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Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand Review: a case with an unsurprisingly snug Fit

Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand ReviewIn a world where it’s hard to differentiate one tablet accessory from the next, it’s often hard to make an informed choice about one case in particular. Will it fit properly? Does it provide enough protection? Can I use it as a stand? These are just some of the more standard concerns for shoppers, and hopefully that’s where reviews like this come in handy. Today we’ll be taking a look at the Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand, so let’s dive in and see what’s what.

What’s in the box

Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand ReviewThere’s not much to the The Snugg‘s packaging: what you see is what you’ll get and you’ll be getting the case, and all the lovely air and packaging on the inside.

The case

Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand ReviewThe Snugg case adopts the folio form factor and uses a velcro-secured case to harness the tablet much like the one we’ve seen on roocase’s folio cases. As the name of the brand might suggest, the Nexus 7 does fit extremely comfortably into the allotted space and leaves ample space on all sides and access points.
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The case is covered on the inside and out with PU leather, also known as bicast leather, which generally uses a combination of leather and polyurethane to give a slightly glossy appearance that is fairly durable and easy to keep clean. The result is a case that looks like leather, feels great to hold and has just enough grip not to be a drop hazard. The case we are reviewing today is also available in several other colours including Baby Blue, Distressed Brown, Electric Blue (which we have here), Orange, Candy Pink, Red, White and Black.

Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand ReviewYou will notice on the inside of the front cover, there is a lack of card holding space which is a bit of a bummer, however in it’s place is something that looks like a strap; we’ll look at the application of this a bit later.

Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand ReviewOn the back of the case is the leather stopper that will allow you to turn the Snugg case into a stand. It’s solidly made despite being made from leather, though it is a bit stiff to manipulate at first. Using the stopper, you’ll be able to prop up your tablet in the upright, landscape position, and if you’re so inclined, you would also be able to stand your case in the portrait direction at 90 degrees.

Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand ReviewTo hold the case closed, the cases uses two simple magnets, one at the top corner and the other at the bottom corner, which makes for a really tight seal. As you might expect from a folio case, it doesn’t provide particularly heavy duty protection, but would be most comfortable in an office/home setting.

Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand ReviewThe Snugg case also has a sneaky inclusion at the bottom of the case which is a pen slot in case you want to store your stylus or pen for safe keeping.

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The practicality

Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand ReviewLet’s go back to that strap on the inside of the case’s cover. When the case is in the stand position, the strap can be used as a hand strap which is aided by the fact that the stand acts as quite a good handhold. What this results in is quite an ergonomic way to operate and hold your tablet with one hand without fear of dropping it. I’m not 100% if this is what you’re supposed to use the strap for, but this is definitely the best way I’ve found to use it and I found it really neat.

Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand ReviewAs a case overall, I have to say that the Snugg case is overall missing a few features that would make it even more useful, including slots for cards and money. The pen holder is obviously a nice touch, but I can’t say that it’s the most practical seeing as most pens don’t have their clips in the middle of the pen; securing a pen in this pen holder would result in a pen that sticks out when stored. That said, it does exactly what the label says and it is a well-made, high quality product.

The verdict

Rating: 4/5

There’s really nothing particularly revolutionary about the Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand; it operates as it’s supposed to and it has a fair list of features. What it does do, however, is does everything it offers extremely well, and for that it should be commended as a very solid product. I would  have no issues using this as my everyday case, and actually have been since I reviewed it; it feels premium and it does the job well. What more can you ask for in a case?

The Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand is normally sold for MSRP $39.99 USD, however The Snugg is currently having a sale where the price of the case has been slashed to just $24.99, an exceptional price for such a solid, quality case. If you want to take advantage of the sale, you can visit its product page at the link below:

Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand product page

If you want to check out The Snugg’s other products, you can visit their main site here.

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Android 4.4.3 Spotted for Nexus! All New HTC One is One Piece of Sexy! – The ManDroid Show


Hello precious Android friends. Time to talk a little Android with you. The show is up a little late, but it happens. Android 4.4.3 has been spotted, so hopefully an update will be rolling very soon. The New HTC One is looking pretty sexy, and hopefully I can get my hands on one soon. Enjoy the show!

