Even though the new Nexus 7 Android tablets were announced only a couple of days ago and are slated to hit Google Play for purchase on July 30th, 2013, if you happen to be the sort of person that doesn't like waiting a few extra days to order yours then you might want to head on over to Amazon where the $229 WiFi model is already up there for sale.
As pretty much the entire Android community knows, this morning is Google's breakfast press event where pretty much everyone knew Google was going to officially announce the new Nexus 7 Android tablet along with the new 4.3 version of Android. Most everything was already known about this refreshed tablet through a variety of leaks but there were some surprise features announced as well as confirmation of some specs that were not 100% known to be fact.
If you follow Android hardware news on a regular basis then you've probably seen the plethora of leaked renders, specs and other details about an apparent new Nexus 7 tablet from Asus getting released soon. Many outlets have the official unveiling of this new tablet dated a few days from now when Google is planning to host a press event.
While we all knew that Tegra 4 devices were on the horizon, it seems as though Toshiba wanted to get their Tegra 4 tablets out before anyone else and have quietly had their new line-up of Android tablets make an appearance on both Amazon and Best Buy. Back in June the company did say that they would be releasing their new line-up, strange to see them actually hitting retail outlets on time.
Computex 2013 is well under way now and Toshiba has come out to announce that they will have two Tegra 4 powered Android tablets hitting the market next month called the Toshiba eXcite Pro and the Toshiba eXcite Write. When it comes to hardware, both tablets are pretty much identical to each other.
Last week the Android gaming-centric tablet Wikipad made its way through the FCC making the tablet's release quite possibly happening soon. Well apparently that 'soon' now has an official date for the tablet's US launch while a worldwide launch will follow shortly afterwards.
Father's Day is coming up soon where everyone who is a father gets celebrated for being a good dad. Amazon is looking to possibly get a few more Kindle Fire HD tablets in to some father's hands by offering up a discount on them for the upcoming Day of the Dads.
ASUS has announced their next tablet that will be heading our way soon over at the Computex 2013 show which is technically beginning tomorrow but ASUS has decided to make their announcement today. This new tablet is actually quite a beast in terms of specs, not only because it comes with a Tegra-4 quadcore chipset and its partnering 72-core GPU but also because the tablet will be able to stream 4K content to your TV through HDMI.
While we don't talk about hardware here all the time, we do get to talk about it when it pertains to Android gaming in some fashion. With Nvidia's Tegra 4 chipset on the horizon and soon to be invading our new Android devices, getting a peek at any device that will contain the new Tegra 4 chipset is always nice. Toshiba has had their upcoming Tegra 4 Android tablet leaked out along with a glimpse at Android 4.2.1.
Amazon is getting ready to spread their wings a little bit more than normal and have announced that they will be offering up their 8.9" Kindle Fire HD through AT&T later this week. The 8.9" Kindle Fire HD will actually be at a somewhat reasonable price as well. Of course that is with you signing a 2-year contract of course.
One of the two gaming centric Android tablets has officially gone on sale now for $179. The Archos Gamepad is an Android tablet with a focus on gaming with physical gaming controls available on either side of the 7" tablet which runs Android 4.1, otherwise known as Jelly Bean.