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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.
A fresh new Report suggests that Google is planning to launch a new Aggressively prices Nexus TV running Android by next year.
What is awesome is the fact that The Information says, The Google Nexus TV would stream video from various sources including Netflix, Hulu and YouTube and sort-of act as a video games console as well.
Although news of a Google made set-top box is not new, this is the third time the company is attempting to make a consumer based product including the Nexus Q that tops the list after which was the successful Chromecast.
The ASUS K009 has leaked yet again, this time with an image courtesy of Bluetooth SIG, and may very well be the next generation ASUS made Google Nexus 7 tablet. It looks quite a lot like it’s predecessor and may launch sometime in the second half of the year.