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Sony's First-Party Accessories for the Xperia Tablet S
The Xperia Tablet S will lauch with a number of really nice accessories. Of course, you've heard about the keyboard case thanks to previous leaks. Other accessories include a media speaker dock w/ remote, an HDMI swivel dock and a metal stand, according to a thread at the XDA Developers forum.
It's all good stuff, but we suspect Sony will price them at a premium, as usual.
Jelly Bean Androids are here!
Android 4.1 arrives this weekend as the Nexus 7 tablet ships out of Google headquarters. To be notified of the availability of "Jelly Bean" for your device, continue to watch your inbox and the Android 4.1 page for device-specific releases.
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Now Arriving: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet and Nexus Q
Good news for of the Android realm.The Nexus 7 tablet should hit stores by the end of this weekend, and some customers may have already received a pre-ordered unit by mail. It's literally arriving as I write the message.
The same should be true for the Nexus Q.
Launch Imminent: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet (by ASUS)
We expect Google to announce its latest tablet a Google I/O at the end of June, so expect a release in July. It's hard to pin down the exact launch date, but we believe the product is finalized and units are being manufacturered in mass. The latest Digitmes report suggests the same outcome, and the 7-inch tablet even appeared as a "camera" on Picasa. Launch imminent, indeed.
Android 4.0 Update Imminent for Motorola XOOM 4G
Good news! Motorola will update your XOOM 4G with Android 4.0 within the next few weeks. As I write this, the company continues to push out the update to testers, and if everything works well, everyone else gets it next.
Canada Gets Galaxy S III In Late June
The Canadians wil be blessed with the presence of the Galaxy S III by the 20th of June. VideoTron will be one of the carriers offering the handset to users as an in-house phone.
Benchmarked Google Tablet Suggests Imminent Release
The self-branded Google tablet has been revealed by Power Board. We're looking at some pretty nice specs: ASUS craftsmanship, Android 4.1, a 786x1280 display, NVIDIA ULP GeForce graphics and an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core CPU. Lookin' good!
Please, keep in mind that this Power Board listing could be a hoax, though it's probably not. Still, it's best to keep your guard up.
The "Vanquish" Is the DROID RAZR HD
The "Vanquish" XT926 is a Motorola handset that will come Verizon as the DROID RAZR HD, and it will launch globally as the XT923 and XT925 (w/ 4G LTE), according to PocketNow.
Galaxy S III Global Release Begins Today
The release of the international Galaxy S III begins today. Unfortunately, it's not all good news. As we reported yesterday, some wireless-service providers and retailers like Vodafone admitted the Galaxy S III will not be available in large quantities and in all color/size options.
For now, the unlocked, 16GB Galaxy S III seems to be available through some of the bigger European retailers, such as Expansys, though it's still labeled "pre-order" on the American site. Check out the French, Italian or German Expansys sub-sites for better availability. As I write this, Expansys says the handset is hitting stores in those countries today. Vodafone UK also seems to have the locked, 16GB Galaxy S III in white right now. Samsung says the delay of the blue model is the result of its new and original color and coating material.
If you'd like a Galaxy S III with more internal capacity or a locked model that will be sold by North American carriers, you'll have to wait until late June.
The Evidence Piles Up: Google's Self-Branded Tablet Will Be Released In July
In April, rumors and information leaks suggested Google's in-house tablet would launch in July, and now a new report by Digitimes suggests the same. 600,000 Google self-branded tablets will reach retailers in June, but they shouldn't be available to consumers until July. ASUS seems to be the manufacturer of choice.
Digitimes has a unique and intimate relationship with Chinese manufacturers, though the company is notorious for being wrong in the past. Still, it's important to consider the publication's commentary when it emerges. And this time it lines up with other information, so there's a good chance the it's legit.