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T-Mobile Nexus 7 Release Date

T-Mobile to launch Nexus 7 with HSPA+ on November 13th for $299.99

By on November 6, 2012 at 5:52 PM.

T-Mobile to launch Nexus 7 with HSPA+ on November 13th for $299.99

Contrary to what Apple (AAPL) is telling people, the Google (GOOG) Nexus 7 is still one of the best 7-inch tablets available. And with a 3G model, the tablet only becomes better. Alongside the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, T-Mobile will also be selling a 3G HSPA+ Nexus 7 on November 13th for $299.99, according to TmoNews. The HSPA+ 21Mbps Nexus 7 will be sold exclusively through the Google Play Store, so if you’re planning on buying one, don’t bother hitting any retail stores. As far as hardware goes, the HSPA+ Nexus 7 has identical specs to its Wi-Fi-only counterpart: 7-inch (1280 x 800 resolution) HD display, quad-core Tegra 3 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 4325mAh battery, NFC and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera.

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Apple iPad mini faces off against Google Nexus 7 in epic drop test [video]

By on November 2, 2012 at 8:31 PM.

Apple iPad mini faces off against Google Nexus 7 in epic drop test [video]

Whether you’re buying an iPad mini for yourself or as gift for someone else, the last thing you want to do is accidentally drop your new $329 tablet. But for people curious about how strong Apple’s (AAPL) new tablet really is, Android Authority grabbed a new iPad mini and new Nexus 7 and pit them against each other in do-or-die drop test. When dropped on its side from about four feet off the ground, the iPad mini suffered two small dents on its corners and the Nexus 7′s display shattered in its corner with a few pieces of plastic falling off. More →

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Google reportedly planning a new entry-level Nexus tablet

By on November 2, 2012 at 3:17 PM.

Google reportedly planning a new entry-level Nexus tablet

How low can Google go? The Mountain View, California-based company blew open the Android tablet market with the $199 Nexus 7 slate earlier this year, but Google (GOOG) is apparently just getting started. The firm added a high-end tablet to its repertoire earlier this week when it unveiled the Nexus 10 with an HD display, but rumors also swirled that the company had a new $99 Nexus slate in the works. Now, Digitimes reaffirms its earlier claims in stating Google is currently prepping an “entry-level Nexus tablet that has not yet been announced.” No additional details were provided.

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Nexus 7 Sales 2012

Google sells nearly 1 million Nexus 7 tablets each month

By on October 31, 2012 at 7:45 AM.

Google sells nearly 1 million Nexus 7 tablets each month

The $199 starting price on Google’s (GOOG) Nexus 7 was widely expected to bolster sales, but no one could really project how the affordable Jelly Bean tablet would be received considering the tablet’s relatively limited distribution and the mass market’s all-around indifference when it comes to most Android tablets. According to Asus chief financial officer David Chang, however, Nexus 7 sales have grown significantly and now total nearly 1 million units each month. “At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K,” Chang told The Wall Street Journal in an interview. “This latest month, it was close to one million.” The figure doesn’t approach iPad sales, which are in excess of 1 million units each week, but they are impressive nonetheless considering how much wider iPad distribution is and how much Apple (AAPL) spends promoting it compared to the Nexus 7.

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Nexus 7 Pricing

Google slashes 16GB Nexus 7 to $199, 32GB model appears at $249

By on October 29, 2012 at 7:50 AM.

Google slashes 16GB Nexus 7 to $199, 32GB model appears at $249

Google (GOOG) had plans to unveil a new Nexus tablet on Monday, but a formidable hurricane forced the company to cancel its big Android press conference. While the world will have to wait a short while longer to meet the high-resolution Nexus 10 tablet (and the Nexus 4 smartphone), another likely announcement was some shifting in the Nexus 7 lineup. Even though the event was canceled, at least one retailer has pushed ahead with the changes anyway. More →

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Google 32GB Nexus 7

Google’s 32GB Nexus 7 tablet now available from Office Depot for $249

By on October 25, 2012 at 7:11 PM.

Google’s 32GB Nexus 7 tablet now available from Office Depot for $249

While Google (GOOG) has not officially announced a higher-capacity Nexus 7 tablet, the slate is already available for purchase from select retailers. Office Depot (ODP) on Thursday listed the Nexus 7 tablet with 32GB of internal storage on its website for $249. Oddly enough, the retailer continues to offer the smaller 16GB model for the same price. Google is widely expected to announced the 32GB model, along with other goodies at an Android event on October 29th. It is unclear, however, if the Mountain View-based company will continue to offer the 16GB model at a reduced price. BGR will be on hand at the event to bring you the news as it breaks. Coverage begins on Monday at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

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Google Nexus 7 Global Shipments

Google may soon launch new 3G-equipped 32GB Nexus 7 tablet

By on October 18, 2012 at 5:37 PM.

