[Deal] Get any tablet from Staples $50 off, including Nexus 7

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Black Friday is coming up in just a few weeks, but Staples already has great deals flowing. You can get any tablet over $149 for $50 off. That includes the new Nexus 7, and brings down the price to $179 for the 16GB version, and $219 for the 32GB tablet. That is an incredible deal for a brand new, top of the line device.

All  you have to do to take advantage of this deal is enter the coupon code 24373 while you’re checking out on Staples.com. This deal is only valid today, so be quick!

Source: 9 to 5 Google

[Deal] 2012 Nexus 7 on Woot! for as low as $129

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This one might not be a smoking hot deal, but it is a decent deal for anyone looking for an inexpensive tablet. Woot! has the 16GB 2012 Nexus 7 for $129 and the 32GB version for $149. I should point out these are factory reconditioned, and it’s not clear if you will still get the normal manufacturer’s warranty. My past experience with factory reconditioned products is that it does, but Woot! mentions nothing about it. They do offer a Square Trade 1 year protection plan for $22.99, which is leading me to believe that it doesn’t.

There are a lot of inexpensive tablets out there, but this one already has Android 4.4 KitKat, so it’s still a pretty good deal. The deal expires at midnight tonight or when they sell out. Hit the source link to get your order in.

source: Woot!

Android 4.4 (KRT16O) for mantaray Nexus 10 now available to download and manually install

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If you can’t wait for the OTA update for Android 4.4 KitKat (KRT16O) to hit your Nexus 10 (mantaray), we have the download link and instructions to manually install it.

If you already have a custom recovery, you can just download the Zip file (linked below), copy it to your device, and flash. If you’re running the stock recovery, then hit the break and follow the instructions.

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Android 4.4 (KRT16O) for nakasi WiFi-only 2012 Nexus 7 now available to download and manually install

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If you can’t wait for the OTA update for Android 4.4 KitKat (KRT16O) to hit your 2012 Wi-Fi only Nexus 7 (nakasi), we have the download link and instructions to manually install

If you already have a custom recovery, you can just download the Zip file {linked below), copy it to your device, and flash. If you’re running the stock recovery, then hit the break and follow the instructions.

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Google offers up device to developers after announcing official launch of Google Play for Education

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Google Play for Education has officially launched, and school districts will now be able to purchase applications in bulk, give out teacher-administrated Google accounts to students, remotely install applications, videos, and other education content onto students’ tablets, and provide Google’s framework of applications to its students. Schools can also pay with a pay order instead of a credit card.

Today, Google put of a a post on its developers blog to let developers know that if they’ve developed an educational application, they should mark their app for inclusion in the Google Play Developers Console for inclusion in Google Play for Education. This identifies your app as suitable for the US K-12 educational market, and queues it for educator approval, which is a process in itself.

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Best Buy Outs November 15th Release of the HTC One Max on Sprint

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For those patiently waiting on Sprint’s version of the HTC One Max, we’ve got some good news for you. After seeing the device pass through the FCC in late October the only question left was when? Thanks to our friends over at Best Buy, their site revealed the device should be available for purchase on November 15th. In addition, to further corroborate this, Sprint’s website lists the HTC One Max’s initial software release as being on Nov 15th. Crazy coincidence or clever timing? So hang in there Sprint fans, it’s coming, and stay tuned because we’ll be announcing it as soon as it’s available. In the meantime, check out these other posts on the giant phablet to keep you busy and feel free to let us know what you think of the monster device in the comments below.    » Read the rest

Android 4.4 (KRT16O) for Razor WiFi-only 2013 Nexus 7 now available to download and manually install

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If you can’t wait for the OTA update for Android 4.4 KitKat (KRT16O) to hit your 2013 Wi-Fi only Nexus 7 (Razor), we have the download link and instructions to manually install

If you already have a custom recovery, you can just download the Zip file {linked below), copy it to your device, and flash. If you’re running the stock recovery, then hit the break and follow the instructions.

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Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 do not have Google Experience Launcher after Android 4.4 KitKat update

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According to a Nexus 7 owner over on Reddit, that device and the Nexus 10 do not have the Google Experience Launcher after receiving today’s update to Android 4.4 KitKat. As we noted last week, Google said that the Google Experience Launcher would remain exclusive to the Nexus 5 because they want “to see how users take to the Launcher on Nexus 5 before it offers it on other devices.” This Nexus 7 owner says the only changes he notices are the different icons for apps like Settings and Camera and the switch from blue to white in the notification bar. The update did not bring Google Now on the far-left of the home screen and still has the home screen count at five.

Source: Reddit

NVIDIA compares its DirectStylus against Samsungs S-Pen in video

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NVIDIA released a short video comparing how a stylus performs on their Tegra Note, Google’s Nexus 7 and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8. While the Tegra Note and Nexus 7 are considered the budget friendly tablets out of the three, NVIDIA shows how stylus’ perform much better on their Tegra Note than the Nexus 7 and how it can equal and possibly surpass the Galaxy Note 8 in some areas at the fraction of the price. Check out the video after the break and see for yourselves!

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NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 tablet to go on sale starting November 19th

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Buyers looking for an NVIDIA powered tablet will be able to buy a Tegra Note 7 tablet beginning November 19th for $199 with pre-orders starting today. The Tegra Note 7 was announced this past September as a partnership between NVIDIA and EVGA to bring an in-house branded tablet device sporting a stylus to market. At the $199 price point, the Tegra Note 7 is slightly less expensive than some other competitors like the Nexus 7 (2013) or the Kindle Fire HDX. However, users do give up some screen resolution as the Tegra Note 7 is only capable of a 1280×800 resolution. Perhaps taking a cue from Google, NVIDIA is shipping the Tegra Note 7 with a “pure” version of Android Jelly Bean. The Tegra Note 7 comes with a stylus that NVIDIA indicates has different “tips” that expand the functionality. You can check out how the stylus works after the break in a couple videos released by NVIDIA in conjunction with the announced availability of the device. » Read the rest