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The new Google Nexus 7 is a big improvement over the original with a bunch of additions like LTE and a super high-resolution display – the best in tablets, in fact. And that’s driving a lot of first generation device owners to trade in their old Nexus 7, according to gadget buy-back site Gazelle. There was a 333 percent spike in the number of Nexus 7 tablets traded in compared to the same day last week, for example.

Between Tuesday and Wednesday, that spike was even higher – a 442 percent jump in Nexus 7 tablets happened between the day before Google’s official unveiling of the new model, and the day of. The Nexus 7 trade-in activity spiked so high that it made up nearly a quarter of all trade-ins for non-iPad tablets since the site began accepting them earlier this year.

Wednesday, the day Google made its announcement, was also the biggest Nexus 7 trade-in day at Gazelle to date, beating the next biggest day by 380 percent. That previous record was set when the new Nexus 7 leaked on July 17, which clearly prompted early adopters to take advantage of a small head start ahead of the big reveal.

The news means that Google Nexus 7 owners are probably happy with their devices and eager to grab new ones, by trading in their last-gen devices to fund their purchases, but there’s another stat that tells another side of the story: Gazelle saw no appreciable increase in iPad trade-ins on the new Nexus 7 launch day. That means Google probably isn’t luring iPad owners away from the iOS fold.

It’s probably not surprising to longtime tablet space watchers that the new Nexus 7, with all its apparent merit, isn’t an iPad killer. The Apple camp seems happy where they are, but the tablet market has plenty of room to grow; we’ll see if Google can expand outward, or if it’s mostly eating its own Nexus tail with this new model.

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Does the high-res Nexus 7 beat out the iPad mini? Why has Apple’s average selling price gone down? Is Google’s new Chromecast dongle an Apple TV/Airplay killer?

We discuss all this and more on this week’s TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast. The show features John Biggs, Matt Burns, Jordan Crook, Chris Velazco, Darrell Etherington, and Romain Dillet. Packed house, I know.

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The Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor – celebrate Google’s gift to StreamTV. ChromeCast is cheap, small, simple, and extensible, just in time to kickoff the run up to Apple’s big move to the Big Screen. It’s a win-win for everybody involved, except maybe Microsoft and its XBox offering. Suddenly 3 screens and the cloud has shrunk to 2, or maybe 1.

It’s no cakewalk for Google, who must navigate and resolve desktop and mobile OSes and native hardware only seen briefly held to the ear of Eric Schmidt. But Chromecast altering the landscape, making the new Nexus 7 into a peripheral controller for the TV rather than the other way around, will shake up Hollywood’s world view just as Netflix is reprogramming our kids’ attention from channels to apps.

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LG Nexus 4 officially announced

Anyone who followed the smartphone scene would know that the LG Nexus 4 has been in the pipeline for quite some time already, and even Hurricane Sandy is unable to make a dent despite the botched Google event in New York City. Natural disasters or not, Google and LG have teamed up to announce the existence of the LG Nexus 4 in an official capacity today, touting a new smartphone that merges best-in-class hardware alongside the best of what Google offers.

Being part of the newest member of the Nexus family, the LG Nexus 4 will be available from next month onward in select markets. This also marks the first time that Google has worked with LG to build a Nexus device, having first partnered with HTC for their first Nexus, followed by the good people over at Samsung.

The LG Nexus 4 is no pushover in terms of hardware specifications for sure, where it will carry a high performance 8-megapixel camera which is capable of capturing stunning Photo Sphere images that lets you shoot photos in every direction which will come together later on. Not only that, you will be able to upload the photos using Instant Upload to the cloud, ensuring that you never need to suffer from the indignation of losing a captured image ever again.

In terms of its display, the Nexus 4 sports a vibrant 4.7″ True HD IPS Plus display at 1280 x 768 pixels resolution that is supported by Zerogap Touch technology. There will be gently curved glass edges that enables your finger to slide smoothly on and off the 320ppi screen that incidentally is protected by scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 2.

Other than that, the LG Nexus 4 will also run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, accompanied by 2GB RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box, in addition to the latest Google apps such as the newest version of Google Now which is built-in. There is no word on pricing, but it should reside on the high end side of things for sure.

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Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we go through the photos of the Sony Nexus X that were recently discovered. Then we talk about the leaked price rage that we may find for the iPad Mini later this month along with the possible storage and wireless variances. We then discuss Softbank’s recent purchase of Sprint, which still doesn’t necessarily mean anything good or bad for current customers. Then we go through our coverage of the LG Optimus G and our first impressions. We end today’s show by talking about Microsoft’s new Xbox music and what’s good and bad about it. All this and more after the break.
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