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The new Nexus 7 vs. iPad mini: Tech Spec Shootout

The new Nexus 7 vs. iPad mini: Tech Spec Shootout

Google launched the new version of their flagship 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7 yesterday to compete with Apple’s iPad mini.

It comes packed with features such as 7-inch 1920×1200 HD display with 323 ppi, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro clocked at 1.5GHz, along with an Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB RAM.

Google announces the new Nexus 7

Google announces the new Nexus 7

As expected and leaked, Google has gone ahead and announced the new version of Nexus 7. The new Nexus 7 still packs in a 7-inch IPS screen, but with a much higher resolution of 1920*1200 and a 323 ppi. The display panel is also improved and sports much better color accuracy, and contrast levels.

Apple Loses Appeal to Get Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus Banned

Apple Loses Appeal to Get Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus Banned

An appeals court in Washington DC has again rejected Apple’s request to stop the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The same court had in July last year suspended the sales ban on the Galaxy Nexus, which Apple had appealed for and successfully obtained, due to lack of evidence.

Larry Page Drops Hints About a New Google Phone

Larry Page Drops Hints About a New Google Phone

In yesterday’s earnings call, Larry Page dropped hints (or what people are taking as hints) that Google could be working on a new phone—a phone unlike the Nexus which would be completely controlled by Google. Features? Unbreakable screens, long battery life, and wireless charging are all rumored to be part of a mythic Google X phone

Apple says appeals court decisions hinder patent protection efforts against Samsung

Apple says appeals court decisions hinder patent protection efforts against Samsung

Apple has asked a panel of judges involved in the ongoing appeals of the Apple-Samsung court battle to review two court decisions that allow Samsung to continue to sell products (like the Google Nexus phone) that have already been found to infringe on Apple designs and patents. The crux of Apple’s argument is that by allowing Samsung to continue selling the devices during the appeals process, the courts are allowing damage to continue unfettered—at a cost to the patent holder.

iOS 7 is the make it or break it moment for Apple

iOS 7 is the make it or break it moment for Apple

My first “smartphone” was a Blackberry that allowed me to tether my laptop to it for Internet access. That Blackberry was replaced by a Curve, which while I loved for sending emails, sucked for pretty much anything else. I didn’t get an iPhone until the iPhone 4 a few years ago and I do love my iOS. I’m not stupid though. I’ve made the jump from Mac to Windows to Mac as necessity deemed right. I’ve played with lots of other OSes, admittedly I haven’t used a newer Android device, and I like to give credit where credit is due. Which is why I have to say: Apple needs to knock iOS 7 out of the park.

Google’s Motorola Working On “X Phone” With Cutting-Edge Features To Compete With Apple And Samsung

Google’s Motorola Working On “X Phone” With Cutting-Edge Features To Compete With Apple And Samsung

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google’s Motorola is developing a “marquee handset with cutting-edge features to stand apart from existing phones” codenamed “X Phone” to compete with Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy line.

The initiative is led by a former Google product manager Lior Ron who worked on the Google Maps team.

Tablet Showdown: iPad 4 vs. Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ vs. Nexus 10

Tablet Showdown: iPad 4 vs. Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ vs. Nexus 10

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 which was unveiled at a media event in September to take on Apple’s full-sized iPad and Google Nexus 10 finally ships today.

For the first time since Apple launched the iPad, it is going to face stiff competition from bigger Android-based tablets like Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Google’s Nexus 10.

iPad mini vs. Kindle Fire HD vs. Nexus 7: Specs Shootout

iPad mini vs. Kindle Fire HD vs. Nexus 7: Specs Shootout

After years of rumors and speculations, Apple finally launched a smaller and cheaper iPad – the iPad mini to compete with 7-inch Android based tablets such as the Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD.

iPad mini comes with a 7.9-inch display with 1024×768 resolution, powered by Apple’s dual-core A5 chip, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and front-facing HD FaceTime camera.

iPad 4 vs. Nexus 10: Specs Shootout

iPad 4 vs. Nexus 10: Specs Shootout

On Monday, Google unveiled the larger version of the Nexus 7 tablet – the Nexus 10 to compete with Apple’s full-sized iPad, which has been dominating the larger tablet market.

The Nexus 10 comes with a stunning 10.055-inch display with 2560-by-1600 resolution,  a dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor with 2GB RAM, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera and lots more.