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Android 4.4.3 spotted running on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

Android 4.4.3 spotted running on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7Over the last few weeks, the evidence that the next iteration of Android KitKat, Android 4.4.3, is on its way to being released is mounting. Last we heard, LlabTooFeR suggested that the software update would be addressing a well-known Nexus 5 camera bug, and today, is reporting that Android 4.4.3 has been spotted running on the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7.

Android 4.4.3 spotted running on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7According to the report, Android build KTU83 has been spotted running on the Nexus 5 and another build, KTU79, has been seen on the Nexus 7; this fits the naming convention that Google generally uses for its Android builds, and it also supports the existence of the KTU72B build that LlabTooFeR spotted last week. According to the report, the ‘U’ in the build name suggests that Android 4.4.3 is targeted for release in Q1 2014, so we should ideally be getting news about a release very soon.

How soon do you think Android 4.4.3 is going to be released? And what would you like to see in this software update? Let us know what you think in the comments.


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Looking back: A brief history of Google’s Nexus devices

Sometimes when a smartphone is released, it is very easy to tell what the manufacturer was aiming for. Unlike some popular lines of smartphones like Samsung’s Galaxy S series or HTC’s One series, Google’s Nexus line has received some interesting feedback over the years. Does the term ‘Nexus’ mean what it did when Google started this line? Which one of these devices was truly iconic for it’s time? Let’s take a look back.

HTC Nexus One


Introduced: January 2010

Android version: 2.1 Eclair – 2.3 Gingerbread

Notable hardware features: HTC used their familiar build for the time – matted plastic with brushed metal accents. Oh, and a trackball. It also sports a 3.7-inch 480×800 AMOLED (or Super LCD) display, 1 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion CPU with 512 MB RAM, 1400 mAh battery, and a 5 MP camera.

How it was sold: The One was sold mainly for developers and launched as $529 unlocked, and offered a “pure Android” experience with an unlockable bootloader. Also, this was Google’s first attempt to sway people to buy a device online without seeing in stores. Perhaps a bit ahead of its time, the Nexus buying experience would evolve over the years.

Despite the lawsuits and patent troubles, the reaction was very positive. These were some of the best specs anyone has ever seen on a smartphone. Everything was great about the phone except for the price, even by today’s standards.

Samsung Nexus S


Introduced: Nexus S: December 2010, Nexus S 4G: March 2011

Android version: 2.3 Gingerbread – 4.1 Jelly Bean

Notable hardware features: Samsung opted for a slimy hyperglaze plastic for their first Nexus, with a slight curve to the screen. It also has a 4-inch 480×800 Super AMOLED display, 1 GHz Samsung Exynos 3 processor, 512 MB RAM, 1500 mAh battery, and a 5 MP camera.

How it was sold: The Nexus S was sold for $530, while the Nexus S 4G was sold for $550. The jump to Gingerbread didn’t change a whole lot, at least talking about the user interface.

At the time, it was one of the best smartphones to date. The first model didn’t support HSPA+, which was a big negative. However, Google seemed to remedy that by offering a 4G model in the coming months. This one wasn’t a huge step up from the One, at least originally, but it did keep users interested in the Nexus line.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus


Introduced: November 2011

Android version: 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – 4.3 Jelly Bean

Notable hardware features: Samsung’s second iteration of the Nexus came at us with a completely different design – still plastic, but more textured on the back plate, still keeping the slight curve of the screen and a (very) heavy bottom. This one sports a 4.65-inch 720×1280 Super AMOLED display, 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1 GB RAM, 1750 mAh battery, a 5 MP rear-facing camera, and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera.

How it was sold: The G-Nex was sold for $399 at launch. Probably the biggest selling feature of this one is the software. The jump from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich is still the biggest UI overhaul to date, adding tons of new features/improvements.

Due to the software, the Galaxy Nexus became hugely popular. Now, every phone has it’s faults. But it seems to be more apparent than ever in this Nexus. The batter life, though a big jump from it’s predecessor, is terrible. There is no way a smartphone user could get through an entire day on a single charge. That’s to be expected, given the time this phone was relevant. But the phones being launched at roughly the same time had tremendously better battery life that this one. Also, when Android 4.4 Kit Kat was announced, Galaxy Nexus owners were distraught to hear that their phones wouldn’t be receiving the update.