Google may soon launch new 3G-equipped 32GB Nexus 7 tablet

Nobody knows for sure what updates Google (GOOG) has planned for its Nexus 7 tablet. It’s rumored that a 32GB model will replace the 16GB model without a price hike, a $99 model will be released and a 3G model will also debut before the end of the year. Tabletblog.de is now reporting that it has a leaked listing for the 3G-equipped Nexus 7 that shows specs pointing to GSM and WCDMA connectivity. The site believes that Google will only release a 3G Nexus 7 with 32GB of internal storage, and that there will be no 16GB model with 3G.

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The Nexus 7 is already the UK’s all-time best-selling Android tablet

By on October 16, 2012 at 11:32 PM.

The Nexus 7 is already the UK’s all-time best-selling Android tablet

Google’s (GOOG) Nexus 7 is now the all-time best-selling Android tablet in the United Kingdom a mere three months after its release, according to mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse. While the Internet giant’s first 7-inch slate continues to lag behind sales of Apple’s (AAPL) various iPad models, the device has sold more in the U.K. than other Android tablets such as the ASUS Transformer Prime and Samsung Galaxy Tab. More →

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Google releases Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus

By on October 9, 2012 at 5:36 PM.

Google releases Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus

Google’s (GOOG) Android Open Source Project technical lead Jean-Baptiste Queru on Tuesday announced a minor update to the Android Jelly Bean operating system. The Android 4.1.2 update delivers various bug fixes and improved performance and stability to the operating system, while also bringing landscape support to the Nexus 7 tablet while on the home screen. The Android 4.1.2 update is said to be rolling out now to pure Google devices such as the Nexus 7 tablet and unlocked Galaxy Nexus smartphones. More →

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Google is reportedly phasing out 16GB Nexus 7 tablet with 32GB model

By on October 9, 2012 at 4:28 PM.

Google is reportedly phasing out 16GB Nexus 7 tablet with 32GB model

32GB Google Nexus 7

The Google (GOOG) Nexus 7 might become an even greater value according to Phandroid. The site posted a screenshot revealing that the 16GB Nexus 7 has been declared “EOL” or “end of life.” This might explain why one customer received a 32GB Nexus 7 instead of the 16GB model he originally ordered. Phandroid says it’s very possible that Google will drop the 16GB Nexus 7 and replace it with the 32GB model without increasing its $249 price. It’s also rumored that Google will finally be adding a 3G-equipped Nexus 7 soon. All we have to say is that this holiday season is going to be packed full of 7-inch tablets to choose from. Amazon (AMZN) has its Kindle Fire HD, Google has its Nexus 7 and Apple (AAPL) is preparing its iPad mini. More →

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32GB Google Nexus 7 accidentally shipped to Japanese customer who bought 16GB model

By on October 8, 2012 at 12:27 PM.

32GB Google Nexus 7 accidentally shipped to Japanese customer who bought 16GB model

32GB Google Nexus 7 Confirmation

Even with stiff competition from Amazon (AMZN) and Barnes & Noble (BKS), Google’s (GOOG) Nexus 7 is arguably the best 7-inch tablet on the market right now. The only downside to the Jelly Bean-powered tablet is that it only comes in two models: 8GB and 16GB. That’s fine for downloading a few light games and digital books, but it’s not enough for storing tons of HD video. We’ve heard that a 32GB model could launch as early as October 24th, and now Japanese Twitter user “oppese” has posted photos of a Google slip-up that more or less confirms that a higher capacity Nexus 7 is real. Oppese claims that instead of getting a 16GB Nexus 7, he received a 32GB model. Pictures of the purported 32GB Nexus 7 follow below.

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32GB Nexus 7 rumored to ship October 24th

By on October 5, 2012 at 11:06 AM.

32GB Nexus 7 rumored to ship October 24th

Google 32GB Nexus 7

We’ve been hearing rumblings of about a 32GB Google (GOOG) Nexus 7 over the past couple of days, and now Droid-Life reports that the 32GB version of the tablet may start shipping in just a few weeks. An unnamed source has told Droid-Life that resellers are expecting to receive shipments of the 32GB Nexus 7 “some time around” October 24th, although the source said no official date has been set in stone yet. What’s more, Droid-Life found that resellers are initially planning to sell the 32GB tablet for $259.92, although the site cautions that this price is highly speculative and is not related to what Google will actually charge for the device when it launches. Previously Google had only sold the Nexus 7 in 8GB and 16GB models. More →

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Google reportedly wants to replicate the Nexus 7 in smartphone form

By on October 4, 2012 at 3:11 PM.

Google reportedly wants to replicate the Nexus 7 in smartphone form

Google Nexus 7 Smartphone

Given that Google’s (GOOG) own Nexus 7 has proven to be one of the most successful Android tablets yet released, it’s not surprising that Google would want to replicate that success in its own line of Nexus-branded smartphones. Unnamed sources have told DigiTimes that Google is working with several manufacturers “to launch smartphones based on its Nexus 7 platform” sometime in the future. DigiTimes says that Google is giving the OEMs free rein to implement the design and hardware specifications on the devices as long as they “are based on its latest native Android system.” Vendors rumored to be working with Google on project include Samsung (005930), LG (066570), HTC (2498) and Sony (SNE), DigiTimes reports. More →

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