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Factory images posted for Nexus 4, Nexus 7 LTE


Google has posted the 4.4 KitKat factory images to their developers site today. Seemingly ahead of the OTA, users can download and install the images to their Nexus 4s and Nexus 7 LTEs. No official announcement has been made.

Google Nexus 7 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD Comparison

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The argument of who has the best $200 tablet has been easily won by the Google Nexus 7 over the Kindle Fire until now with the release of the Kindle Fire HD. From the start we will go ahead and say we still feel the Nexus 7 is the best low budget tablet even with the release of the new Amazon HD but the race is much closer. In fact its down to what you use it for and personal opinion as of yesterday.
Below we will compare some of the major features of each device, mostly from a hardware and overall software stance.

How to Make Phone Calls on your Nexus 7 or other Android Tablet

nexus 7You can now make outgoing and receive incoming phone calls with your Nexus 7, or any other Android tablet, using your Google Voice number. Keep in mind that both methods of turning your Android tablet into a phone require root access in order to make the changes to the required files. Also both methods will trick your Nexus 7 or other Android tablet into thinking it is voice capable and allows the voice dialer app to work as a normal phone through Google Voice.

Nexus 7 Play Store credit


If you are one of the many people that have snapped up Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, you’re probably aware that as well as selling the device for a very reasonable price, Google are including a 25 USD / 15 GBP Play Store credit when you log in with your Google account.

Sam’s Club Now Accepting Pre-Orders For The Nexus 7


Seems like everyone wants to get themselves a new shiny Nexus 7 and so far shipping of these devices hasn’t gone well. Most retailers have failed to ship the device on the date they were supposed to. Sam’s Club is now accepting pre-orders and saying they will ship July 17th to July 20th.

8GB Nexus 7 costs $184 to build

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According to a recent teardown of the Nexus 7, the combined cost of the hardware components is $184, and with a selling price of $199 for the 8GB model this leaves Google $15 to pay for marketing, R&D and manufacturing costs.

Nexus 7 review

With the Nexus 7, Google raises the bar for Android tablets and consumer expectations.

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Nokia Claims Google’s Nexus 7 Infringes their WiFi Patents

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The newest patent infringement claim now comes from Nokia who claims that the Google Nexus 7 has infringed on their WiFi patents. This news comes to us from The Inquirer who state that the Nexus 7 is using WiFi patents owned by Nokia but aren’t licensed.

Google Nexus 7 vs. Amazon Kindle Fire (Compare)


The big question is should I get the Google Nexus 7 or the Amazon Kindle Fire? Both are low cost 7 inch tablet and both are big names in the industry geared towards content like reading books, magazines, watching movies and listening to music. Amazon easily has a head start being the first of its kind to the market and having a years worth of publicity and sales under its belt. Both having price point of around $199 which one should you choose?

Google I/O day one roundup

Google pulled out all the stops on the first day of it’s I/O developers conference, with lots of cool announcements to please us technology enthusiasts. If like me you couldn’t be there, here’s a summary of what we missed…

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