Google Nexus 7

Why Android Lollipop on my Lenovo beats the crap out of the Nexus 7

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

As some readers may remember, I recently invested in a Lenovo A7-10 tablet. One minor reason was the frustration of dealing with Android 5.0 Lollipop on my existing Nexus 7. Eventually, this did become enough of a drag to make a change in machine worth considering, and the Lenovo came with Android [...]

Alas poor Nexus, I knew you well …

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

The news that Google has officially discontinued the Nexus 7 line of tablets will be greeted with indifference or even outright enthusiasm by some. After all, the device has lately been causing a lot of vexation in the wake of Google’s rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop – although at least [...]

My experience so far with Android Lollipop 5.1

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 22, 2015 // 4 Comments

Previously I posted about my experience on my Nexus 7 2012 edition with the Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade. And my first positive impressions of the new Android iteration got a lot of negative response. So here goes again. My machine has just upgraded to Android Lollipop 5.1, and here is my [...]

The great Teleread Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade poll: Results

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 27, 2014 // 2 Comments

As many of you will remember, after my article “Android latest: Lollipop does not suck” brought reams of comment (67 posts in all) primarily to the effect that in their experience Android 5.0 Lollipop did suck, especially in the context of a mandatory upgrade, we called a poll to [...]

Firefox for Android update didn’t fix my Chromecast mirroring gripe

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

I ranted a few days ago about how frustratingly almost-there my Chromecast is as a productivity and onscreen reading aid, chiefly because it just does not facilitate screen mirroring on Android except for a limited range of devices – and in any case, links this to Android OS 4.4.2 or above. [...]

Office Max store closings offer bargain tablet, e-reader opportunities

By Chris Meadows
December 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

[Bumped due to factual correction.] Looking for a good tablet bargain? Check out your local Office Max or Office Depot store—it’s possible you might find one that’s going out of business. Offices Max and Depot merged this year, and my local Office Max store is closing. (Probably because [...]

Queens library members can start borrowing tablets next week

By Susan Lulgjuraj
November 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

People in Queens, N.Y. will be able to use tablets for free starting next week. Google donated 17,000 Nexus 7 tablets to the New York State Community Action Association, and Queens Library received 5,000 of those units. The library is going to lend the tablets to library card- customers starting [...]

Android 4.3 Made My Old Nexus 7 Faster… For Now

By Jeremy Hill
August 2, 2013 // 3 Comments

Google is currently rolling out Android 4.3 to a handful of devices, such as the Nexus 7. It’s a rather tame update as far as brand new front-facing features are concerned, but Google has made a change under the hood that has improved my tablet’s performance. In recent days, it was discovered [...]

Second-Gen Nexus 7 Specs Revealed Again … This Time by Asus Employee?

By Adrian Diaconescu
July 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

Here we go again. The second-gen Nexus 7 rumor storm calmed down for a second or two, but now it’s at full speed again. Was there anything left to be revealed about the N7-2 following the rumor bonanza from a few weeks ago? Not exactly, but it can’t hurt to get further “confirmation” of [...]

Are Google Nexus 7 Tablets Deteriorating Over Time?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 20, 2013 // 10 Comments

Over at Android and Me, Dustin Earley is reporting that his Nexus 7 “has gone from the best to worst tablet I’ve ever owned.” That’s a pretty bold statement, and I had to read the article and browse the comments. According to Earley, his once-beloved Nexus 7, which used to be responsive and [...]

Leaked: Alleged First Photo of the Second-Gen Google Nexus 7 Tablet

By Adrian Diaconescu
June 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

Google’s unveiling of the second-gen Nexus 7 tab is likely a matter of days, or, worse case scenario, weeks, so the pieces of the oft-rumored puzzle are one by one nicely falling into place. The first piece—pricing—was revealed last week. Big chunks of the spec sheet have subsequently [...]

Google’s Second Gen Nexus 7 16GB Tablet May Go For $229

By Matthew Marchesano
June 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

The second generation of Google’s flagship seven-inch tablet, the Nexus 7, was announced at last month’s I/O developer’s conference for a release of sometime this year. Then, there were rumors of the slate going for a sweet price of $150. On Friday, a story from DigiTimes speculated that [...]

Coming Soon: Google Play for Education

By Joanna Cabot
June 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

From The Digital Shift comes the intriguing news that Google’s app store is launching an education portal in a bid to gain traction in the schools. With Google Play for Education, coming this fall, schools will be able to purchase educational apps using money orders and other alternative [...]

Ode to the typewriter harks back to the days of slow

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

An Agence France-Presse report originating from Los Angeles on Beverly Hills’ last typewriter repairman and “the return of the art of slow writing” circulated recently via The Australian and other organs. It seems to have struck a chord—albeit a jangling one—as writers on [...]

Nook HD as an Android Tablet Contender: Part 2 — Nook HD vs. Nexus 7

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 6, 2013 // 11 Comments

Yesterday, I wrote about the Nook HD mostly from a stock OS perspective. But I know the question you really wanted to have answered was this: “Does it work as an Android tablet?” After three days of using it, my answer is a cautious “yes.” Because I still don’t have a [...]

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