Google Andriod Nexus 7 – Is this the new Tablet King?

Just last week, Microsoft announced the expectation of its Surface Tablet, Amazon announced the Introduction of two powerful tablet addition to the Kindle fire family and now one more giant to enter the tablet competition (Google) has finally entered.

Google announced the release of its first tablet, the $199 Nexus 7, at its San Francisco developers conference Wednesday. More than just another tablet to enter the hot new market, the Nexus 7 illustrates Google’s determination to reinvent itself as a “lifestyle and culture purveyor” manufacturing its own hardware to compete with the likes of Apple and Amazon. It’s a new direction for the company, and one that heats up the tablet wars in a big way.

Is Microsoft and Google turning there backs on Hardware Manufacturers?

The Nexus 7 will start shipping in mid-July, priced at $199 for the 8GB version, $249 for the 16GB version. That will make the Nexus 7 the most functional tablet at the lowest price. It will be available through the Google Play store at first, but it’s likely to reach retailers not long afterward.

Inside the Google Nexus 7 is a quad-core Tegra 3 processor packing a 12-core GPU and 1GB of on-board RAM. This, combined with some clever under-the-hood streamlining, means a buttery-smooth performance. The built-in HDMI means you’ll be able to connect it to your telly too

Read full specs of the Nexus 7 here

Also, Google looks set to follow in the footsteps of Apple and Amazon, as reports say the search giant will set up its own online store to sell the upcoming Google Nexus tablet.

One Question though, Now i want to get my tablet and yet im not confused but drawn to the my favorite Tech companies. Well the balls are in the court now, good tablets in the offerings, One Question though, do you think this Nexus 7 will be a hit or Failure?

 

Google Wins Oracle in the Java Case #Googacle

The jury in Oracle’s patent case against Google delivered a unanimous verdict in favor of the search giant today, exonerating Google’s use of Java in Android and dashing Oracle’s dreams of millions of dollars in damages.

The trial was supposed to have three phases: copyright, patents and then damages. The jury delivered a partial verdict in the copyright phase, which means the decision to award damages in the copyright phase comes down to the judge, William Alsup. There will be no phase three and the trial, for all intents and purposes, is over.

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Android Ice Cream Sandwich Phone {4.0} + Galaxy Nexus

Google’s next iteration of its mobile operating system has officially been dubbed Android 4.0 and it will be available for the first time on Samsung’s new Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

The two companies lifted the curtain on the OS affectionately known as Ice Cream Sandwich and the Galaxy Nexus smartphone that will be the first to run it in Hong Kong late Tuesday evening (promotional video below). Google said Android 4.0 would be immediately available to developers. Samsung will begin shipping the Galaxy Nexus worldwide in November.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s new with Android 4.0:

A new lockscreen. Ice Cream Sandwich is ditching passwords for facial recognition technology to unlock phones. Unfortunately for Google, this particular feature failed badly during Tuesday’s Hong Kong demo. The new Face Unlock feature did manage to lock out a non-owner of the demo phone, but somewhat comically, it wouldn’t let the legitimate owner in either.

Google has done a couple of other things with its lockscreen and homepage with Android 4.0. You can now swipe a locked phone directly to the camera function and begin taking pictures from your smartphone immediately. Android 4.0 also features some pretty cool screensaver art for the homepage and a new San Serif typeface built just for Ice Cream Sandwich called Roboto.

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Android Developer Challenge — Sub-Saharan Africa: Finalists

The Android Developer Challenge is designed to encourage the creation of cool and innovative Android mobile apps built by developers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Invent apps that delight users and you stand a chance to win an Android phone and $25,000 USD. The finalists of the Android Developer Challenge for Sub-Saharan Africa have been announced. The finalists were chosen from the Category … Continue reading “Android Developer Challenge — Sub-Saharan Africa: Finalists”

BlackBerry [RIM] buys Scoreloop to boost Social Gaming

Research in Motion (RIM) announced on Monday 7th June that it has acquired Scoreloop, a mobile social gaming company and makers of a cross-platform mobile gaming developer toolkit. The terms of the deal or details as to RIM’s future plans were not disclosed.RIM simply says that it plans to provide tools to the BlackBerry developer community to “take gaming to a new level of social integration.”
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Nigeria, where are your Android Apps?

The Android Developer Challenge Sub Saharan Africa is here so i ask you, where are your android Apps? You can participate by developing a killer application built on Android. The sections below provide information about the types of applications you can enter, as well as the contest information and dates. Developers submit their apps to one of three specially-designated ADC categories beginning June 1st at 12 AM GMT. An application may only be submitted to a single category.

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