ASUS Nexus 7 (2012)


Introduced: June 2012

Android version: 4.1 Jelly Bean – 4.4 Kit Kat

Notable hardware features: Google decided to rope in popular tablet/laptop manufacturer, ASUS, for their first take at a Nexus tablet. The back was a soft-touch plastic with a golf-ball like texture. It has a 7-inch 1280×800 IPS LCD display, 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1 GB RAM, 4325 mAh battery, and a 1.2 MP front-facing camera.

How it was sold: The Nexus 7 was announced at Google I/O for $199, bringing Android 4.1 to the table. With the addition of Google Now and other enhancements, the Nexus 7 was a very attractive tablet, especially for the price.

For years, Android tablets have had a big problem. The lack of tablet-friendly applications was a huge negative for Google’s first iteration at a Nexus tablet. Ultimately, the tablet did very well with the common consumer. It was a big change in the Nexus family – not only was it not a phone, but it was aimed at the average consumer. Also, the $199 price point was an invitation for developers to pick one up and start working on tablet-friendly apps.

Samsung Nexus 10

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Introduced: October 2012

Android version: 4.2 Jelly Bean – 4.4 Kit Kat

Notable hardware features: Google had Samsung make their 2nd Nexus tablet. This one has a rubbery-soft (very grippy) plastic and front-facing speakers. It has a 10.1-inch 2560×1600 True RGB Real Stripe PLS LCD display, 1.7 GHz dual-core Cortex-A15 processor, 2 GB RAM, a 9,000 mAh battery, a rear-facing 5 MP camera, and a front-facing 1.9 MP camera.

How it was sold: This one was supposed to be announced with the Nexus 4 in an event in New York, but it was cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy. It was still announced later that day for $399. It was running Android 4.2, a notable step up from Android 4.1.

The Nexus 10 was popular, but still carried the same unfortunate handicap that the Nexus 7 had. If the lack of tablet-friendly apps wasn’t apparent enough on the first Nexus 7, it was made very clear on this one. Suffice it to say, it is getting better, but at the time that this tablet was released, it was difficult to find apps that played nicely with a big screen.

LG Nexus 4


Introduced: November 2012

Android version: 4.2 Jelly Bean – 4.4 Kit Kat

Notable hardware features: LG’s first Nexus was beautifully designed. It offered a glass back with a dotted, almost sparkly look to it. It also offered plastic bezels and a screen that curved slightly around the edges. LG”s Nexus has 4.7-inch 768×1280 IPS LCD display, a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB RAM, a 2,100 mAh battery, an 8 MP rear-facing camera, and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera.

How it was sold: Launched alongside the Nexus 10, the Nexus 4 was originally sold for $299. Still aiming at developers, this Nexus offered a very small price point – something the average consumer would be very fond of. It also offered Qi wireless charging – a Nexus family first.

For $299, you’d be hard pressed to find a better smartphone for the price. But for Google to reach that price point, they needed to make some sacrifices. One of those being the lack of 4G. Weird, right? Nexus phones that were released a couple years prior had 4G capabilities, but why not this one? Google seemed to think the HSPA+ support would suffice. There wasn’t much else that didn’t make it on the phone, though. It was a decent step up from the Galaxy Nexus, and showed people that they didn’t need to fork over an entire paycheck for a smartphone.

ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)

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Introduced: July 2013

Android version: 4.3 Jelly Bean – 4.4 Kit Kat

Notable hardware features: ASUS got a shot at making a second Nexus tablet. It has a soft-touch back, two long speakers on each end, as well as a big ol’ camera on the back. It has a 7-inch 1920×1200 IPS LCD display, 1.5 GHz quad-core Krait 300 processor, 2GB RAM, a 3950 mAh battery, a 5 MP rear-facing camera, and a 1.2 MP front-facing camera.

How it was sold: The 2013 Nexus 7 was announced at an event called “Breakfast with Sundar Pichai”, Google’s current Senior Vice President, overseeing Android, Chrome and Apps. It launched for $229 – a $30 price increase from the first generation tablet. This one brought Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to the table and a much-improved screen. 

