automatic based on settings)
  • Instant shutter, panoramic, Sphere camera
  • pic/video editing
  • Google Search (voice or type)
  • Instantly have ALL content on any Android device or PC by just logging in to Google.
  • Solid interoperability with Chrome and thus any PC regardless of OS.
iPad 4
  • Enhanced Notifications
  • Siri (assistance/ searching)
  • Passbook (holds ticketing/ reservatiosns/ etc)
  • High quality camera, panoramic
  • pic/video editing
  • Best resale value
  • Solid interoperability with other Apple products (Mac/Safari)
Surface RT
  • ARM variant of PC Windows. Will be closest to PC-like experience.
  • Bing (type or voice)
  • Live Tiles
  • Solid Interoperability with Windows 8 and winphone8
  • Smartglass with all major game consoles
  • Badass attachable keyboard
  • Includes free full MS Office software
Amazon Kindle Fire HD
  • Ultra-fast 4G LTE wireless from AT&T
  • Stunning HD display
  • Exclusive Dolby Audio and Powerful Dual Stereo Speakers
  • Kindle Owners' Lending Library, Free Month of Amazon Prime, Vibrant HD Magazines
  • Audiobooks by Audible
  • X-Ray, Whispersync, Immersion Reading
  • Access your content on other devices
  • Free Skype HD Video Calls
  • Amazon store’s music,books,movies,etc.
  • Designed for both parents and kids.
Basic Spec
My Opinion
In terms of weight, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 takes this category as the lightest, but in terms of mobility, the revamped iPad 4 is the winner. And if you are Amazon fans,maybe you want to get the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 for its attractive Amazon service. With the most advanced android system at present, special NFC service and the highest resolution, Nexus 10 can without doubt get people’s attention.

The Windows RT boasts a quad-core processor, promising better performance than most its rivals. It’s also ripe with Microsoft Office capabilities, so those who are very familiar with using Microsoft Office for productivity will surely enjoy using the RT.


iPad 4 will also be hot with its A6X processor for Apple fans and others. If you consider of the price,then Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Nexus 10 will be your options.


Whatever, just make a wise choice. 





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Monday, October 29, 2012

New Nexus Tablets,Smartphone are Announced By Google Today

NexusGoogle announced lots of new hardware today via blog post, after an event in New York was canceled in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. The big items:
  • The Nexus 4 smartphone, developed with LG. It features a quad-core processor, a 4.2-inch display, and a wireless charging feature that lets you power the phone by setting it down on a charging service. It runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and a feature called Photo Sphere for creating 360-degree panoramas. The phone goes on sale Nov. 13 for $299.
  • The Nexus 7 now comes in new Wi-Fi models that are 16GB (for $199) and 32GB (for $249). Google also is making a version available with an HSPA+ cellular connection -- $32GB for $299. It's on sale Nov. 13.
  • The Nexus 10 tablet, developed with Samsung, offers what Google calls the highest-resolution screen in the tablet marketplace at 300 pixels per square inch. That 2560 by 1600 pixel display will still get nine hours of video playback, Google says. And it has an account-switching feature that lets multiple users share the tablet more easily. The 16GB model goes for for $399; the 32GB model costs for $499. It's available Nov. 14.
Google also announced an update to Google Now, its predictive-search feature that presents information on a series of cards without the user having to search. In addition to weather and traffic information, cards will now display flight information, restaurant reservations, hotel confirmations and shipping details, the company said.

Source:cnet

5 Best Free weather apps for Android Tablets to Get the better weather information

Face it now, the weather certainly has the huge influence in our daily life, the recent example, Google had to cancel its Android Event on October 29 out of the impact of Hurricane Sandy in New York. With numerous electrical tools we own in our hands, we can easily to know the weather where we live. Android tables are no doubt used by more people in the world,and you can use some android weather app to get the accurate weather information so that you can manage your life normally. Here I will introduce 5 best android apps for weather.

1.AccuWeather for Android

AccuWeather for Android
Claimed to“the best weather app ever", AccuWeather for Android is loaded with forecast information for your convenience.It can provide accurate and local forecasts for 2.7 million locations worldwide. Forecasts updated each hour with information for the next 15 days – all in 27 different languages. The default page of the app displays the current weather, temperature, wind speed, etc. Also included are the sunrise and sunset times to help you plan your day.

