The Best Small Tablet Display (Hint: It's Not the iPad Mini)

A new generation of mini 7 to 8-inch tablets from three of the major manufacturers has just completed with the belated launch of the Apple iPad mini with retina display. While the Kindle Fire HDX, Nexus 7, and new iPad mini all have improved displays over their previous year counterparts, only one truly stands out—as… » 11/18/13 11:00am 11/18/13 11:00am

Possible Leaked Nexus 10 Renders Make It Look Like an Enormous Nexus 7

So the Nexus 10 is a pretty good tablet, especially for its price. But the 10-inch Nexus tabs just never caught on the way the 7-incher did. Now, a leaked press render from Phone Arena is showing off a (possible) new style: giant Nexus 7. » 10/24/13 1:37pm 10/24/13 1:37pm

Apple's Old iPad Mini Is Now Down to $300

Along with the announcement of a new iPad Mini with a Retina display, Apple dropped the price of the original iPad Mini down to just $300. That's still not a great deal for a device with low-quality screen compared to, say, the Nexus 7 but it's better than it used to be. » 10/22/13 2:23pm 10/22/13 2:23pm

Nexus 7 2013 Review: The Best Small Tablet, Even Better


Google's Nexus 7 was the best small tablet of 2012. Rather than mess with success, Google did something uncharacteristically conservative: It made little improvements here and there and left the rest mostly as is. The result? This year's Nexus 7 is more low rumble than tectonic shift, but it's still our new favorite… » 7/29/13 12:54pm 7/29/13 12:54pm

Google Nexus 7 Teardown: Hey That's an Inductive Charging Coil

The ace team at iFixit has given the ol' teardown to the new Google Nexus 7 and they've discovered that the rear case is very easy to open, that it's taller, narrower and thinner and that there's an... inductive charging coil (the first iFixit has seen in a tablet). The battery inside the new Nexus 7 is slightly… » 7/26/13 9:50pm 7/26/13 9:50pm

Early Benchmarks Show the New Nexus 7 Is Blazing Fast

The first batch of new Nexus 7s are in the hands of testers, so what’s the first thing everyone does? Run benchmarks, of course. And what do they all tell us? Google’s new tablet is blazing fast; especially considering it’s saddled with last year’s top-of-the-line processor. It’s almost as fast as an HTC One for… » 7/26/13 7:57am 7/26/13 7:57am

How the New Nexus 7 Stacks Up to the Competition

Well, we already knew pretty much everything there was to know about the new Nexus 7 before Google's official announcement. You could have even technically have gone to Best Buy and bought (that is, pre-ordered) it this morning. But even though nothing was really a surprise, that doesn't change the fact that it's one… » 7/24/13 3:06pm 7/24/13 3:06pm

The New Nexus 7: More Power, Pure Google

Google formally unveiled the newest iteration of its Nexus 7 tablet at today's press conference in San Francisco. Turns out, this past week's leaked spec and grainy product shots (and last night's pretty-darn-clear ones) were dead on: this thing is freakin' sweet. » 7/24/13 12:14pm 7/24/13 12:14pm

Watch Google's Nexus 7 Peep Show Right Here, Right Now

By this point Google's new Nexus 7 is a foregone conclusion; hell, you can already preorder it from Best Buy. But if you're into official announcements—and are curious what Google serves for breakfast—you can watch the drama unfold live here, starting at noon Eastern, nine Pacific. » 7/24/13 11:45am 7/24/13 11:45am

You Can Pre-Order the New Nexus 7 at Best Buy for $230 Right Now

Uh, so much for official product launches. Thoroughly leaked and benchmarked already, now Best Buy has opened up pre-orders for Google's new Nexus 7 ahead of its official launch. » 7/24/13 4:15am 7/24/13 4:15am