The Nexus 7 (2013) has been Google’s most popular tablet to date, fixing just about every gripe that consumers had with the first generation. The speakers are loud and very difficult to cover up, the screen received a much-needed upgrade, and the bezels shrunk on the sides, making the tablet’s screen pop much more. With help from more and more tablet-compatible apps, this device marked Google’s entrance into the mainstream tablet world, offering an affordable, yet glorious competitor to others such as the iPad.

LG Nexus 5


Introduced: October 2013

Android version: 4.4 Kit Kat – 4.4.2 Kit Kat

Notable hardware features: This is LG’s second attempt at making a Nexus phone. The Nexus 5 offers a soft-touch back and a big camera on the back, much like the Nexus 7 (2013). It also offers a 4.95-inch 1920×1080 IPS LCD display, 2.26 GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor, 2 GB RAM, a 2,300 mAh battery, an 8 MP rear-facing camera with OIS, and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera.

How it was sold: The Nexus 5 was announced in a Google+ post for $349, and went on sale in the Google Play Store immediately. It launched with Android 4.4 Kit Kat, and drew people in with its exclusive “Google Now Launcher”.

The Nexus 5 became popular very quickly, mostly due to its price and hardware upgrades. Much like the 2013 Nexus 7, Google fixed most of the complaints users had from the Nexus 4. The addition of 4G bands, a slightly bigger screen, and more durable hardware were it’s best features, by far. The meaning of the term ‘Nexus’ began to change due to the Google Now Launcher. Though still aimed at developers, the consumer market took this one by storm. Google not only offered a cheap price point, but they added exclusivity with some of the services that came with it. Instead of offering a phone with a “pure Android experience”, they opted to give a “pure Google experience”.

Honorable Mention: Google Play Editions

Google Play Edition

Between the Nexus 4 & 5, Google announced the first ever Google Play Edition smartphones – the GPe Galaxy S4 and the GPe HTC One. Bringing a quality Android experience to top of the line hardware, the GPe phones are a force to be reckoned with… until you look at the price. The GPe Galaxy S4 was announced for $649. Suddenly, the term ‘Nexus’ doesn’t mean cheap anymore. Or, wait… is this a Nexus? 

With the promise from Google to receive timely Android updates, the GPe smartphones took an odd spot in the Nexus family, quickly dubbing themselves as the red-headed step children of the group. You love them because they offer a great hardware experience, but that price… oh man, that price. Google is still continuing to announce GPe devices left and right, so here’s the question – what’s their end goal?

Here’s my take, although I may be wrong; it’s the only answer my brain wants to accept as correct. Google has been releasing GPe devices for a while now. At first, it seemed normal for the S4 and HTC One to get the Google treatment. Premium hardware and software, where could you go wrong? Then they started announcing some really odd editions like the Moto G, for instance. The Moto G was already basically a Google-ified smartphone. It ran mostly a stock experience, give or take a few features. So why would they release it?

Manufacturers don’t receive code until the day it’s announced to the public. So with the odd addition of the Moto G to the family, swooping in before they’re whisked off to Lenovo, it gives all of the main hardware manufacturers early code that they wouldn’t have gotten already. Google didn’t have to add any of those phones to their lineup to make any money… they did it for the greater good – early updates for all.

What’s next?

So, does the term ‘Nexus’ mean what it did 4 years ago? Not really. But that’s not a bad thing. There will always be room for the Nexus line in the hearts of pure Android enthusiasts, developers, and consumers who aren’t fond of 2-year agreements. Sure, there are rumors that the GPe devices will take over the Nexus line sometime next year, but one thing is certain: we will always have access to the pure Android experience that we all love.

Sometimes it’s just nice to take a look back and reminisce about devices we love, no? Which of these devices is your favorite? Do you have anything to add about (what I consider to be) the best smartphone line ever? Leave a comment below and we’ll talk!

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Google expands Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 sales to more European countries

Google may have wowed the world yesterday with the introduction of Android Wear, but it turns out it also had some Nexus-related news tucked away too. Already available in 13 countries around the world, the search giant has quietly expanded sales of the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 across Europe, listing them on the Play Store in eight new markets. These include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden, giving customers the option to bypass operators and grab themselves an unlocked Nexus device direct from Google. With the Chromecast finally on sale outside of the US and an influx of Android-powered wearables on the way, Google’s finally making it easier for Europeans to start investing in its expanding product family.

