LTE Nexus 7 update

Unclear yet what's changed in new build JLS36I

We've seen some minor updates to Android 4.3 in the couple of months since it first arrived, but today it seems Google's OS may have finally graduated to version 4.3.1. An over-the-air update now seems to be pushing out with the incremented OS version, with the LTE Nexus 7 being the first to get it.

The update weighs 16.6MB and brings the Nexus 7 LTE up to Android 4.3.1, build JLS36I — and although it's unclear specifically what's changed in the new build, previous point releases have mainly been minor, bug-fixing updates. We've popped in an AT&T SIM for good measure and are sad to report that tethering still is a no-go.

We'll keep our eyes peeled for the arrival of 4.3.1 on other Nexus phones and tablets. In the meantime be sure to hit the comments and let us know if you see the new version of Android on your device.

Source: XDA; Thanks for the tip, Todd!


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Android 4.3.1 update rolling out to LTE Nexus 7


I was wondering if I should get the LTE version just in case I would be using it where I didn't have wifi. Couldn't imagine except as a large navigation device. But even that seems far fetched since it would only be legally mounted below windshield as in faux in dash. My HTC smartphone is currently an excellent navigation device among all other uses.

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i've seen some cool custom set ups where people have installed 7 in tablets in their dashboards as opposed to some overpriced and underpowered double DIN head unit. try youtubing "tablet head unit", pretty nice stuff.

Hopefully it fixes the black bar that appears just before you clear all of your recent apps. It's so annoying.

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I have it on my nexus 4 as well! Its so frustrating!! I use a lwp to avoid it...

Sent from my White Nexus 4!!

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Just give some money for your ads rather than posting your site links on technical forums.

Like most X.X.1 updates this probably has no new features but rather adds bug fixes so OEMs can have a more finished AOSP product for their roms.

Probably my Gnex's last stock OTA... Sorry, I'm getting a little emotional... :(

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Yeah I've read that! But we don't know if the update is just for the LTE or for all the devices yet do we?

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The LTE can't be the first of nothing ... it's the first of many. Anyway, using simple logic, every single version number iteration has always rolled out to all Nexus devices that can support it. Being that 4.3.1 is not a major update, it will likely get rolled out to all devices that currently support 4.3.

Anything else you want me to think for you?

Not always...Could be a bug fix for the LTE radios that the wifi version will never need...Followed by a 4.4 update in a month, for ALL.

What was that about thinking?

Yeah that's what I'm thinking, well someone is actually thinking for me because I can't think for myself! I think!

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If Google begins doing version numbers based on specific bug fixes for specific devices, don't go whining about version i a few years.

Now name me a version that has been only for a specific device. Just one, do it.

Maybe it's so that way Verizon will stop whining about putting the Nexus 7 on their network and now the Nexus 7 with this update magically will be okay by them?

yeah I've just downloaded it to my LTE version (Three UK). Just expecting it to be minor bug changes, can't see any major difference, but hey ho.

Damn, apparently I can only download this small update on Wifi only until October 5th... I've never seen that type of restriction before... Oh well I will download it tonight when I get home and see if I can find any "slight" changes.

Just got my N7 a few days ago, update came today. don't know enough to see minor diffs. Still a bit disappointed that I turn off keyboard input sounds and they persist in some apps, and simple things crash, like calculator. Hoping all this gets sorted. My GNex by comparison has been a dream, guess I was spoiled by it.