2.WeatherBug

WeatherBug
WeatherBug is one of the ‘big boys’ of the Weather app scene and it is the most comprehensive application providing you full information related to weather.You can get the live weather forecasts via the live images from more than 2,000 weather locations camera across the United States.Another thing about it is that it providers the alerts for severe weathers like Tornado warnings, Tsunami or high tide.

Besides,you can get the the weather forecasts of 7 days extended with hourly forecasts and the interactive maps aided with technology provides the exact temperature, wind speed, humidity, sunshine or dark clouds reports from this app.


3.The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel
Another must trusted and the comprehensive source for the weather all over the world is probably The Weather Channel.It can provide the most accurate and relevant weather information whenever weather matters to you.With 200+ meteorologists and ultra-local forecasting technology, it provide you with the weather tools you need to plan your day, week, or even the next hour. The daily information is excellent in this app because it includes what the temperature feels like, the humidity, and UV index.

4.3D Digital Weather Clock

3D Digital Weather Clock
If you want to travel to other country for a holiday outing via Thomas Cook or Cox & Kings and so you have to check out the weather forecasts for particular days,Digital Weather Clock can provide you quick look up of weather on your Android tablets. The app offers the weather forecasts, current conditions of any location in any part of the world.The weather report of five days forecasts is available in this app.

In addition,The weather status bar built in this app provides current weather and the rain fall probability by checking the rain radar, satellite view and map of your location.


5.GO Weather EX

GO Weather EX
The new version of GO Weather is GO Weather EX,and the old version has not been maintained now.GO Weather EX delieves the most accurate weather information from anywhere at any time.And you may get the the ultimate visual enjoyment out of the gorgeous dynamic background.You can get the information of weather condition in the next 24 hours, weather forecast for the next 5 days,Weather detail today,etc.Also,it can auto refresh so that you can know the latest information.

Undoubtedly,we should concern the wether in this times so that we can arrange our life better.With these apps,we can get the local or other place's weather condition quickly and conveniently through out android tablet.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD vs Nook HD: Mini Tablets’ Competition

Apple has announced the long-rumored 7.9 inch iPad Mini and iPad 4 yesterday, and the new models of iPad will be pre ordered on October 26.I have mentioned the 7 inch rivals of iPad Mini in my blog a few days ago, so how does it stack up against them when Apple is obvious late to this game? Of course, Apple has done its best to make a big splash into the smaller size market to make up for lost ground. The lighter and thinner design, the bigger staring storage, and 4G LTE capabilities are certainly the selling points. The iPad Mini starts at $329, which is highest in the small tablets market and is it really worth the price tag ?Just have a look at the comparison of iPad, Nexus 7,Kindle Fire HD and Nook HD.

Specs
 
Specs iPad Mini Nexus 7 Kindle Fire HD Nook HD   
Size 7.9 inch 7 inch 7 inch 7 inch
Resolution 1024x768
163ppi
1280x800
216ppi
1280 x800
261ppi
1440 x 900
243ppi
Weight 308 grams 395 grams 340 grams 315 grams
Processor Dual-core A5 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3    Dual-core 1.2GHz OMAP4460 1.3 GHz Dual-Core
OMAP 4470
Camera 5-megapixel rear-facing
1.2-megapixel front-facing
1.2MP front-facing camera 1.3 megapixels front-facing None
battery life 10 hours continuous use 9 hours video 
10 hours web browsing or reading
11 hours continuous use 10.5 hours reading,9 hours video
Connectivity Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
3G/4G
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
NFC
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
HDMI-out
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
HDMI-out
Speakers Mono Dual stereo Dual stereo with Dobly audio Dual stereo
Price $329(16GB) $199(8GB) $199(16GB) with Dobly audio $199(8GB)


Software

The small tablets all runs android system except for iPad Mini, which runs the latest Apple OS iOS.(Interested in operating system, compare them here.)


Beyond the basic software loaded on other three android tablets, Apple also give a big deal that offering the third-party content and software ecosystem. That’s a huge app ecosystem right out of the gate; over 275,000 apps are designed for iPad including iPad Mini. And Apple has all the video and music you could want. The advance Wi-Fi technology will take you into an faster internet world.


