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    What's New in Android 4.2 (click for full article)

    "Along with the Nexus 4, and the Nexus 10 tablet, Google has just announced Android 4.2, a new flavor of Jellybean. While it doesn't merit a new name of its own, it does add quite a few neat new features. Here's a rundown."


     
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    Nexus 4 News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Gizmodo (click for full article)

    "Hurricane Sandy may have put a damper on Google's big event today, but the long-rumored (and leaked, and found in a bar) Nexus 4 has finally, officially broken cover. As predicted, this thing looks like it might be the best Android phone yet."
     
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    Nexus 10 Tablet: Everything You Need to Know (click for full article)

    "It's been a long time, but it's finally here. Google's big answer to the iPad-the tablet that created an entire market-has officially arrived. And it's bringing a better-than-retina screen, curves and serious speed.

    Its name is Nexus 10, and it's $100 cheaper than the iPad. Learn all about it here."
     
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    The 16GB Nexus 7 Is Now Just $200 (click for full article)

    "Google just took the lid off a 32GB Nexus 7 tablet, and dropped the price of the 16GB model from $250 to $200. The bigger version is $249.

    This confirmed earlier suspicions from price leaks to third-party retailers that Google would make its flagship tablet cheaper. In spite of the cancellation of Google's event because of Hurricane Sandy, the news is still moving along-Google also revealed the 10-inch Nexus 10 to rival the iPad. The 32GB Nexus 7 goes on sale on November 13. Now you have even more tablets to choose from."
     
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    This part of the android 4.2 update sounds very interesting!:

    "Miracast Wireless Display Support

    4.2 will support Miracast, an AirPlay-like service. This means you'll be able to stream YouTube videos, movies, TV, and anything that's on your tablet screen to an HDTV if you have a wireless display adapter. Who needs a Nexus Q, right?"

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    I wish Miracast could be made to function in conjunction with GTV devices. Otherwise this function might actually be competition to the GTV platform?

    http://www.wi-fi.org/wi-fi-certified-miracast™ (Wifi.org/Miracast web site)


    I noticed on the WiFi.org web site - that the Sony NSZ-ZS7 is listed as an officially supported device. I don't see any Vizio products listed though. So I'm assuming that if Google ever updated GTV to android 4.2 - that Miracast would work on the Sony GS7- NSZ. Not so sure about the Vizio Co-Star though?

    http://certifications.wi-fi.org/sea...ch=1&lang=en&filter_category_id=14&listmode=1
     
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    Android 4.2 adds gesture typing, wireless TV display, multiple user support on tablets, and more | The Verge (click for full article)

    By Nilay Patel on October 29, 2012 12:14 pm

    "The new Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 aren't just new Android devices - they're showcases for a new version of Android. Google's calling Android 4.2 "a new flavor of Jelly Bean" to reflect its essential similarity to Android 4.1, but there are some major new features in the mix.

    The highlight is support for Miracast, an industry-standard Wi-Fi display sharing protocol that allows new devices like the Nexus 4 to stream audio and video to TVs. (Think AirPlay with broad industry support.)

    Miracast boxes for existing TVs are expected to go on sale from a variety of companies soon, and Google expects them to cost well under $99. And Miracast will soon be built directly into TVs, which is pretty exciting - LG's already committed to building it into all of its 2013 smart TVs.

    The technology worked quite well in our demo of Android 4.2 on a Nexus 4, and Google says developers can use each screen independently for big-screen gaming and other apps.


    MIRACAST WILL SOON BE BUILT INTO TVS"
     
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    Sadly, though, if you search for just items that have Miracast, the list no longer includes Sony.

    Search Products | Wi-Fi Alliance

    We'll see. WiFi direct would be fantastic.


     
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    Google and Asus now selling nearly a million Nexus 7 tablets per month - Liliputing (click for full article)

    "The Google Nexus 7 is one of the best tablets available for under $200. According to new figures revealed by Asus, it may also be one of the best selling. Speaking during an Asus quarterly earnings call, the company's chief financial officer said close to a million units were sold in the latest month.

    The figures were lower in previous months, but sales have apparently been picking up steam."
     
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    Don't these Google products, which use Chrome or Android or Linux, have limited functionality when compared to Internet Explorer? List what one will not be able to do with this product!
     
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    Nexus 4 boasts SlimPort support for tethered display sharing -- Engadget (click for full article)

    By Terrence O'Brien posted Oct 30th 2012 6:42PM

    "A lot of the hubbub yesterday was around the Nexus 4's support of Miracast, courtesy of Android 4.2.

    If you don't want to spring for a dedicated TV box or invest in a whole new set of gadgets to supersize your mobile experience, then you may be excited to hear that the handset also supports SlimPort.

    We haven't heard much from the DisplayPort-based standard since January, but we're happy to report it finally appears to be ready for primetime.

    Analogix, the company behind the tech, already has its first adapter up for sale on Amazon (at the more coverage link), which takes the Nexus 4's micro-USB port and allows you to connect an HDMI cable to it -- so long as that proposition is worth $30 to you.

    Eventually DVI, VGA and DisplayPort will also be added to list of output options, potentially making the this handset's charging port the most versatile micro-USB jack in the smartphone market. For more, check out the PR after the break."
     
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