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To go along with its flagship 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD, Amazon today unveiled a smaller, 7-inch version of the tablet, describing it as "the world's most advanced" device in its class. To put that claim to the test, we've put it up against competitors like the Nexus 7, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, and others.
This Thursday, we expect that Amazon will be unveiling a least one new Kindle Fire alongside a new e-reader. If you believe Amazon’s somewhat fuzzy math, the Kindle Fire is far and away the most successful Android tablet on the market, but it's a strange kind of boast: the Fire runs "Android" in only the loosest sense of the word, as an underpinning to Amazon's ecosystem. The Kindle Fire is an Amazon content delivery device, not an Android tablet.
Google's Nexus 7 tablet is now available in Germany, France, and Spain. This marks the first in expansion in availability since the device's July launch.
AllThingsD says that Apple plans to unveil a new mini iPad in October, following the introduction of a new iPhone in September, adding weight to rumors that have piled up in recent months — particularly following Google's introduction of it's 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet.
A recent update to the Google Play app for Android has a few surprises inside, namely: images and code that suggests that Google will be adding gift cards and wish lists to the service
The Dropbox team have given their Android app what they call a tune-up today, releasing a beta version that promises better video playback in Android 4.0 and above, user interface improvements on the Nexus 7 tablet, and the ability to open Dropbox files directly from within other applications.
New Nexus 7 accessories include Rotating Stand Case and magnetic power control (update: not official)
Five new Asus-made accessories for the Nexus 7 are "coming soon," according to retailer Mobile Fun.
Asus has reported that it will be upgrading the Transformer, Transformer Prime, and Transformer Pad Infinity to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the coming months.
The Google Play Store now says that the 16GB Nexus 7 will ship in three to four weeks, and it appears that Google is having trouble keeping up with demand for the new tablet.
During last Thursday's Allen & Company technology conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, Google's Eric Schmidt spoke about the company's growing role as a hardware producer.