Seemingly tired of watching its third-party partners fumble the Android tablet experience--aside from Amazon and its successful, albeit locked-down Kindle Fire -- Google stepped in, teaming up with Asus to develop the Nexus 7, easily the best Android slate yet. It’s a startlingly slick take on the 7-inch tablet concept, packing pure Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) within its well-considered form factor. And while the Nexus 7 doesn’t match up on many levels with the iPad, it offers a remarkably polished experience at the entry price of $199
Try to at least act surprised when you read this, but yet another news giant has now "confirmed" that Apple will be hopping into the small tablet space this fall with a junior version of the iPad priced much closer to competing slates like the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire.
Happy Friday the 13th! Be sure to stay away from black cats, ladders, sharp knives and campgrounds with the words Crystal Lake in them, lest you wind up like one of the characters in a Final Destination movie. We've got a rousing start to your mid-July weekend, so let's not waste one precious moment talking about it and dive headfirst into the news for this Friday, July 13, 2012!
We've got a bit of How-To action going on this week, as most newsy stories took their vacation just like lots of staffers all over. So the news was slow as the mercury climbed. So now that you've retreated indoors with the air conditioning, these how-tos might just be the ticket. A little something to keep you occupied.
Before we all take a mid-week day off here in the United States for eating hamburgers and hot dogs, drinking beer and watching stuff explode in the night sky, the tech world is busy grinding out plenty of news for this lazy Tuesday. And hey, you don't want to miss a single scrap of news, right? Without further ado, let's dive right into today's news for Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
So last week Microsoft really won the headlines with their Apple competition, this week was Google's week to shine. How did they do? And did Apple have anything to counter or are those two schlubs just catching some waves, playing in WWDC's wake? Let's take a look.
Google I/O kicked off with a keynote address Wednesday morning in San Francisco, and following the introduction of Android 4.1 "Jellybean" and Google Play updates, the search giant announced its own branded tablet, the Nexus 7.