The Nexus 7 runs stock, unmodified Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean bringing the best Android experience to you with no clayware apps, no foolish UI changes, and no waiting on updates. There are approximately 600,000 apps at Google Play, but most of them are not optimized for tablets.

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD, on the other hand, is running the most modified version of Android based on Android 4.0 ICS. Amazon has transplanted in a combination of Bing and Amazon services in the system. The Kindle Fire HD presents itself with ads, suggested items, and the prevalent Kindle branding. There are only 51,000 apps available at Amazon.


Nook HD comes with the Android 4.0 ICS. It offers some special service of Nook magazine, Nook Video, Nook Catalog for shopping and the others to let you get a better experience of Nook. , Over 2.5 million books and about 10,000 apps are offered at Barnes & Noble store. The highest resolution of the small tablets at present on Nook HD can give you an incredible video and text experience.


Verdict

From the comparison of software and specs, we can found that iPad Mini is the same, or kind of a little higher, level as Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. Overall, Nook HD is the lowest one , but it still has its competitive compared to iPad Mini’s high price. We now just don’t know whether iPad Mini can performs better or something special are neglected, but you need to think twice if you want to buy a iPad Mini considering the specs and price and the iPad 4.




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Monday, October 22, 2012

Android Event about Google on October 29

When news about Apple iPad Mini and Microsoft Surface have heated the tablet market, news about Google have lighted people’s eyes. The 32GB Nexus 7(Wifi only),3G-enabled Nexus 7(32GB) ,10-inch tablet Nexus 10,LG Nexus 4 and Jelly Bean 4.2 are all to be announced on October 29, which is undoubtedly a big surprise for us especially for Nexus 7 fans. Let’s just take the details later.
Nexus devices

Nexus 7
32GB Wi-fi Nexus 7 has already been spotted in Japan, and a screenshot reveals it is listed on Staples' business-centric storefront at $248.37, which is almost the same price as the current 16GB model.3G Nexus 7 is unveiled at TaiWan with the model of ME370TG,it adds 3G function compared to 32GB Wi-fi Nexus 7.The price of this version has not mentioned now and we may need to wait for Google’s announcement. Without question, the Nexus-brand tablets will compete directly with Apple's iPad Mini, and Amazon's Kindle Fire HD, and maybe Microsoft Surface RT.

Nexus 10
Yesterday I have reprinted the article which tells Google is building a 10-inch tablet with Samsung that’s probably going to be sold as the Nexus 10, not confirmed yet. Most interestingly, the device seems to be unveiled on October 29, too.


According to The Next Web, the Nexus 10 will run the Android 4.2 and feature a 10-inch display with 2560 x 1600 resolutions, 16:10 aspect ratio and almost 299 pixel per inch (PPI) density. What the product will cost or when it will hit stores have not been mentioned now. More details need to be told on the announce day. It will be probably a high-end device compared to the $199 Nexus 7, and the anticipated $99 Nexus 7.

LG Nexus 4

Rumor about LG Nexus 4 smartphone has confirmed and it will have a quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon processor, a 4.7-in. display with 1280 x 768 resolution, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera (and 1.3-megapixel front-facing snapper) and a 2100mAh battery.The LG Nexus 4 will also be powered by Google’s new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, according to TNW.

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
All these new devices will come with Android 4.2 on board, the next generation of Jelly Bean.It has been confirmed that Android 4.2 will use ‘Content in the center’ which will allow users to access Play Store content from a widget and ‘Tablet Sharing’ which will satisfy families and enterprise users’ demands by providing a simple and easy access to switch between several users on a tablet, each with their own email and apps. Android 4.2 is more likely to use by Google to compete with Apple iOS 6.

With the rumors of the new devices and new operating system, the Google event day has become very important. Let’s just wait for the Android Event about Google to get more information about these things.


update:It is really a pity that Google cancelled this press announcement out of  Hurricane Sandy, and we still need to wait.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A 10-inch Nexus tablet with Android 4.2 to be Released by Google on October 29?

