Great commercial spots highlight Google Now, Hangouts and Google Play Books
If there's one thing that Google is great at as of late, it's commercials for its products. Whether its showing off the power of Gmail, Google Search or its Nexus devices, it always knows how to hit your emotions in the right way. The latest two commercials, titled "Study Hall" and "Best Friend" keep up its "Made for what matters" series of commercials, showing what you can actually do with the Nexus 7.
The first commercial, shown above, is a short 15 second spot showing a college kid using Google Now for reminders and search, as well as buying a book through Google Play.
Hit the break for the second commercial spot, and have a box of tissues ready — Google knows how to tug at the heart strings to sell a tablet.
Here we go again with yet another Android 4.4/Nexus rumor… Google could be readying a refreshed version of the LG Nexus 4 with LTE support and have it ready to go with Android 4.4 KitKat. The rumor suggests that instead of introducing one new model this fall, Google will tweak the current edition with 4G... Read more »
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It sure looks like the next Nexus in this 7 minute hands on video
Looks like we've all got a little weekend treat here. What this is, apparently, is a full 7 minute hands on video with the LG Nexus 5. We've been seeing and hearing things for the past few weeks, but this is the clearest view yet at what we're expecting to be Google's next Nexus phone. The video is plastered with smartphones.sfr.fr whom it appears we have to thank.
We've not had chance to digest it all yet, but jump in and take a look for yourselves in the video up top. Early thoughts are that it shows the phone to be running Key Lime Pie, so it's likely an older build of the software and doesn't show us anything new. Also, on the hardware front, the large Nexus logo we've seen repeatedly in previous leaks on the rear of the phone seems to be missing, So maybe this is an earlier prototype of the hardware too. That, plus the "not for sale" sign on the back would indicate this probably isn't a retail unit we're looking at. What do you think of it all?
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New hardware and software shown in the latest round of Nexus leaks
The images, taken in Italy and displayed on the Tutto Android website, show us a look at the lock screen, the home screen, and a look at the apps of the Nexus 5. Of course, this leads to speculation of exactly what we're seeing, and things like a Tap to Pay mode in the settings and transparent status and navigation bars have a lot of folks excited.
Just as interesting is some testimony from the leaker themselves. The Nexus 5 is said to be fast and smooth, with KitKat being a "lighter" version of the OS that helps in the performance department. Dual stereo speakers are acknowledged in the bottom portion of the device, and the camera is said to provide excellent image stabilization.
Combined with the rumors of a reveal next week, things should start getting exciting right about now. The changes and new hardware look pretty interesting, and we're hoping for an official announcement soon. As things stand now, the only people that really know anything are the people not saying anything.
Hit the break to see the rest of the images, and check out the source link for their take on what they are seeing.
Source: Tutto Android
New chatter surfacing today suggests that Google could be but days away from introducing the next-generation Nexus smartphone. Presumed to be the Nexus 5, the phone is expected to be the first to power Android 4.4 KitKat. We’ve previously heard that Google was shooting for mid-October for the debut, even down to the date of... Read more »
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Restore or update your device to the latest build with files directly from Google
The latest update for the Nexus 7 LTE, Android 4.3.1, just started rolling out a handful of days ago but Google has already posted a full factory image for the latest build. Joining the standard Android 4.3 (JLS36C) factory image for the device, the latest image has the build number JLS36I. We still have yet to see the update or factory images show up for any other Nexus device at this time.
The x.x.1 bump doesn't seem to bring any user-facing changes and is just limited to the Nexus 7 LTE at this point, but if you're going to be wiping and restoring your device or just want to be on that latest build, you now have the Google-sanctioned tools to do so.
Source: Google Developers
A new hard case specifically made for the Nexus 7 and available in four colors
Google's second official case in the Play Store for the Nexus 7 (2013) has just arrived, and it's a hardcover microsuede version that comes in multiple colors. Simply named the "Nexus 7 (2013) Case," it is a molded hard plastic case that wraps around the sides and back of your tablet, with a stitched fabric flap to cover the screen and turn into a stand.
The case comes in four different color combinations as well, to help fit your style — black/black, white/red, gray/blue and gray/red. Unlike the Nexus 7 sleeve this case is specifically made for the latest version of the Nexus 7, as you would expect with a hard plastic frame.
If the Nexus 7 Sleeve was any indication, the Nexus 7 (2013) Case is priced rather highly at $49.99 before shipping. Shipping options look to break down at $3.99 for 5-10 day, $7.99 for 3-5 day and $11.99 for 2 day. Add in any state sales taxes and you're easily going to break $60 on this case. If you do choose to order, the case is expected to ship by October 9th.
The upcoming Nexus 5 smartphone could employ two different battery capacities, reports PhoneArena. Not only will Google offer the handset with 16GB and 32GB internal storage options, but the battery will be higher capacity for the latter model. Keep in mind that this is unconfirmed stuff and is the first we’re hearing such a rumor.... Read more »
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