Tag: Nexus 7

Android 4.3 Hits the Nexus 7

Well, as fate would have it, after my disappointment with my Nexus 7 and its declining flash memory performance the latest version of Jelly Bean in the form of Android 4.3 actually includes support for TRIM. This capability was lacking in prior versions of the operating system unless your rooted your device and used various …

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The Case of a Laggy Nexus 7

Not too long ago I picked up a Nexus 7 Android tablet so I could test out my Pebble smartwatch (although the Samsung Galaxy Express has primarily taken over that duty) but in the short time that I have had this tablet it has really started to slow down to woeful speeds. Booting up would …

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Pebble Smartwatch Unboxing

Pebble Smartwatch Colours

Well, it’s taken a year since the initial Kickstarter campaign to raise funds but this week I finally received one of the two Pebble smartwatches. Of course, people have received their Pebbles well before now but only in black with orange, white and grey being delayed. That said, Kickstarter backers were offered the ability to …

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Speed up a Slow Nexus 7

If you’ve picked up a Nexus 7 like myself and have found that it seems to lag then you might want to give this a shot. It seems that Google Currents can slow things down a bit so you can disable its background syncing to see if that improves your tablet’s performance as follows: Open …

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Expose the Camera App on the Asus Google Nexus 7

A short and sharp tip for today. Despite the Nexus 7 lacking a rear camera you can, with a bit of skill and coordination, use the front facing camera to take photos. However, if you want to take a photo without being in an app like Facebook or Instagram you’re somewhat stuck. Fortunately, there is …

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Asus Google Nexus 7 Tablet and Dock Unboxing

So, I decided to pull the trigger on an Android tablet in the form of the Asus Google Nexus 7 tablet as well as the official dock. I thought this would be a good way to get a more recent Android device as my Samsung Galaxy S is far too long in the tooth to …

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Incoming Gadget – Asus Google Nexus 7

Yes, I know – I already have a tablet in the form of a Microsoft Surface Windows RT tablet but in order to test out some of the integration features of some new Panasonic products coming my way¬†(particularly the television, tough camera and 3D camcorder) I required either an iOS or Android device. I already …

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Google Nexus 7 3G Price Fluctuations

Given the recent speculation on the release of a second generation Google Nexus 7 3G Android tablet it looks like local pricing might provide some indication of what may happen in the near future. In a nutshell, I saw the price of this tablet at around $330 at a number of big name shops a …

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