Pure Android, from Google
Google's Nexus devices are sold directly from the Google Play Store, unlocked and running the latest version of the Android OS — Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Nexus line consists of four current devices — the Motorola Nexus 6 and LG-made Nexus 5 smartphones, and but a single tablet — the Nexus 9.
Nexus 9: The Nexus 9 was announced on Oct. 15, 2014, and represents the first...
Verizon is now pushing an update to the Nexus 7 which brings Android 5.1.1 to the tablet, along with a patch for the Stagefright exploit. The update brings a number of changes to the appearance and interaction on the tablet, as well as some behind the scenes changes.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 5 Aug 2015 7:02 pm
Google has posted new factory images for build LMY48I, which contains fixes for the Stagefright security exploit, for several Nexus devices. In all, the new build is available for the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 (LTE and WiFi), Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013, WiFi), Nexus 10, and Nexus 4.
A new factory image has been released for the 2013 Nexus 7, which is Android 5.1.1_r6 build LMY48G. This maintenance release likely addresses some issues that users faced with previous builds, though no exact change log is available right now.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 20 May 2015 7:40 pm
Google has posted the Android 5.1.1 factory image for the Nexus 9 (LTE) as the OTA rolls out to it, the Nexus 4, and Nexus 5.
Google has started pushing out Android 5.1.1 to three Nexus devices today: the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 9 (LTE). And if you're not up to waiting around, the factory images for all three devices have been posted as well.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 30 Apr 2015 8:28 pm
Google has released Android 5.1.1 factory images for the Nexus 7 (2013 Wi-Fi), Nexus 7 (2012 Wi-Fi), and Nexus 10 this evening.
The factory images will allow owners of the above devices to snag the latest version of Lollipop with build number LMY47V.
Google has released the first batch of factory images for the newly-announced Android 5.1 Lollipop for most capable Nexus devices.
Currently there are factory images available for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 2012 (Wifi and 3G), Nexus 7 2013 (Wifi and LTE), Nexus 10 and even Nexus Player — but we're still waiting on the Nexus 9, sadly.
There's much speculation each year surrounding who Google will pick to manufacture the next Nexus phone or tablet. And while in recent weeks rumors have swirled around the possibility of a Huawei-made Nexus, a report from a Korean publication claims this may be LG's year.
Even if it's since been supplanted by the Nexus 9, the 2013 edition of the Nexus 7 is still a good deal at just $169.99. That deal, good for today only and only at Woot.com, knocks $60 off the list price of the 7-inch Nexus tablet. And ever since it disappeared off Google Play, that normal list price is still in the $200-230 range at resellers like Amazon.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 30 Jan 2015 4:45 pm
If you're still rocking a 2013-era Nexus 7 with LTE, or a 2012 mobile version, we've got some great news today. Google has just dropped the Lollipop factory images for the both devices, and they're version 5.0.2 to boot.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 15 Jan 2015 5:28 pm
Google has just posted the factory image of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi. Now that the factory images have been pushed, an OTA update is sure to be around the corner.
Google has just posted the factory image of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for the WiFi version of the 2012 Nexus 7. This follows the rollout of the Android 5.0.1 on many Nexus devices recently. With the factory image up, an OTA update can't be too far away, and we'll keep you posted on AndroidCentral if we see Android 5.0.2 on other Nexus smartphones and tablets.
New Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 5, 7, 10 and 9
Android 5.0 Lollipop is upon us! The Nexus 9 tablet tablet has been on sale for a good while, but today the first Lollipop updates have started to become available for Nexus devices in the form of factory images. At the time of writing we're seeing Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (Wifi-only, 2013 + 2014...
As promised, Google has just published an updated set of preview images for Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). The new developer preview is based on build lpx13d.
The first "Android L" developer preview arrived shortly after Google I/O, and was updated in early August with Google Fit support (and little else). It's unclear how much new stuff is in these latest preview...
If you're interested in snagging the original Nexus 7 from Google, circa 2012, then Groupon has a deal for you for both the 16 GB and the 32 GB WiFi-only variants. The 16 GB is now selling for $119.99 on the deals site while the 32 GB edition is just a tad more for $124.99, which may be the better option for users. To sweeten the deal, the tablet comes bundled with a travel cover.
It looks like Virgin America will be outfitting crew members with new Nexus 7 tablets, with the slates being badges as the CrewPad. The new CrewPad, which is based on Google's Nexus 7 hardware, will replace existing tablets in the fleet and provide crew members with a more efficient way to service guests on flights.
Just over a year after it took over the 7-inch Android tablet market with the original Nexus 7, Google released an updated version bearing the same name. The so-called "New Nexus 7" or "Nexus 7 (2013)" was again built by ASUS and keeps the same screen size, but picks up improvements across the board.
It had a much higher resolution 1920x1200 display, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and...
After a bit of speculation as to whether Google would be updating the Android L developer preview before it launched into a full product, Google has just posted new Android L images for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). This latest release, which carries the version number LPV81C (up from LPV79), includes support for the recently-announced Google Fit platform, but considering the small bump in...
Google surprised us yesterday with not just a new version of Android, dubbed Android L, but also the announcement of early preview builds to let developers get to grips with the new OS. Today, on the second day of Google I/O, we've finally gotten our hands on the Android L preview for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 and taken it for a spin. And while everything's not quite in place yet — as we'd expect...