Monday, 12 August 2013 17:31

Problems with GPS on the new Nexus 7

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Quite a lot of users have posted their complains about various problems on the Google Mobile Help Forum with the use of satellite navigation built into the new Nexus 7 tablet, which was made by Asus for Google this time. Among the problems they referred the cases of complete inability to use GPS navigation, as well as the termination of GPS functionality after 2, 5, 10, or 30 minutes.

Thursday, 25 July 2013 21:18

New Nexus 7 is here

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At the presentation that was held by Sundar Pichai, Google has officially announced the successor of their very popular seven-inch Android tablet, which we could purchase for relatively small money, and enjoy it enough. Name of the new device has remained the same - Nexus 7.

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It looks like Google will bring quite few new things to their next event; a new Nexus tablets and Android 4.2 are to be announced. Some of the most anticipated things are the new Nexus 7 tablets with 3G connectivity and a 10-inch Nexus tablet. There will be also a Nexus reference coming from LG. A 32GB version of the Nexus 7 is apparently confirmed to be revealed, which should achieve great success as customers have shown great interest in it. To top it all; one of the new things that should arrive is 32GB version with 3G, and HSPA+ for the on-the-go connectivity.

nexus7-intThere is an interesting item that has popped up on the internet. It seems that Nokia is concerned about Asus and Google’s new tablet, the Nexus 7. What makes this very interesting is the timing for Nokia coming forward and bringing this to light. According to a statement made by Nokia (and originally reported by The Inquirer) Nokia is not going so far as to file a law suit, but they do encourage both Asus and Google to get in touch… soon.

nexus7-intThere has been a lot of talk about how Google is not making any money on the Nexus 7 and in truth they are probably not making much on hardware sales. This is not an uncommon trend to get products to the market at a cost that puts them in the consumers hands only to follow up with services that do generate income (in fact that is the business model of the cloud). The question is; if there is no margin for Google how much is there for Asus and why would they want to make these without making money per unit.

nexus7-intAlthough it was rumored (and possibly shown off at CES 2012) the long awaited Nexus 7 (I wonder is the Tyrell corporation was involved) 7-inch tablet from Google is coming today to be officially launched during the Google I/O conference. The new tablet will feature 1GB of RAM and a quad (quint?) core Tegra 3 under the screen. For capacity you will get either 8 or 16GB and all of the usual trimmings (no 3G though). The pricing and size would indicate it is intended to rival both the iPad and the Kindle Fire.

*** Update It is live, real and you can buy this new tablet from Google and Asus!***