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CHIL Notchbook Review and Giveaway!

The CHIL Notchbook is a quality case worth updwards of $50 but costing only half of that. The leather feels great and really has a “premium” design about it. You’ll find that it’s light, padded, and protective – three things we look for in a tablet case.

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The cutout for your hand seems a bit gimmicky at first, but the more I’ve used it, the more useful it becomes. The case feels high quality and looks professional. It has a built in magnet for auto sleep/wake when the case is opened of closed.

The main complaint I have is that the frame around the screen cuts it a bit close. Performing actions from the top, sides or bottom (such as pulling down a notification shade) requires slightly more effort than without the case and the magnet that keeps the notch flap in place. Keep in mind that I’m reviewing the 2012 Nexus 7 variant of the case, so this issue may not exist for other models depending upon how each device is made. For this case in particular, when the magnet moves on or off of the back of the device it likes to trip the magnetic sensor in the tablet and shut your screen off. As you can imagine, this can be pretty frustrating when you’re trying to read.

The only other quibble is more due to the construction of the tablet, but the volume and power buttons aren’t as available as I’d like them to be. Every time I attempted to change the volume or take a screenshot I found myself fumbling around and guessing at which button I needed.

If you watch a lot of Netflix or YouTube on your device, the stand mode is really great; both simple and sturdy.

All-in-all, at the price point, I’d recommend this case to most people depending on your needs.

Win a Chil Notchbook!

Thanks to the fine people at CHIL, we also have a Notchbook case for the 2013 Nexus 7 to give away!

How to Enter: In the comments below, please tell us why you love your Android device so much.

When does this mighty fine Giveaway end? Well, you must enter this giveaway contest by Wednesday, March 12 (11:59PM PST)

Winners will be picked at random and announced in an update to this post.

What if this giveaway is over and I’m still interested in a CHIL Case? You can find out more information about purchasing a CHIL Notchbook Case for your tablet by visiting CHIL’s website. Enter “AndroidGuys” in the promo code for 15% off your purchase, which lasts until April 15.

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Paranoid Android 4.1 beta released with reworked PIE controls for KitKat

There are plenty of options when looking to run a custom ROM on your Android device and one of the most popular, besides CyanogenMod, is Paranoid Android.

Official PA ROMs only support Nexus devices, so if you don’t see your device in the downloads, it’s not supported by the main development team, but there may be a port and you just need to search the forums.

Up until recently, the latest PA ROMs based on Android 4.4 KitKat were primarily a stock experience, but today an update was released, PA 4.1 beta, bringing one of the ROM’s killer “flagship” features, PIE controls, its stock navigation replacement.

According to PA, PIE is “a simple, straight-forward replacement of the navigation bar that optimizes the screen space available to the user.”

PIE is basically a fully-customizable replacement for the on-screen navigation buttons and stays hidden off-screen, only seen with a predefined gesture that can come from any of the four sides of the device.

Via Google+, the PA development team said that it faced some problems with the immersive mode introduced in KitKat, and has now released a redesigned version to match the KitKat design philosophy. Instead of porting the feature to its KitKat ROMs, PA completely redesigned the feature for the new version of Android.

PIE controls are now fully-integrated into the core UX with the introduction of “on-the-spot preferences,” so PA users no longer need to sort through endless settings.

Additionally, it gives users status information at a glance when your status bar is hidden in immersive mode, plus the stock Google Now swipe up gesture is now integrated.

If you’ve never tried out Paranoid Android before, be sure to check out 4.1 beta on your rooted, unlocked device, which is now available for the Nexus 7 2013 (Wi-Fi and 4G), Nexus 7 2012 (Wi-Fi and 3G), Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and the Galaxy Nexus (GSM, Sprint and Verizon). Be sure to grab the latest Gapps as well.

Downloads via +ParanoidAndroidCorner

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Official 2013 Nexus 7 Wired and Wireless Docks Launched by ASUS

We all sit on pins and needles, not really, for the next Nexus tablet to come to fruition. Rumors have talked about an 8-inch variety, an announcement at Google I/O, HTC being the winner of the design for the next one and plenty more. Heck, I was just reading over at IBTimes that the Nexus 8 will be at I/O with Android 4.5. June is a long ways away. For those living in the real world right now, ASUS has finally brought forth two docks for your coveted 2013 Nexus 7. Both should help you bide the time until we see what Google is up to.

