Bodhi brings a tablet-friendly Linux OS to the Nexus 7

Ubuntu isn’t the only Linux-based operating system that can run on the Google Nexus 7 tablet. Bodhi Linux developer Jeff Hoogland has piggybacked on Canonica’s work with Ubuntu to offer a tool that lets you install Bodhi on the $199 tablet. Bodhi Linux uses the light-weight Enlightennment Desktop which, among other things, offers a touchscreen […]

Nexus 7 modified to work with Palm TouchStone inductive charger

Google’s new Nexus 4 supports wireless charging — but what about the Nexus 7 tablet that came out earlier this year? Out of the box the only way to charge the tablet is the old-fashioned way: plug in a cable. But that’s boring. Rod Whitby from the webOS Internals team decided to crack open the […]

Ubuntu Linux coming to tablets… starting with the Google Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 tablet may be Google’s flagship Android tablet. But it has a bootloader that can be unlocked, a powerful 1.2 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and 1GB of RAM. In other words, it should be perfectly capable of running other operating systems. So it’s not surprising that the folks at Canonical seem […]

Google accidentally ships a 32GB Nexus 7 to Japan (so apparently they do exist)

Google and Asus haven’t confirmed the existence of a 32GB Nexus 7 tablet yet. But it’s been showing up in retail inventory systems for the last few days, and now it looks like a customer in Japan who ordered a 16GB tablet received a 32GB Google Nexus 7 instead… presumably by accident. @oppese has posted […]

Nexus 7 Toolkit for Mac helps you root, unlock, install custom recovery

There are some great tools for Windows computers that make it easy to root the Google Nexus 7 tablet, unlock, the bootloader, or install a custom recovery. But what if you’re a Mac user? There’s an app for that. Xda-developers forum techfanatic9 has put together a ┬áMac Toolkit for Google Nexus 7 users. The toolkit […]

More official Nexus 7 cases emerge, including keyboard folio

Accessories for the Google Nexus 7 Jelly Bean tablet are finally coming out of the woodwork. Official cases started shipping recently, and now UK site Mobile Fun is showing off even more ASUS-made add-ons. The two most interesting are the Rotating Stand Case and the Bluetooth Keyboard Case. Unfortunately, there’s no price information or firm […]

Overclock the Google Nexus 7 with a custom kernel

The Google Nexus 7 has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, which is pretty zippy. But this version of NVIDIA’s quad-core processor runs at 1.2 GHz, while some other tablets have faster 1.6 GHz. versions. But with a little elbow grease, you can overclock the Nexus 7 to run at 1.6 GHz. Xda-developer forum morfic has […]