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Google Fit support comes to the Xiaomi Mi Band

The Xiaomi Mi fitness band has proved to be very popular. The band is essentially just the the FitBit or Jawbone Up fitness bands but, at a fraction of the cost. Branded fitness bands cost upwards of £60 for the basic models, where as the Xiaomi Mi band is generally available for around £16 from third party sellers such as Amazon and it’s proved so popular that Xiaomi have now opened sales up for the UK, US and France instead of just India. The Xiaomi Fit has proven to be popular not only ... Continue Reading →
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Android Kit Kat out now for Nexus 7 and 10

 Today Google have begun pushing out the latest Android update for their Nexus devices.Android 4.4 came preloaded on the Nexus 5 which was released November 1st but, the latest updates is now making its way on to other Nexus devices, namely the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. The update is for both the 2012 and this year’s Nexus 7. Owners of the Nexus 4 and cellular Nexus tablets will have to wait a little bit longer though but,  Google have said the update is coming soon. Continue Reading →
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Google announce Nexus 5

Google have announced their latest Android phone in the Nexus range which comes in the form of the Nexus 5. As expected, the Nexus 5 will run Google’s latest version of Android which is Android 4.4, aka Kit Kat (other Nexus devices will receive this update in a few weeks). Feature wise, the Nexus 5 features a 4.95 inch display which offers up a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, giving the phone an impressive PPI of 445. Powering the handset is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.26GHz Quad Core processor ... Continue Reading →
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How the Nexus 7 2 stacks up against the iPad Mini

As with most Android tablets launched, there has to be a comparison against one of Apple’s iPad. As the Nexus 7 features a 7 inch display it’s most matched with Apple’s miniature iPad which is outfitted with a 7.9 inch display. But how does the latest Nexus 7 from Google match up against Apple’s iPad Mini spec wise? The first noticeable difference will of course be in the screen size, the iPad Mini’s screen is 0.9 inches bigger but, whether that’s better or not, ... Continue Reading →
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Nexus 7 2013 model already available to buy at select stores

Google may have said the 2013 refreshed Nexus 7 would be released on July 30th but, some retailers in the US have other ideas. Best Buy is the main example, the company has already shipped out quite a lot, if not all of their pre-orders for the device and customers have already received them, including collect at store deliveries. Not only have Best Buy begun shipping the tablets out early though, the Nexus 7 is actually available to pick up in many of their stores across the States. Both the 16GB ... Continue Reading →
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Google announce refreshed Nexus 7, Android 4.3 and Chromecast

Google have announced a newer Nexus 7 with “refreshed” specifications. The 2013 Nexus 7 features a 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, where as last years featured a 1.2GHz quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and 1GB of RAM. Both models feature a 7 inch display but, Google have made this year’s model have a full HD display. The 2013 Nexus 7 has a resolution of 1920 x 1200, vs the 1280 x 800 seen last year. This increased resolution gives the Nexus 7 the ... Continue Reading →
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Nexus 7 32GB model on the way?

When Google announced their own tablet, they unveiled that it would be available in 8GB and 16GB variants, with no memory card slot. While the 16GB should be enough for most, there are some, myself included who find 16GB just isn’t enough. For those who have held off getting one due to this reason, you may be in luck. It appears that Google will be releasing a 32GB model and according to UK retailer Argos, it will retail for the same price as the 16GB model, which will be discontinued once ... Continue Reading →
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Nexus 7 case makes use of magnetic sleep sensor

Last week we found out that the Nexus 7 had a hidden magnetic sleep sensor. Something which wasn’t publicized by Google but, has been confirmed to be a feature by several sources. MobileFun have uploaded a video showing off one of their Nexus 7 cases and in it we see the case make use of the magnetic sensor in the Google tablet. As we saw in the previous video, the sleep magnet works in a similar way to the magnets found in the iPad and Apple Smart Covers, as well as third party cases. The ... Continue Reading →
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Nexus 7 has magnetic sleep sensor

Here’s something that Google didn’t announce as a feature for the Nexus 7. Someone has discovered that the 7 inch tablet features a magnetic sensor that puts the Nexus 7 to sleep, in a similar way to that of Apple’s iPad 2 and iPad 3. The video shows us that the magnetic sensor is in the bottom left of the tablet, where as the iPad’s sensors are found on the right hand side. In the video we see a magnet being moved around the chassis and we can see at which point the tablet ... Continue Reading →
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Google announce 7 inch Nexus tablet

There were rumors that Google would be launching their own branded tablet and Google have now officially announced their first tablet. It will also be the first Android tablet to run Android Jellybean, aka Android 4.1 which was also announced by Google today. The Nexus 7 tablet features a 7 inch display with a 1280×800 resolution, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor and comes with the usual connectivity options, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. The tablet has been made by ASUS for Google ... Continue Reading →