Nexus

HTC out of the woods?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 7, 2015 // 3 Comments

HTC, which makes some of the best Android handsets – and hence, most preferred mobile ereading devices – around, has just posted its most favorable sales numbers for a long time, recording $1.5 billion of sales in the fourth quarter of 2014, a marginal increase on the same period a [...]

Morning Roundup: Bar barcode scanners from library sales?

By libertyc
August 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7 2013: Tablet Comparison (GoodeReader) The Google Nexus 7 tablet got a refresh in hardware, with the second generation model that just came out. Many people these days are not just buying a 7 inch tablet to play games or watch movies, but use it as an [...]

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 [...]

Google’s New Nexus 7 Tab Will Get You Some Tail (Video)

By Matthew Marchesano
July 24, 2013 // 2 Comments

Say it with me: Tech is sexy. Feels a bit weird, right? But hey, I’m not the first to say it—I even felt a bit squeamish when I first heard a friend’s reaction to the form factor of a certain mobile device as such. You see this with car enthusiasts, treating their prized ‘whips’ like [...]

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 libertyc
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 [...]

How Has the Tablet Changed Your Life? Your Business? Your General Disposition?

By Brian Howard
April 17, 2013 // 2 Comments

It’s hard to believe it’s already/only been three years since Apple introduced its category defining iPad. On the one hand, it seems like only yesterday. On the other hand, for those of us with tablet computers of one stripe or another, it’s hard to imagine life before our new [...]

Rumor: Google’s Next Generation Nexus 7 Tablet to Appear in July

By Matthew Marchesano
April 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

We love the Nexus 7 tab. Google’s valiant iPad competitor nicely packs inside everything we enjoy about the company’s Android OS, their services and the streamlined symbiosis among them. Oh, and it being a full ‘Benjamin’ cheaper than Apple’s must-have tab makes the 7-inch Nexus even [...]

Survey finds half of tablet consumers plan to buy an iPad

By libertyc
March 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

When looking for a new tablet, it seems consumers have Apple on the brain. The Yankee Group recently disclosed the results of a December survey in which it asked, “What brand of tablet do you intend to buy [next]?” For Apple, it was good news as nearly half of the 506 questioned [...]

What would a $99 Nexus mean for e-reading?

By libertyc
October 17, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Verge is carrying what it considers a mostly credible rumor that Google is preparing a low-end $99 Nexus tablet for release by the end of the year. Among the company’s rumored manufacturing partners is Quanta, known for putting together OLPC’s XO-1 and XO-1.5 budget notebooks. The Verge [...]

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