There's a lot of news surrounding the popular Google Nexus Table including new stock available, apps that don't work, new video tips/trick and the latest deals we could find.
The Nexus 7 tablet after being sold-out is now back in stock at the Google Play store, with shipping in 3-5 days. Google is also promoting the tablet by sending emails to Google Play subscribers.
The competition is heating up in the 7" tablet market Barnes and Noble cut the prices of its Nook tablet by as much as 20%.
There are still some quirky problems reported from Nexus 7 owners. One owner claims it turns itself off over night while charging. Another forum member reported two returns before getting a Nexus 7 that worked correctly.
Unconfirmed reports include a guy walked into a retail store to buy a Nexus and when the sales clerk tried to scan it and couldn't suggesting a recall. In another, a Staples rep told a customer that there was recall on the previous stock. This makes sense since a owners have had problems with glitches, lose screws and bleeding light edges.
There is also a rumor that the PC World staff member told a forum member that their first batch was recalled from stock and this is why stock disappeared.
There are still reports of a screen fllicker problem due to Wi-Fi antenna interference. Some owners have put piece of scotch tape on the GND point of Wi-Fi antenna that does not influence the signal strength. Be careful because tampering with the hardware may void your warranty.
It appears that supplies are short in retail outlets with forum members reporting driving around in some cities to find Nexus 7 tablets in stock to avoid paying shipping fees.
Walmart online shows the Google Nexus 7 16GB for $249.99 in stock 97 cent shipping or free site to store pickup, state sales tax does apply.
- Face unlock may set up to require you to blink to make sure your not a photograph.
- Say Google to activate voice search.
- Personalize homescreen with apps and widgets by touching and holding it from the apps list to the homescreen (video follows)
Android apps don't always work when using a new version of Android. The apps that reportedly don't work on the Nexus 7 and probably don't work on Jelly Bean devices include:
- Delta Airlines
- HBO Go
- Best Buy
- Xfinity Connect
- Home Depot
- Smart Tools
- Nova 2
- Dead Space
- NORAD Santa Tracker (Very important, I know)
- Doodle Jump
- Sims Games
- Asphault 6
- N4S: Shift
- NY Times
- Official Xbox Live app
- Hulu crashes for some
- Adobe Flash Player
- Beweather widgets
- Barnes and Noble Nook.
- Verizon FiOS Mobile Remote
- The CW Network app crashes on launch.
- Microsoft OneNote downloads, but doesn't work.
- Verizon FIOS apps are unstable or just plain broken.
- Album Art Grabber doesn't work.
Tango and Skype do currently work on the Nexus. We expect that major app developers are working to update their apps to this Android Jelly Bean, you can check compatibility in the Google Play store