Nexus 7

Android 4.2 starts rolling out to Nexus devices

Google’s Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 are now on sale and ship with Android 4.2, which brings a number of software improvements and new features to the platform. Older Nexus devices are getting the software too, plus you can manually install it on the Nexus 7.

So how many Nexus 7 tablets did Google sell?

By all measures, Google had a terrible day yesterday. The earnings news was accidentally released earlier than expected, and poor financials saw the stock tank. But there was some good news: Estimates of Nexus 7 tablet sales are near 1 million units for the quarter.

iPad Mini models, pricing reportedly leaked

Apple’s iPad Mini isn’t yet a real product: It hasn’t been announced yet. However, that may change soon with talk of an upcoming event. And now there is a retail inventory system reportedly showing tablet pricing in 4 different storage capacities with Wi-Fi and cellular.

Report: Apple to launch iPad Mini at Oct. 23 event

After months of alleged leaked images and mass production reports, we may see an end to the iPad Mini rumors: Apple is expected to hold an invitation-only event later this month to introduce the world to a smaller iPad, just in time for the holiday season.

Daily Android tablet sales nearing 40% of iPad sales

The common belief that “there’s no tablet market, just an iPad market” may be changing. Based on the number of daily device activations, the gap between Google tablet sales and those of Apple’s iPad is closing. Improved software and the Nexus 7 tablet are likely reasons.

Video look at the useful $15 Blurex Nexus 7 case

Can a $15 tablet case really be any good? After just one day with the Blurex Ultra Slim case for Nexus 7, the answer is yes. Aside from protecting the tablet, it gives full access to all controls and offers three viewing angles in landscape.

MobileTechRoundup podcast 274: About that 7-inch iPad…

How long has Apple been thinking about a smaller iPad? Since they read impressions about the Galaxy Tab 18 months ago. Matt shares experiences with Nexus 7 cases — and explains what pickleball is — while both hosts discuss the Chrome OS and T-Mobile’s new (old) Galaxy Note.

Official Nexus 7 dock appears then plays hide-and-seek

The wait for a Nexus 7 dock may not be much longer. According to leaked images and details, a $49.99 landscape dock is planned to launch in late August, along with a premium Nexus 7 case. Sounds legit since the original images were removed “by request”.

Amazon gets it: One size doesn’t fit all for tablets

Amazon is expected to introduce up to 6 new tablets, including a 10-inch model. Why not? Few besides Amazon have the consumer data, shopping experience and content to make multiple screen sized tablets, proving that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to mobile devices.

What would an iPad Mini mean to Apple’s profits?

The Apple rumor mill has been abuzz lately with talk of an iPad Mini release. Rags Srinivasan tries to get inside the mind of Apple’s strategy team to divine the impact this device would have on Apple’s bottom line.

That was quick: How to root and unlock the Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7 just launched and already there’s a documented method to get hacking on the small slate. Liliputing offers up a list to root the device, unlock the bootloader so you can install custom software and replace the standard recovery software with a third-party version.

I backed another Kickstarter: POP big mobile battery

Kickstarter continues to drain my monthy mobile gadget budget, this time for POP, which is short for “portable power.” The nicely designed device looks like a small trash can in shape, holding a 25,000 mAh battery and four retractable cords for iOS and micro-USB devices.

Google Nexus 7 review: Sets the small slate standard

Will the Nexus 7 be the “standard” for future tablets smaller than the iPad but bigger than a phone? After using a review unit for nearly two weeks, I think so, even though the Nexus 7 isn’t without a few minor flaws. Overall, I’m impressed.

Google’s hot new tablet: Nexus 7 with Android 4.1

The rumors were true: Google launched the Nexus 7 tablet on Wednesday at its annual Google I/O developer event in San Francisco. Nexus 7 runs Android 4.1 and will be sold directly from Google in the Google Play store alongside the Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

What Android users can expect from Google I/O 2012

All eyes of the Android faithful will be squarely on Google this week, as the company is holding its annual Google I/O event in San Francisco. Here’s a look at what is likely to be introduced, even though Google could yet have some additional surprises.

Reported $199 Google Nexus 7 tablet details leak out

Google is widely expected to debut its own Nexus tablet later this week at its Google I/O event, but early details are reportedly leaking out. According to Gizmodo Australia, the tablet is dubbed the Nexus 7 and will start at $199 for an 8 GB model.