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If you’ve been waiting for a Nexus 7 with some decent storage for a while, then you’ll be more than happy to know that Dick Smith has a good deal on the lovely device. This discount plays nicely with rumours the Google could be announcing a Nexus 7 Mark II with a 1080p screen and bumped up specs at the upcoming Google I/O.
I’ve included the Google Play starting price for the 32GB Nexus 7, which pits it at $299 – making the discount save you $70 overall.
If you’re interested in the Nexus 7 then head over to Dick Smith to check out more.
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If you’re into Chromebooks and like cheap, yet speedy computer then you’ll love the news that’s come out today. ASUS has announced that they will be releasing their own Chromebook in the second half of 2013.
With Chromebooks having recently launched in Australia, we’ve currently got the 11.6″ Samsung and Acer Chromebooks, as well as the 14″ HP. There’s no sign of the Pixel yet in Australia and nothing over that $400 price point.
According to PCWorld, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen said:
Chromebook is good, not on the consumer side, but it’s good in the education and government side, and some for the commercial side
With ASUS entering the fray, we could expect to see a sleek device with …
Is this the best looking tablet on the market?
The ASUS Eee Pad Infinity TF700T has been out for a while now having been released in Australia back in August 2012. Although over six months can be quite a long time in the fast moving tablet and indeed greater mobile world, a friend of mine bought one last December to take with him on an overseas holiday. After he returned, he expressed his love for this tablet and as a result we thought it would be good to do a review of this still top of the line ASUS tablet.
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer series made a big splash on the tablet market, its original transforming design ingeniously adding …
Got yourself a Nexus 7 but have yet to get your hands on a dock?
A new option today on Google Play is offering the Nexus 7 dock for $49.99 plus shipping (presumably the same $19.99 delivery fee as the Nexus 7 itself) and is listed as shipping in 1-2 weeks). The dock price represents about a $10 premium over the pricing in the USA, before taking into account a stronger Aussie dollar and US sales tax (making it retail for about AUD42.25 if you’re picking one up in say New York).
Alternatively, if you are itching to get your hands on the dock quicker, or maybe if you want to save on the shipping costs (who wouldn’t?), you can …
Lately, with the release of great tablet offerings from Android vendors as well as Google’s efforts in making Android the best combined platform for both smartphones and tablets, we’ve seen a rapid rise in Android tablet market share.
After the end of the 2012 year, we’ve already seen some great numbers posted in the smartphone space – including an unsurprising lead by Samsung, and a (to some) surprising surge by Sony to fourth place. Now it’s time to have a look at what the tablet market did – a relatively newer market that has previously been dominated by Apple.
The IDC has published shipment data for the fourth quarter of 2012, reflecting a similar picture to the third quarter …
Are you reading this on a Nexus 7? Or perhaps you keep one besides your bed because they’re just so convenient.
The Nexus 7 has already won the hearts (and hard earned cash) of many, picking up awards like T3′s Gadget of the Year, and will surpass 6 million shipments by the end of January (with the higher capacity models unsurprisingly the better sellers). But what would make the Nexus 7 even better? 1080p perhaps? What about a thinner bezel?
Well guess what… Rumours are that Google is working with none other than ASUS (again) on a second generation Nexus 7 device. The second generation Nexus 7 is expected to have a 1080p display, a thinner bezel and an …
Calling all Nexus 7 owners… The wait is over.
ASUS Australia has just announced that the Nexus 7 dock is just about to enter the country.
If you haven’t already been following this accessory, the Nexus 7 dock provides your Nexus 7 with the “perfect” viewing angle for viewing movies, photos, webpages and emails; whilst allowing for micro USB charging as well as providing a 3.5mm headphone/speaker jack. The dock is made with a polished glass exterior and rubberised interior customised for the Nexus 7.
Whilst ASUS hasn’t announced Australian pricing, a quick Google search suggests that some overseas retailers have priced it at £24.99 or US$39.99 plus shipping. Whether you think that sort or pricing is worth the cost …
ASUS, the maker of the successful Nexus 7 tablet, has announced the upcoming release of a new 7 inch tablet called the ASUS MeMO Pad.
Whilst the US$149 entry-price point undercuts the Nexus 7’s US$199, so do the specs:
- VIA WM8950 (1GHz) / Mali-400
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (no mention of an upgrade at this stage)
- 7 inch, 1024 x 600 LED-backlit (170ppi)
- 1MP back-illuminated front facing camera
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB or 16GB (the US$149 referring to the 8GB model)
- Micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB
- 5GB ASUS WebStorage included
- 7 hour battery life (4270mAh)
- Size: 196.2 x 119.2 x 11.2 mm
The specs clearly don’t rival the Nexus 7, and ASUS even states “It is …
Tablets, tablets, tablets!
These cool devices are not only highly desirable, but nothing says “I love you” or “I love myself” more than the gift of technology you or your loved ones can spend endless solitary hours on.
The Android tablet market isn’t as populated or as mature as the phone market but we’ve managed to pick some real winners for you.
Back in June, Google and ASUS won many of our hearts (and hard earned cash) when it announced the Nexus 7. Fast forward to the end of November and most (if not all) of us are still in love!
And who could blame us? The Nexus 7 has been a benchmark for outstanding performance in …
For those of you who were happy with the recent announcement of the 32GB Nexus 7, but were disappointed with the lack of the 3G variant availability in Australia, we’ve got some exciting news for you!
Today ASUS sent us an announcement advising us that the Nexus 7 3G will be available from mainstream retailers in Australia this month! I haven’t seen it turn up on Google Play just yet, but ASUS advises availability will arrive through the Play Store as well as retailers such as Harvey Norman, JB Hifi, Dick Smith, The Good Guys, Bing Lee, Office Works and EB Games.
The 3G variant will be unlocked, compatible with our 3G networks, and priced at a recommended …
Hot on the heels of ASUS’ announcements that they sold nearly a million Nexus 7s in October alone, and that every shipment to Australia sells out within 1-2 weeks, Digitimes have reported that Google has sold about 2.5 million Nexus 7s to date and expects to sell another 2.5m by the end of the year. That means 5 million Nexus 7s in 2012 – which is double Google’s initial estimates.
Why is the Nexus 7 expected to exceed Google’s expectations by 200%?
We think it’s due to the Nexus 7 being such an awesome tablet for an amazing price. As you would have seen in our review, many of us have fallen in love with the Nexus 7′s …
The Nexus 4, being the fourth iteration Nexus phone certainly lives up to the brand’s reputation. Remember that a Nexus phone means the latest firmware through Google. But for the enthusiasts out there (like me), a phone’s potential must be pushed.
Fortunately Google had the right idea of releasing their own phones packing pure Android. If you are familiar with earlier Nexus devices, root access can be achieved through terminal/command prompt using fastboot, etc. This is true for the Nexus 4, however there is a better and easier alternative.
XDA member, Mark Skippen (mskip) has put together a ‘toolkit’ that packs A LOT of features, including root.
Here are just some of the features:
- Install drivers
- Full NANDROID backup