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The Nexus 8 that we had heard about earlier turns out to be a Nexus 9 that is currently being made by HTC. The tablet is rumored to be running on a Nvidia Tegra K1 chip which is a 64-bit processor. The resolution of the display is an odd 2048*1440 with an aspect ratio of 4:3 – more like the iPad Air. The rear-facing camera is an 8MP shooter with optical image stabilization, and it’s backed up by a 3MP front-facing unit and 2 GB of RAM.
This tablet will launch in Q4 2014.
But still, the competition remains between Android and iOS when it comes to the best app stores and apps. Folks at Columbia University are in the process of developing a Cider OS compatible architecture and for now, they’ve caught our attention. Cider is designed ground up to help Android running native iOS apps without any code modification.
If you are wondering what kind of witchcraft enables this then this is – Cider uses compile time code adaption in the Android kernel couple with an additional interpretation layer that can handle such code in and out of the kernel. Well, to some it up, it works, surely it’s not the smoothest experience, but we have to keep in mind that this is a work in progress and early success means we can see a great future for this.
Who know’s maybe we’ll be sharing apps across platforms in a few years, without any restrictions!
No one can disagree to the fact that Google makes the most affordable Tablets and Smartphones when it comes to their Nexus series which is meant to deliver the best Android experience.
But more often when one does purchase a tablet or phone, people expect to protect their devices since not every one is planning to upgrade each year. That explains the existence of cases and protection films, Google’s prices are on the steep side of things, and the designs haven’t always won us over. Folks at Android Central reported that thier unit of the Nexus 7, which was picked up last year with the folio case, in turn damages the unit over time.
The red folio case had deposited orangish marks that were more than just a breeze to remove. Sure it’s just a case but for one that costs $50, this is far from expected. Why would anyone allow their accessories damage their precious devices, specially when Amzer has some awesome picks at crazy prices!
Rumors of a future possible Nexus 8 has been in the air since quite a while since the Nexus line of tablets is pretty much depending on only one update strong contender at this moment – the Nexus 7 2013 edition.
“The expectation is [that] this will be a lower volume product, carrying a premium price tag to support the specifications”, claims the report, which also mentions “high-performance” specifications. With the Nexus tag, does come the non premium price tag and quoted in the report is a tag of more than $299.
The report says that HTC may be the manufacturer for this, but let’s keep this in the rumors category for now.
Android always manages to take the centre stage at Google i/O conferences, with lot of new services like Google Music being announced previously and even new and experimental hardware, like the Nexus Q.
Returning to a June date is interesting, makes us think in the direction of the Nexus, particularly the Nexus 7 which has been the June device for Google, so should we expect a new one this time? Google’s Sundar Pichai has also announced that registrations this year are going to be different so attendees don’t have to go through a lot of pain in order to secure a seat. They would be randomly be picking people from the recieved registrations for the event, just like a lottery ticket!
The Nexus series, specially the Nexus 7 has been a benchmark tablet to lead the industry in terms of best specs at rock bottom prices. There were rumours of an 8 inch version of the Nexus slate and here is some update on the same.
According to a report “sources from the upstream supply chain”, Google might turn its attention to the eight-inch tablet market, with plans for a Nexus 8 by mid-2014. The same report says that Asus would be the manufacturer and Intel’s Bay Trial-T would be the preferred power plant.
Would you like an 8 inch Nexus?
Nvidia has always been showcasing their new chips at CES and this year is no different. Nvidia Unveiled their latest Superphone Chip at the first day of CES 2014 and here is what the company has to offer:
The new K1 chip comes in two pin-to-pin compatible versions. The first is a 32-bit quad-core chip with a 4-plus-1 ARM Cortex A15 CPU, and the second is a custom Nvidia-designed 64-bit ‘Denver’ dual “super core” CPU that is based on the ARMv8 architecture. Both versions of the chip feature the same impressive 192-core Kepler GPU, delivering what Nvidia claims will bring “next-gen console gaming graphics” to mobile devices.
Blown away!? Don’t be excited though, the initial demos did show noticeable lag and while Nvidia does put it off in the name of early prototypes, all these number are not always indicative of day to day performance.
While the G-Pad now owns the badge of the first tablet to be featured in the Google Play Edition line-up, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra also came across as a surprise.
The Good part is that the G Pad comes only at $350 for 1080p display, 16GB internal storage (micro SD expandable), 2GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 600 SoC which is a great deal!
While the next deal would be heavy on your pockets, some phablet lovers would like it. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition comes at $650 for a Snapdragon 800, a 1080p Display , 16 GB Internal Memory (expandable via mircoSD) with LTE support.
Well done Google.
According to a tipster and several reports from India, KitKat used Nexus 7 (2013) images when marketing the promotion, but then shipped the older tablet to winners.
When asked about this to Nestle, this is what they had to say : “We hear you’re unhappy. Winners got the Nexus7 tabs available in India in Sept (contest date). The new version launched only in Nov.”
Well, only if companies could make their marketing campaigns better!
The PadFone series have been showcasing some very unusual hardware since the original PadFone to PadFone Infinity, Asus has been trying hard to replace the Smartphone – Tablet Combo with a single solution in the form of a PadFone.
The Mini is runoured to come with a qHD 4.3 inch display. Seriously! qHD!? in this day and age, Asus what were you thinking? Alsoare rumours of the PadFone running on a Snapdragon 400. With those specs Asus better not ask for a high-end price.