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Google begins serving up KitKat upgrade to some Nexus tablets

Owners of the Wi-Fi-only Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 slates can expect the next version of Android to begin rolling to their devices Tuesday night.

Some Nexus tablet owners can expect to get their first taste of Android KitKat soon. Google announced on Twitter Tuesday that it would begin rolling out an over-the-air upgrade of Android 4.4 KitKat to Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10 tablets immediately. However, not all Nexus owners can expect the upgrade right away; Google said the current rollout is for Wi-Fi-only tablets, meaning that Nexus slates with mobile data will have to wait, as will owners of the Nexus 4. KitKat’s main purpose is to usher in a strategy toward minimizing fragmentation, a problem that has cropped up because of the wide variety of Android devices on the market running different versions of the operating system.

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Google donates 17,000 Nexus 7s to Superstorm Sandy victims

The tablets have a retail value of $2.7 million and have been placed in public areas affected by Sandy.

One year after Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the Eastern Seaboard, Google has donated tablets to the victims. Google donated 17,000 Nexus 7 tablets, valued at over $2.7 million, to New Yorkers who were affected by the storm, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday. The tablets are being placed in libraries, senior centers, business, and community centers, according to the governor’s office.

Google’s donation was made to the not-for-profit New York State Community Action Association.

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Google Nexus 7 2 vs Kindle Fire HDX 7 vs HDX 8.9

This is a comparison between the Nexus 7 2, the Kindle Fire HDX 7, and the HDX8.9.  As far as design goes, the tablets are pretty evenly matched, for screen type, there have been reports that the HDX tablets have imperfect color reproduction. The HDX tablets have a faster processor than the nexus, the nexus at 1.5GHz and the HDX’s at 2.2GHz.  However with the HDX tablets you only have access to amazons app store, whereas the nexus 7 2 has access to google play, and the Nexus is running a vanilla version of android, while the Kindle has a laggy custom UI. But which one is right for you, click the link to learn more.

Google Nexus 7 2 vs Kindle Fire HDX 7 vs HDX 8.9

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Highly-anticipated Nexus 5 to be introduced Oct. 30

If you weren’t able to get an iPhone 5S, the much-awaited Nexus 5 will be launching at the end of the month. The new smartphone is said to include a 5 inch display, 8 mp rear camera, 1.2 mp front camera, and many other specs. It is also rumored that it will be launched next to a new Nexus 10 tablet. No other information is available about the tablet.

 

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