It all started with a Tweet. “Locked and loaded, ready to play: we’ve started shippinh Nexus 7 pre orders today”.
One line which will start so much furious checking of emails, credit cards and most importantly, mail boxes!
The Google Nexus 7 Tablet was announced at Google I/O 2012 and is a 7″ Tegra 3 Tablet produced in partnership with Asus.
The pre ordered tablets should be showing up any time soon though as looking on Google’s shipping page reads:
“All packages will arrive via FedEx within 3 – 5 business days of your order. Once your order has been shipped, you will receive an email notification with a FedEx tracking number. Your estimated time of delivery will be determined at the point that your order has been processed and shipped. It may take 24 hours for the FedEx package tracking to return any information for your tracking number.
If you have not received a package tracking number after 2 business days have passed, please contact our support team.”
Have you pre ordered your Google Nexus 7? Let us know below once it arrives!
As reported earlier by the team at Gizmodo Australia, this is the widely rumoured Google Nexus Tablet.
A highly reported and anticipated product, as it marks the first time Google have put their name to a tablet, following in the name sake of the Nexus family of Google branded mobile phones.
It is also an important step for the online Giant to be putting its name to Hardware as aswell as Software, a move towards integration of the two Worlds as we are also seeing from Microsoft with the Surface tablet and of course Apple.
Pricing is expected to be at the USD$199 price point for the 8GB version and possibly around the USD$250 price point for a 16GB model.
Full specifications and pricing will be detailed at Google I/O 2012 running from June 27th to 29th in San Francisco.
Here is what we do know so far though, courtesy of some leaked benchmarking screenshots:
We are anticipating the Nexus Tablet to be the World’s first launch of the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system which combined with the Quad Core Tegra 3 processor and A9 GPU, will be a real screamer.
The tablet is also anticipated initially to launch in wifi only models, with 3G or LTE variants coming online later in the product’s lifespan.
Certainly we are anticipating this to be a landmark release for Google, and also Asus who will be the manufacturing partner.
We will bring you more up to date news on the release once confirmed at I/O in the next day or two.
Australia is finally getting the Galaxy Note!
After dragging tongues along the ground watching the rest of the World for what feels like forever, Australia’s major carriers Optus and Vodafone had already announced pricing and availability yesterday.
However now Telstra have come out on their Facebook page and have announced they will release in April, but still have a bit to confirm.
We’re guessing at least the $79 cap with maybe an additional $20 a month handset repayments.
Either way, we’re excited! Watch this space!
Well you can’t have it any better than straight from the source!
We’re still waiting to see how long this post lasts, however this could really be it!
Hence we just posted about the latest Beta released and had our doubts this was in fact Gold.
It very well could be.
Hit that Kies update button continuously and you could be lucky!
Let us know if you are!
So you may rightfully be wondering when Samsung are EVER going to release the final version of Android 4.03 (ICS), for the ever popular Galaxy S II smartphone.
However, the nice people over at SamMobile.com have just released a new Beta to everyone’s amazement.
Hence if you are not shy of a bit of Odin work and you like trying new things, then here you have it.
Surely this must be the final Gold version relabelled as a Beta?
Hit the download here or QR away, we are!
And a quick video of the software in action
Samsung have been busy in the Trademarks game today, registering three new games we suspect are variants of the Galaxy S III in the US.
Known as Galaxy Thunder, Galaxy Express, and Galaxy Accelerate, these names certainly could lend themselves very well to the forthcoming Quad Core flagship from Samsung.
To add to this, Samsung also trademarked “Galaxy Wallet”. We believe this to be a Samsung branded NFC system, which would be in direct competition with Google’s Wallet system.
We’ll just have to wait a bit longer to see.