The first is a charging stand

  • Slide-in Design for horizontal or vertical viewing.
  • HDMI out to view content on your TV or PC monitor
  • Comes in Black
  • Dimensions: 218 x 106 x 77 mm
  • Weight: 142g

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Next up is the wireless charging PW100

  • Pyrimid design
  • Qi Standard
  • LED status light
  • Comes in black
  • Dimensions: 75 x 65 x 84 mm
  • Weight: 115g

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The wired dock will set you back a modest $50. Which isn’t bad considering it offers the HDMI out and two view options. The wireless PW100 goes up a bit for the wireless aspect to $90. Both via Amazon.

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Head over to ASUS for a closer look at the wired dock and the wireless PW100.

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Tablet deals of the week: 2.21.14

If you’ve taken a look at our winter 2014 tablet buyer’s guide, you now have a good idea of what slates you should be buying. With many purchases, price can be a sticking point, but thanks to our pricing tools, it doesn’t have to be. We’ve compiled some of the best deals from over the past week — including products from the buyer’s guide, and a few older models you should also take a look at — so you can add a new tablet to your tech arsenal without taking a serious hit to your wallet.

If there are other tablets you have your eye on that we haven’t included here — join us and add them to your “Want” list. Every time there’s a price cut in the future, you’ll get an email alert!

Nexus 7 (2013)

Price: $200
Regular Price: $229
Engadget Score: 90
Buy: Newegg

Though it’s not the most powerful small tablet, the 2013 version of the Nexus 7 still packs in a gorgeous screen, a fast processor, stock Android 4.4 and a rubberized casing that feels good in the hand. While its full retail price is still pretty affordable, today’s deal for a refurbished model takes the 16GB version to a sweet spot of $200, the lowest it’s been since November.

Nexus 7 (2012)

Price: $160
Regular Price: $199
Engadget Score: 88
Buy: Amazon

When we last looked at the original Nexus 7, it could be had for the low price of $170. If you passed on that deal, you’ll be happy to know that the 32GB version can still be had for the even lower price of $160. If that $40 difference between the old and new is making a buying decision hard, take a look at a direct comparison of specs, scores and prices; you can even add other tablets from our database to the mix if you want to see how they stack up.

Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch

Price: $200
Regular Price: $230
Engadget Score: 85
Buy: Best Buy

Another product from our buyer’s guide that’s getting a discount this week is the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX, with Best Buy offering the 16GB version for $30 less than the folks at Amazon. If you value speed, the Kindle Fire HDX is a good buy (see how it compares to some other 7-inch tablets), but if you love the freedom that Android brings, you might want to look elsewhere — with the HDX you’re limited to Amazon’s content ecosystem and support services.

iPad 2

Price: $299
Regular Price: $399
Engadget Score: 90
Buy: Target

The iPad Air might be the big thing right now, but it’s worth noting that the iPad 2 is a great tablet that’s still available from Apple for $100 less than the Air — and it’s even cheaper at other retailers. It’s not featherweight like the iPad Air, but it does have the standard 10 hours of battery life and it runs iOS 7, so the iPad 2 can still run all the latest apps in the App Store.



Nexus 7 Finding its way to Verizon on February 13th

Verizon selling Nexus 7 32GB tablet Feb 13th

Looking to get your ladya Nexus 7 and happen to be a Verizon customer or fan? ou would be in luck. Verizon has announced that they will be bringing the Nexus 7 to customers on the Verizon network starting February 13th. The N7 in all its 4G LTE glory, the 32GB variant, will be hitting stores and online for $349.99. You can knock off $100 with a new two-year contract.

If you already have a 4G LTE enabled Nexus 7, the 2013 model, you are also able to attach the device to your account. You do need the latest software update that activates the ability though. If you are good to go, then you can simply toss it on your share everything plan for $10 a month.

Verizon will also have the Adopted Folio Frame in black or red and the Speck StyleFolio in blue, black and pink to help you accessorize  your tablet. The Adopted Folio Frame will run you $49.99 and the Speck StyleFolio will run you $34.99.

Via Verizon Wireless 



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