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BBC talks future of iPlayer app - higher quality streams, Android 4.2 support and new features coming

The BBC has posted an extensive update on its future plans for the BBC iPlayer Android app. In the coming months, the corporation says it's main aims are to reach feature parity with the iOS app, and introduce new, high-quality streams and better support for large-screen devices. In a blog post,...
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A Touchstone charging mod for the Nexus 7

We've seen the Palm Touchstone be repurposed to work with a number of Android phones before, but Rod Whitby of webOS Internals fame is working up a method to use the charger with his Nexus 7. Using two regular phone Touchstone coils (and currently experimenting with a TouchPad coil) it looks like...
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Google News website receives tablet UI facelift

Starting today, Google will be improving the Google News webpage reading experience on 7- and 10-inch tablets. Rolling out over the next few days, the new interface provides a more intuitive navigation paradigm letting users swipe between categories and more simply select articles. There's also a...
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The Times offers subsidized Nexus 7 with subscription

British newspaper The Times is looking to expand its digital subscriber-base with subsidized tablet hardware. The paper, which has its online content guarded by paywalls, is offering subscribers a 32GB Nexus 7 for £50, down from the standard retail price of £199, as part of its "Digital Pack"...
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Nexus 7 docking station coming in 'early December'

We asked on episode 117 of the Android Central Podcast about when we would see a docking station for the Nexus 7.  An astute listener who is also one of those "people close to the matter" decided to toss us a bone and directed us to the Japanese ASUS site which has what appears to be a landscape...
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Xbox Smartglass updated, now compatible with the Nexus 7

A quick heads up to all the Xbox users out there, that the Xbox Smartglass application has been updated. It's not a big update save for one feature. It now works on the Google Nexus 7 and other 7-inch tablets. This was one of the biggest criticisms of the app when it launched -- or any app that we...
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Nexus device factory images updated to Android 4.2.1 (JOP40D)

Just a quick heads up that, as promised, the factory images for the Nexus 4, and Nexus 7 have been updated, should you need to get back to stock. Nice and easy. If you notice that there's no updated image for the Nexus 10, you've got a good eye. Google's JBQ in the Android Building Group notes...
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Adobe Photoshop Touch updated and optimized for 7-inch devices

Following the launch of Adobe Photoshop Touch a couple of weeks ago for the Amazon Kindle Fire, the app has been updated today in the Play Store with optimization for 7-inch devices. The one caveat is that the screen resolution must be at least 1024x600, but that puts the Google Nexus 7 right on...
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Nexus 7 3G now available from Three UK

Three UK has announced that it's begun stocking the 3G/HSPA version of Google's Nexus 7. The ASUS-made 7-inch tablet will be available from today at Three retail stores and the network's website -- although the device isn't anywhere to be found on Three's site at the time of writing. Three says it...
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32GB Nexus 7 price down to £179 in the UK

Google and ASUS' Nexus 7 has been one of the budget tablet success stories of the year, and today it's an even more tempting buy for customers in the UK. British retailer Carphone Warehouse is selling the recently-launched 32GB version of the 7-inch Nexus tablet for £179, £20 below the Google Play...
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Nexus 7 gets its turn at 4.2.1 -- it's pushing now or can be manually flashed

Just as we saw this morning with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, the Nexus 7 is getting updated to Android 4.2.1 via an OTA update. There's nothing groundbreaking here, its simply a bug fix for the omission of December from the people application and an update to add joysticks and gamepads as HID...
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Nexus 7 32GB hits '1 Sale A Day' for $249.99 with free shipping

It's that time of year where we start seeing some great deals on smartphones and tablets. We saw the Nexus 4 go up for a "discounted" (if you don't count the Play Store price) $499 yesterday, but we have a deal here regardless of what you compare it to. The Nexus 7 has been around long enough that...
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Nexus 7 3G back in stock on UK Google Play Store

It didn't sell out quite as quickly as Nexus 4 and 10, but the 3G/HSPA version of the Nexus 7 was nevertheless unavailable from the UK Google Play Store shortly after it went on sale. Now the tablet's back on sale, and the Play Store listing indicates a standard 3-5 day shipping window for the...
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Nexus 7 shipments for 2012 expected to top 5 million

We heard straight from ASUS itself that shipments of the Nexus 7 were approaching 1 million for the month of October, and now we're hearing more information about shipments for the whole of 2012. According to DigiTimes, suppliers report that ASUS will be shipping upwards of 5 million units total...
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Santa's going to be mad, Google forgot about December

We all know -- and hopefully accept -- that with any new version release of Android, there's bound to be a few little bugs hidden within. While Google will test, test and test again, there's always likely to be something that slips the net, many of which most users never come across. What we find...
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XCom Global now offers Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 rentals

Forget, for the moment, that the Nexus 7 probably is the most successful Android tablet to date, and that you can pick one up for just $199. And that if you travel, say, to Europe, there's a better than average chance that you'll be taking your tablet with you. But let's say you left yours at home...
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TalkTalk offering up a free Nexus 7 with four Android smartphone deals

TalkTalk are getting into the Christmas spirit -- or feeling rather generous -- as they have today announced that from Nov. 20 they'll be giving away a free Nexus 7 tablet with a selection of smartphone deals. There are four Android devices on offer and although three of them are not amazingly...
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Nexus 7 HSPA+ now sold out in Google Play

While everyone was busy trying to see if they actually bought a Nexus 4, the newest version of the Nexus 7 has sold out as well. The Nexus 7 with 32GB of storage and HSPA+ connectivity held on for a whole 36 hours longer than the Nexus 4 and 16GB Nexus 10 did, but is finally no longer for sale....
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HSPA+ Nexus 7 now shipping with AT&T SIM in the U.S.

Now that your chances of getting a Nexus 4 are down the drain (at least for now), if you poke around the Google Play Store a bit more you may find something interesting. The newest model of the Nexus 7, the one with HSPA+ data, is now listed as "Unlocked + AT&T SIM", rather than just "Unlocked...
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Google Voice is broken in Android 4.2

We're hearing lots of rumblings about Google Voice issues with Android 4.2, starting with the early Nexus 4 review units that went out, but that could've been blamed on pre-release software. Well it seems that the final 4.2 software has the same bits that make the Google Voice app crash as well....

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