iPad & Tablets: Google Nexus 7
News & Reviews: Google Nexus 7
Last Updated: Sep 06, 2016
This is a market that has been slowly dwindling down, thanks to large form-factor smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note series, or even the recently launched Xiaomi Mi Max. However the 7-inch tablet is still a device many carry, and the most popular model has been the Nexus 7. Now there are reports that Google and surprisingly Huawei are collaborating in bringing the next generation 7-inch tablet to the market.
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2016
If you are using a Google Nexus device now – take note of this news. Google just listed the end-of-support dates for their current Google Nexus devices, i.e. end dates when they will roll out updates, security updates and releases of new OS versions.
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2014
After months of wondering what L starting dessert would be used for the next Android L, Google have finally and officially announced Android 5.0 Lollipop. Unlike previous updates, there are a number of huge upgrades to the mobile operating system and this includes a flatter Material Design look and feel and a new 64-bit compiler. Notifications are now floating in a Google Now-like card based system and they are both actionable as well as drop down. The 64-bit compiler will move from the previous Dalvik compiler to a more efficient ART compiler, which promises equal performance across all types of processors. The new ART compiler also promises nearly double the performance for some systems resulting in faster load times and performance along with support for larger than 3GB of RAM.
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2013
When Apple first came out with the Apple iPad mini we loved it's better design as the slimmer bezels and narrower look made it awesome to handle. However, while the 7.9-inch screen was still very good in itself, we wondered why Apple didn't put in a Retina Display like it had with the most recent version (at the time) of the Apple iPad. Turns out, they were waiting for the next generation Apple iPad mini 2 or as Apple wants to call it, the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display. The smaller Apple tablet that could is now a lot more capable as Apple have not only added on the expected (and much wanted) Retina Display, but have also included a very capable hardware upgrade. Read on to see our full review of the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display.
Last Updated: Nov 06, 2013
While it wouldn't be the first time Google accidentally leaked one of their own devices, some sharp eyed industry watchers saw what could have been an 8-inch android tablet on the Android Apps and Entertainment page. Many surmised that it could be the Google Nexus 8 as it offered much thinner bezels but a more or less similar form factor to the Google Nexus 7 (2013 edition). Google has since made changes to this image by adding on thicker bezels to make it look more like the 7-inch Google Nexus 7. While it could have just as easily been a simple goof on the part of a careless graphic designer, we're thinking that the post-edit more or less confirms that we could be seeing an 8-inch tablet or Google Nexus 8 pretty soon.
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2013
NVIDIA has reportedly been working on their own tablet that may be known as the Tegra Tablet, perhaps because it will be powered by NVIDIA's own Tegra 4 processor and chipset. Tech specs for the Tegra Tab include:
- 1.8GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor and chipset
- 7-inch display (1280 x 736 resolution)
- 5MP rear camera
- Supports Stylus, microHDMI, microSD
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2013
After the recent blurry shots revealing the new Nexus 7 or Nexus 7 II, new information and pics have surfaced. This time around we've got some new (and better looking) images of the 7-inch tablet from @evleaks. The press renders reveal a more matte backside and the rear camera (which according to rumours could be 5MP or 8MP). While nothing else seems to be different from the current Nexus 7 tablet, it should be noteworthy that the interface is timed at 4.30 which may be a clue that the Nexus 7 II will be running Android 4.3 when it launches.
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2013
Rumours are swirling that the Google Nexus 7 II tablet may be coming as soon as next week which coincides with an event hosted by Sundar Pichai, Android head. Many of those rumours have turned into pictures and videos of the 2nd generation tablet. So far, specs for the Nexus 7 II tablet include:
- Snapdragon S4 Pro
- 4GB RAM
- 16GB / 32GB storage
- 5MP rear camera + 1.2MP front camera
- 7-inch display (1200 x 1920)
- Dual speakers
- Android 4.3
Last Updated: May 20, 2013
Right before Google I/O, quite a few people were expecting that the good folks at Google would be releasing Android 4.3 and a new Google device or device refresh. Turns out that everything else got updated and the device in question was basically a Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock Android. This has therefore started new rumours, one of which being that we may be seeing a refresh of the Google Nexus 7 tablet and that it may come with Android 4.3.