Nexus 7 (2012)

Sam's Club taking Nexus 7 preorders, but does it actually know when it's shipping?

Sam's Club taking Nexus 7 preorders, but does it actually know when it's shipping?

Phil Nickinson 22

Just a quick heads up that Sam's Club is now taking preorders for the Google Nexus 7 tablet. You know, our new favorite tablet. Prices are in line with Google Play, at up to $249 for the 16GB version (which we'd recommend getting). But here's the thing: Sam's Club's listing July 17-20 as possible shipping dates. All other third-party retailers' dates have fallen through. (Not that we...

Android 4.1.1 pushing to the Nexus 7 tablet, boosts performance, adds Google wallet

Android 4.1.1 pushing to the Nexus 7 tablet, boosts performance, adds Google wallet

Phil Nickinson 7

The Google Nexus 7 tablet isn't quite available to the general public yet, but our Google I/O edition's just gotten an update. As you can see from the screen above, the 12.6MB update to Android 4.1.1 -- which just hit the AOSP servers yesterday --  "improves performance and responsiveness system wide." It also goes on to pimp out some of the newer features of Jelly Bean, including...