Nexus 7
The end of this month promises to be full of tech news, as Apple has an event on Tuesday that could see the release of the iPad Mini, Microsoft launches Windows 8 on Friday, and Google has scheduled an Android event for the 29th. As you might expect, leaks are emerging about what the search giant is planning to announce at that event, including the long-expected larger sibling to its Nexus 7 tablet.

The Next Web is reporting that Google is working with Samsung on a 10-inch Nexus -- code-named "Manta" but possibly to be released as the Nexus 10 -- that will compete against the Apple iPad, Amazon Fire HD 8.9", and Windows RT tablets, including the Microsoft Surface.

The site says it's been tipped off on two intriguing specs the new Nexus will have. One is resolution: 2,560x1,600, which could work out to be a higher pixel density (around 300 pixels per inch) than the latest iPad with Retina Display offers. The tablet will also apparently ship with Android 4.2, which was once code-named Key Lime Pie, but which is now being referred to as Jelly Bean, just as Android 4.1 has been.

The Nexus probably won't be the only device announced on the 29th that will run Android 4.2, but it will probably be touted as the first tablet to have it. Whether the latest OS will offer enough novel features to make the Nexus 10 stand out in the ever-more-crowded full-size tablet market remains to be seen, but the success of the Nexus 7 suggests that Google would probably have another winner on its hands regardless.

Are you intrigued by a 10-inch Google Nexus tablet? Enough to buy one over another full-size slate? Let us know in the Talkback section below.


source:
zdnet



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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Google Nexus 7 vs Windows RT Surface: the New battle

Nexus 7 vs Surface RT
It is certain that Google Nexus 7 has made its great success at the beginning of its release,however,more and more new featured tablets’ joining in the market surely weaken the influence of Nexus 7. Needless to say, Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Nook HD and the upcoming iPad Mini are the old rivals. And a new member Microsoft Windows RT Surface has been preordered available now. So can Microsoft take the control of the hardware market like the software? Maybe, but it is hard to say. The important thing we faced maybe which one will we should take in reasonable thinking. So, let’s just have a look at these two tablets.
  • Price: Nexus 7 is priced at $199 for 8G and $249 for 16G.Surface RT starts at $499 for 32G without Black Touch Cover. The others are $599 for 32GB with Black Touch Cover,$699 for 64GB with Black Touch Cover.
  • Display: Surface RT sports a 10.6 inch ClearType Full HD capacitive multitouch display with a resolution of 1366x768 (148 ppi pixel density), absolutely prior to Nexus 7, sporting a 7 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels (216 ppi pixel density).
  • Size: Surface RT measuring 9.3 mm thick and weighing 676 grams is slimmer and heavier than the Nexus 7, which comes 10.5 mm thick and weighs 340 grams.
  • Processor: Google Nexus 7 comes with a quad core 1.3 GHz quad core NVIDAI Tegra 3(T30L) while Microsoft Surface is equipped with a 1.4 GHz quad core NVIDAI Tegra 3(T30). The tablets' Tegra 3 chips are fraternal twins.
  • OS: Nexus 7 runs the latest and the most advanced Android OS Jelly Bean, bringing outstanding features like Project Butter, richer notifications, a new Voice Search feature, resizable widgets, Android Beam (using NFC technology, users can share data), Google Now (right information at right time), improved camera and many more.Surface RT runs on the Windows RT OS based on Windows 8, running only the Metro apps available through the Windows app store. The good news is it will include a version of Microsoft Office at no additional charge.
  • Camera: Nexus 7 comes with a 1.2MP front camera which can record 720p videos and facilitate video calling. Surface RT will come with two 720p HD LifeCams: a front facing and a rear facing, but there are no other details revealed by the company as far yet.
  • Storage: Nexus 7 comes in two versions – 8GB and 16GB, both with 1 GB RAM.And 32GB version will come. But, there is no micro SD card slot on Nexus 7.Surface RT also has two variants – 32GB and 64GB with a micro SD card slot and 2G RAM. In this term, Surface RT is better.
  • Connectivity: Nexus 7 supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC and micro USB 2.0 while the Surface RT features dual MIMO antennae for strong Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth. Rumors said that Nexus 7 will have the 3G version.
  • Battery: Google Nexus 7 packs a 4325 mAh Li-ion battery whereas Surface RT comes with 3.15 W-h, both of the tables ‘use time can last approximately 8 hours.
After the comparison, we find that Surface RT is more suitable for business while Nexus 7 are more likely be a entertain tablet. Of course, the performance of Surface RT cannot be certain now, but it is probably designed for the business people.

