Google Says Nexus 7 Tablet Shipping This Week And Next

Yesterday we heard that some of the Google Nexus 7 tablet pre-orders had shipped in the UK, and now we have some more information on when the devices will ship in the UK and the US.

According to the guys over at ZDNET, all of the 8GB pre-orders of the Nexus 7 in the UK will ship by this Friday the 20th of July, with regards to the 16GB version anyone who pre-ordered the device before the 30th of June, their device will also ship on the 20th of July, any devices ordered after that date will start shipping next week.

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Google Nexus 7 Pre-orders Now Shipping In The UK

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet recently started shipping in the US, and now it would appear that the tablet has also started shipping here in the UK, which means that anyone who pre-ordered the device should receive the device soon.

The Google Nexus 7 comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features a 7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, processing is provided by a quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and it also comes with a 12 core GPU.

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Motorola Xoom Owners Get Invitation To Test new Software, Possibly Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

When Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, they also announced a number of devices that would be getting the update, one of those was Motorola’s Xoom tablet.

Now it would appear that Motorola may be getting ready to release Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, as a number of owners of the device have received invitations to test out some new software on the device.

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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 Goes On Sale In The US

Some of our readers will remember the new Asus Transformer Pad Infinity which was announced a while back, the device is now available in the US for $499.99.

The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity features a 10 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, and it can handle full HD video in 1080p, the tablet comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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XPad $81 Android 4.0 Tablets Announced

Simmtronics has this week announced the launch of the world’s most affordable Android tablet in the form of the 7-inch Xpad costs only $81 and features a Cortex Arm 8 processor.

The new Android XPad tablet features a multi-touch display and runs Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system, and features Wifi and 3G connectivity if required.

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Retailers reporting Nexus 7 as sold out

Well that didn’t take long at all. It’s no secret that people are going to love 7″ tablets that are priced at $200 from a major brand. Now we have word that retail partners have already begun reporting that the Google Nexus 7 is sold out. Reuters reports that GameStop, Staples, Sam’s Club, Office Depot, and Walmart have all listed the tablet as sold out. Remember, these are all pre-orders. It hasn’t hit shelves yet.
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Google Nexus 7 Pre-orders Start Shipping

It looks like some of the people who pre-ordered the Google Nexus 7 tablet should start to received their orders shortly, as pre-orders of the device have already started shipping.

According to the guys over at the XDA Developers, some people have already received shipping confirmation for the Google Nexus 7, and some may arrive as early as today.

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HTC Vertex HD Tablet With NVIDIA Tegra 3 Processor Discovered

The other day we heard that HTC were working on a new Android tablet, now one has been discovered in some benchmarks, the HTC Vertex HD and it looks like it will feature a quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.

According to the details revealed the HTC Vertex HD will come with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and will features  quad core 1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.

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Velocity Micro Cruz T508 Android 4.0 Tablet Arriving Soon (video)

Velocity Micro latest tablet to run Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system, in for the form of the Velocity Micro Cruz T508, which has this week appeared at the FCC. Indicating its becoming closer to an official launch date.

Exact specifications for the new 8 inch Android Cruz T508 tablet are still to be released but what we do know is that the Android 4.0 tablet, will be powered by an 1.2 GHz Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 processor. Watch the demo reel  after the jump to see it in action.

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Google Nexus 7 Costs $152 To Manufacture According To Report

When Google announced their Nexus 7 tablet, they revealed that they were not making any money on the device, and we had previously heard that the manufacturing costs of their new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet were close to the $199.99 retail price for the 8GB model.

We had previously heard that Google may even be making a loss on the device, as it ships with a $25 gift card for the Google Play Store but according to a recent report from All Things D, who spoke to iSuppli, the Google Nexus 7 tablet is estimated to cost around $152 to manufacture.

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Microsoft To Charge Windows RT Tablet Makers $50 To $65 Per Device

We previously heard a rumor that Microsoft could be charging makers of their Windows 8 tablet up to $100 per license for each device, although the price seemed to vary depending on the manufacturer.

Now according to a recent report from Digitimes, Microsoft is rumored to be charging tablet makers around $50 to $65 per Windows RT license and around $60 to $100 for a Windows 8 license.

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