I figure it started around the time I first laid eyes on the Nexus 4. For hours, I would gaze at its screen and pore over its tech specs, trying to convince myself that I needed a second phone. I similarly lusted over the Google Play editions of the HTC One and (to a somewhat lesser extent) Samsung Galaxy S4, but the financial commitment was always enough to scare me off.
But when Google took the wraps off its new Nexus 7 a few weeks back, I finally pulled the trigger. Running a brand-new version of Jelly Bean and packing 323 pixels per inch, the Asus-built tablet seemed like my perfect match. I ordered one as soon as it was available, and I could hardly wait for it to arrive.
Though the iPad mini hasn't been a disappointment for Apple, many of the Cupertino company's devoted followers are holding out for the hope of an improved second-generation version of the diminutive tablet. Rumors about the next iPad mini including a Retina screen have been flowing ever since the launch of the original, sometimes with contradictory information. However, a new report from the Wall Street Journal indicates the wait for an iPad mini with Retina may soon be over.
If you even casually follow the Android platform, you've no doubt heard that Google is about to refresh its popular Asus-made Nexus 7 tablet, which is already up for preorder even before it's announced.
With each new tablet released -- and there's a lot of them these days! -- the folks at iFixit break out the spudgers and get to work for all of us to enjoy. Now the company has published a chart comparing just how repairable they are to each other.
Apple's iPad has a storied history of leading global tablet sales. Despite a seemingly never-ending deluge of tablets from numerous tech companies, Cupertino has hardly budged from the top spot. But according to one survey, Google's Nexus 7 may have dethroned the iPad for its stake of Japanese market share.
Now that the iPad mini has found its way to early adopters, it's time to start the comparisons with the rest of the 7-inch tablet market. According to display expert Dr. Ray Soneira, the iPad mini display is more than capable, but fails to best the Kindle Fire HD or Nexus 7 on more than a few levels.
With the iPad mini flying into stores this Friday, some might see the end of the road for Google's Nexus 7 tablet -- but manufacturer Asustek claims that's not the case, with shipments fast approaching seven digits each month.
With Sony and Samsung vying for the spotlight at last week's IFA show while Nokia and Motorola Mobility keep tech journalists busy on Wednesday, that leaves Amazon as the last one out the door to announce new products ahead of Apple's own event next week.
Summer's over and that can only mean one thing: The new crop of Apple mobile hardware will soon be upon us! What does the new iPhone have under the hood? When will the iPad Mini be announced? We've got your answers right here...so long as you like your answers to be unconfirmable, that is.