Update:Now Google has doubled the storage of Nexus 7  and you can find three models of Nexus 7: $199 for 16G Wi-Fi,$249 for 32G Wi-Fi,upcoming $299 for 32 GB WiFi + Mobile data.




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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

3G-based Google Nexus 7 Unveiled, the Same Price, More Powerful

Google Nexus 7 tablet has become the highest selling Android tablet in its history since going on sale on 27 July, Carphone Warehouse, the UK’s largest independent mobile retailer, said. Although new tablets, including the Kindle Fire HD, Nook HD, the upcoming iPad Mini and Microsoft Surface, are aroused with some attractive features, Nexus 7 still keeps its popularity. However, the lack of 3G function also alienates some people.

Luckily, thing has changed. Rumor that there will be a 3G-capable Nexus 7 tablet has confirmed by Taiwan's NCC, a certification agency, with the model of ME370TG.

 Nexus 7 3G

Details

 
The present model of Nexus 7 is ME370T, only supports Wi - Fi, providing two choices of 8 GB and 16 GB, but a 32 GB version has been leaked on the web just recently. There are two certain reasons that the ME370TG appeared in Taiwan NCC will be the 3G version of Google Nexus 7.First, the model has been added a “G”,and the other is this version will support the GSM/DCS/WCDMA/WLAN/bluetooth/NFC and so on.

3G Nexus 7
However, the 3G version has only the choice of 32 GB, which may mean that the price will not attractive. In addition, although the 3G version has been verified by the NCC, the releasing data is not sure, there is even the possibility that Google will set the price after the launching of Apple iPad Mini.

Released on October 24?


According to the blog BGR, Google will replace 16 gb version by 32 gb version with the same price of 249 dollars to enhance Nexus 7’s competitiveness for the upcoming iPad mini.As for the specific launching time, Rumor said the 3G-based Nexus 7 comes on October 24,the next day of   iPad mini apple releasing day. The 3G version appeared with 32GB storage this time may also mean that Google will debut the 3G version next week.

It is absolutely the good news for customers especially for Nexus fans that Google will release the 3G-based Nexus 7 .If the 3G version is the same price as the present 16GB version, offering the bigger 32 GB storage, the core competitiveness of Nexus 7 will without doubt been strengthened and it will be the selling point, too.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Most likely 7 inch Competitors for Unveiled iPad Mini

It is said that Apple’s iPad Mini will be released on this October 23, which is probably is the most anticipated one in tablet market after so much surprise both in price and specs in 2012.Certyaily you can see that the majority of the new stunning tablets come 7 inch, which is smaller than before. So which of they are most likely be iPad mini’s strong competitors? The following list can give you the advice.
iPad Mini

Google Nexus 7
There is no need to explain why Nexus 7 is a member. Actually, it is Nexus 7 that takes people into a 7 inch tablet world completely. Its most advanced android system Jelly Bean, Tegra 3-induced performance and NFC communication can quickly attract your attention and the low price of $199 may beat your heart.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Amazon Kindle Fire HD is another new attractive 7 inch tablet. Maybe you will think of Kindle Fire, but I just think its spec is not that good as this one. The same price $199 as Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire HD sports a higher resolution, a 720p front camera, Bluetooth, and the best speakers. Also, you can enjoy a penchant for watching books, movies, TV shows, and music.

Barnes & Noble Nook HD
The latest released 7 inch tablet is Barnes & Noble Nook HD which is still on order now. Nook HD features the unimaginable light weight, the highest resolution 1,140x900 of the tablet at present, microSD storage expansion, and the inclusion of the fastest processor yet in a 7-inch tablet. Besides, there is some special entertainment like Nook Magazine. The most important thing is that it is very suitable for family and kids. Nook HD also comes with a price of $199.

Undoubtedly, if iPad Mini want to succeed in the 7 inch tablet, it should offer more amazing performance and the low price for win people’s hearts.