Next Google Nexus smartphone may be powered by MediaTek
Apr18

Next Google Nexus smartphone may be powered by MediaTek

File this one under “crazier things have happened in the mobile world”, will you? The latest rumor originating in China says Google will choose MediaTek as the chipset supplier for the next Nexus smartphone. Now that may seem unlikely given how much everyone uses Qualcomm chips these days, but remember that Google did turn to TI for the processor in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. MediaTek is the up-and-coming mobile chipset...

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8.9″ Nexus tablet rumored again, could be made by HTC and may be expensive
Mar20

8.9″ Nexus tablet rumored again, could be made by HTC and may be expensive

The next Nexus tablet is in the rumors again. And this is the second time that we’re hearing it will have an 8.9-inch touchscreen, bigger than past rumors said it would be (when they talked about an 8″ display). The 8.9-inch Nexus tablet will reportedly go into mass production in July or August, and could be made by HTC. Previously, Asus was said to be making the next Nexus tablet, but these things could both be true at...

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UK: Nexus 7 now just £149.99, 25% cheaper than before
Mar14

UK: Nexus 7 now just £149.99, 25% cheaper than before

If you want to get a good, small Android tablet, then the Nexus 7 is it. Decently priced, with adequate performance, and receiving immediate software updates from Google, it’s been selling pretty well – despite the growing competition in the 7-inch tablet space. In the UK, the base model (with 16 GB of built-in storage space) has been retailing for £199.99 ever since it launched last year. Now, though, you can get this...

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Apple may have canceled 12.9″ iPad Pro. Next Nexus tablet could have 8.9″ screen
Mar14

Apple may have canceled 12.9″ iPad Pro. Next Nexus tablet could have 8.9″ screen

A 12-inch iPad has been rumored for a very long time. Longer, in fact, than a 12-inch Samsung tablet – which, by the way, got official this January at CES in two iterations, the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 and the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. Apple, however, has stayed mum on going bigger with its iPad line. And if you were craving that oft-leaked 12.9-inch iPad Pro, you could be rather unlucky. That’s because the company may have...

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Specs leaked for LG-made Google Nexus smartwatch
Mar13

Specs leaked for LG-made Google Nexus smartwatch

Smartwatches seem to be all the rage these days, despite the fact that not many people are buying them. Maybe that will change in the future, though, especially since more and more smartphone makers are turning their attention to this nascent product category. These companies are, of course, desperately looking for the next growth area to keep profits coming even after smartphones themselves become commodities and the smartphone...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition debuts at Verizon just as Nexus 7 drops to $49.99 with contract
Mar13

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition debuts at Verizon just as Nexus 7 drops to $49.99 with contract

Following in the footsteps of its bigger sibling, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition has now become available at Verizon. We’ve known this would happen ever since Verizon’s version of the newest 10-inch Note tablet leaked about a month ago, and now it’s in stock. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition was announced by Samsung all the way back in September of last year, alongside the Galaxy...

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Google’s next Nexus smartphone to be based on the LG G3
Mar05

Google’s next Nexus smartphone to be based on the LG G3

Now that the Nexus 5 (pictured below) has been out for a few months, the rumors about its successor are starting to appear. Could it be Lenovo making the next Nexus smartphone? Apparently not, if the latest mumbling on the matter is to be believed. First, though, let’s think a little bit about the name of the next Nexus handset. Sure, Google could just call it Nexus 6, since it is after all the sixth device in the series....

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Android 4.5 and Google Nexus 8 tablet coming in July?
Feb22

Android 4.5 and Google Nexus 8 tablet coming in July?

Android 4.4 KitKat is currently running on a very small number of devices, with most manufacturers still working on updates for at least some of their past wares, but Google is obviously already working on the next version of its mobile operating system. Over the past few years, one of the two new versions of Android that Google released each year was announced during its I/O developer conference. The dates for this year’s...

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Nexus 7 with LTE now available from Verizon for $249.99 with contract
Feb13

Nexus 7 with LTE now available from Verizon for $249.99 with contract

Right on schedule, the Asus-made Google Nexus 7 tablet has become available at Verizon today. The carrier is selling the LTE-enabled version of the Nexus 7, though it’s very late to the party. This model has been out in the Play Store for many months now, but Verizon has so far dragged its feet and had trouble certifying the tablet for use on its network. That’s all done now, and if you so wish you can purchase a Nexus 7...

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Nexus 7 with 4G LTE lands at Verizon on February 13
Feb11

Nexus 7 with 4G LTE lands at Verizon on February 13

After a very, very long period of getting it certified for use on its network, Verizon is finally ready to launch the 2013 Nexus 7 this week. This event has been a long time coming, with most people expecting it to happen last year soon after Google announced the new tablet. But Verizon being Verizon, things dragged out quite a bit, and here we are – and it’s already February 2014. Anyway, if you’ve been craving a...

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