Google Nexus 10 hands-on and first impressions

It's time to get pumped up about the next generation for Google in tablet form - the Nexus 10, made by Samsung and packing Android 4.2 Jelly Bean+ (just a bit more expansive than 4.1, of course.) We've got our hands on this lovely device today and are getting our first impressions on right out of the box before it goes on sale to the general public - and spoiler alert: it's pretty great. The Google Nexus 10 has a 10.0555-inch display with 2560 × 1600 pixel resolution using PLS technology - it's bright as heck and just a tiny bit sharper than the iPad 3rd and 4th generation - beyond Retina, that is.

iPhone 5 cuts into Android market share in US and UK, Android still on top

September 30 marked the end of Q3 2012 for a lot of companies, but it also marked the end of the quarter for a lot of analytics firms as well. One of these firms is Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, and today it delivered its report on the smartphone market as its stands at the end of Q3. It seems that Android has a worthy competitor in the iPhone 5, and even though there isn't a threat of Android losing its massive market share lead anytime soon, Apple's newest handset did manage to put a dent in Android's growth in the US and UK.

LG Nexus 4 hands-on and first impressions

Google is bringing on the next generation of vanilla-flavored Android with the LG Nexus 4, a combination, it seems, of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the LG Optimus G. The massive processor and the operating system on this device are the real heroes, of course, starting with the 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdradon S4 Pro SoC with Adreno 320 graphics under the hood - Qualcomm's biggest and best yet. You'll be working with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean+ (the newest version, newer than 4.1 Jelly Bean that was released earlier this year), this including a lovely new collection of features shown just this week by Google.

Google pushing for Android developers to pay more attention to tablets

The Samsung-made Nexus 10 is certainly a feast for the eyes, especially with that beautiful 2560x1600 display. There's just one problem: there aren't many Android developers who fine tune their apps for use on tablets. Instead of making a version of their app for Android tablets, a number of developers will just blow up their smartphone apps, which doesn't exactly make for the prettiest of experiences. Google is looking to change that, urging developers to focus on the tablet experience when it comes to their apps.

Google’s Matias Duarte explains lack of SD cards in Nexus devices

There's certainly a lot of excitement surrounding Google's new line up of Nexus devices, and Android director of user services Matias Duarte has hopped on Google Plus to answer the questions Nexus fans undoubtedly have. Android users took him up on his offer to answer questions on these new Nexus devices, with hundreds posting comments to his Google Plus profile. At the time of this writing, Duarte has only gotten around to answering two questions, but the two answers he's given are definitely worth noting.

Skitch Android update brings full Evernote sync

The folks behind Skitch have just pushed an update to version 2.0 for Android out the door, and it brings some snazzy new features with it. There isn't too terribly much included in this update - which means the changelog isn't going to be a mile long - but what version 2.0 offers is worth checking out, especially if you use Skitch on a regular basis. Perhaps some of the most important changes include deeper Evernote integration, but you also have a couple new editing tools at your disposal, so read on to find out more.
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