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Old 27-06-2012, 18:46
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Google reveals own-brand tablet made by Asus

The device is made by the Taiwanese company Asus rather than the firm's own Motorola hardware unit.

It will be sold for $199 (127) from mid-July pitching it directly against Amazon's Kindle Fire. It is set to be released in mid-July.

The 7-inch device has a smaller screen than Apple's bestselling iPad and is 340g meaning it is also lighter to hold.

It also features Google's Chrome browser at its default option - the first Android device to do so.

The machine features a quad-core CPU (central processing unit) and a 12-core GPU (graphics processing unit).
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Old 27-06-2012, 18:53
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If its about 150 here I might get myself one, handy if someone is using the iPad.
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Old 27-06-2012, 19:00
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159 for 8GB and 199 for 16GB

Nice.
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Old 27-06-2012, 19:07
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This link was on the Guardian site:

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Old 27-06-2012, 19:17
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Shame it only 7inch. If it was bigger I would get it no doubt!
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Old 27-06-2012, 19:21
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Does is have a micro sd slot? If it does I'm definately getting this over the galaxy tab 2.

I'm hoping it does have one, but I have a feeling if it's competing directly with the Amazon Fire, it probably won't
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Old 27-06-2012, 19:22
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Finally a company that didn't just replace the $ sign for a sign. I will be throwing my money at the screen for this.
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Old 27-06-2012, 19:26
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I see they have adopted Apple model for storage pricing, 40 for 8GB, that's 5 per gig!

Ofcoarse if there was an SD card slot that wouldn't be an issue but there isn't.
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Old 27-06-2012, 19:27
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I think Amazon may regret not launching the Kindle Fire over here.
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Old 27-06-2012, 19:28
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I think Amazon may regret not launching the Kindle Fire over here.
I expect they will bring Fire II over when it's launched
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Old 27-06-2012, 19:34
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I expect they will bring Fire II over when it's launched
There gonna have to get a move on then, before Google cleans up in the sub 200 tablet market for the UK.
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Old 27-06-2012, 19:34
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Does is have a micro sd slot? If it does I'm definately getting this over the galaxy tab 2.

I'm hoping it does have one, but I have a feeling if it's competing directly with the Amazon Fire, it probably won't
no Micro SD support.

IS there any reason why amazon did not release the fire over here ?
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Old 27-06-2012, 19:39
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Damn is that a definate then? This review mentions it in the connectivity section.

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/4627...ablet-features

Other reviews and news stories say there isnt one

Edit:
Bugger, read a few more forums and articles and it's a definate. I was hoping to get a tablet and use internal storage as well as a 32gb card so I can take films and tv shows on holiday with me in August (never been a fan of the in flight entertainment).
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Old 27-06-2012, 19:44
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All 6,000 developers + media will be walking away from Google's conference with a free Nexus Tablet AND Nexus Q Streamer.

Lucky Gits.
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Old 27-06-2012, 19:46
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This link was on the Guardian site:

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Sounds good, might have to check out the screen size first though.
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Old 27-06-2012, 19:49
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All 6,000 developers + media will be walking away from Google's conference with a free Nexus Tablet AND Nexus Q Streamer.

Lucky Gits.
They paid about a grand to get in though so its 6 & two 3s.

Sounds good, might have to check out the screen size first though.
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Old 27-06-2012, 19:51
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This link was on the Guardian site:

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Sounds good, might have to check out the screen size first though.
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Old 27-06-2012, 20:00
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I'm almost tempted to get a 7" tab at that price. No, I am tempted. are there any competitors at under 200 for a 7" tablet, without going all obscure brand on ebay?

But never mind the tablet, did you guys see the Project Glass demo!!! mindblowing.
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Old 27-06-2012, 20:09
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But never mind the tablet, did you guys see the Project Glass demo!!! mindblowing.
Was that the sky diving video?

Im not sure what was so impressive about it tbh, it's been done before.

What would be cool is if google maps was overlaid in your vision!
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Old 27-06-2012, 20:20
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Was that the sky diving video?
not the promo one, no. I've been waiting for someone to put a vid up so I can share it.

didn't you watch the keynote? I thought you liked that sort of thing.

ps "done before"? even your beloved Cupertino-based company don't have a voice activated wearable camera/video camera with built in display that does live streaming and has internet access for under $2000.
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Old 27-06-2012, 20:23
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not the promo one, no. I've been waiting for someone to put a vid up so I can share it.

didn't you watch the keynote? I thought you liked that sort of thing.
I love that sort of thing, I didn't know it was getting streamed live!

Are they going to post up the full video?

I'm surprised there wasn't a post here about it.
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Old 27-06-2012, 20:30
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I love that sort of thing, I didn't know it was getting streamed live!

Are they going to post up the full video?

I'm surprised there wasn't a post here about it.
yeah I think so , but the keynote is a couple of hours . Lots of jellybean (no big changes tbh), Nexus tablet,etc Google play going to sell TV shows,magazines and films.

http://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleDe...?feature=watch

I just want to share the 10-15 mins worth of awesome *live* demoing.
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Old 27-06-2012, 20:33
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yeah I think so , but the keynote is a couple of hours . Lots of jellybean (no big changes tbh), Nexus tablet,etc Google play going to sell TV shows,magazines and films.

http://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleDe...?feature=watch

I just want to share the 10-15 mins worth of awesome *live* demoing.
Oh I really wanna see it now lol
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Old 27-06-2012, 20:35
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Tempted to pre-order this.... But I really should wait for views first.
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Old 27-06-2012, 20:41
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here's the Project Glass live demo, bookmarked to the right spot in the vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCp34EElAEA&t=1h36m

edit:hmm not working right now. When it goes back up, 1hr 36 is the point to aim for...
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