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.
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.
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 11 Dec 2014 4:04 pm
Take a few easy steps to verify that the file you downloaded is the file you wanted
Having a Nexus means you're provided with factory restore images should you want to revert anything you might have done to the system software. It's a failsafe, and the easiest way to return everything to the way it's "supposed" to be. More than a few people with Nexus phones use them — both for their intended...
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.
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 23 Jun 2014 5:20 pm
Nexus phones are easy to update by design — here's how to take advantage of that
More people than ever own a Nexus device. From the introduction of the Nexus One in January 2010, and through the subsequent releases to the Nexus 6 in 2014, the numbers keep growing. Plus, we've got the Nexus 7 tablets (one name, two models from 2012 and 2013) that are still popular devices, as well as the new...
Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 all included — no sign of OTAs just yet
Google has just posted Android 4.4.4 factory images for several Nexus devices, following up seemingly randomly after the very publicized release of Android 4.4.3, which has recently just finished rolling out OTA. The images have just appeared on Google's Factory Image page, with no further announcement or information on what is...
New Android version brings redesigned Phone app along with anticipated bug fixes
In an effort to create a balance in the force, Google has dropped the Android 4.4.3 image for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2013 (excluding the LTE version at present), Nexus 7 2012, Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 on their downloads page. It's a 440-465MB download, and you'll need fastboot set up to install it. We've not yet seen...
Save a few bucks on the first-generation Nexus 7 if you're on a budget
It seems there's always a steady stream of deals for last-generation device, and the Nexus 7 (2012) is up for sale on Woot! today for $149. That's a good price considering this is the 32GB variant, and while there isn't a 3G option like the latest Groupon deal we covered, most looking for a budget device will be fine with...
Not a unique deal, but one you can jump on easily if you're in need of a solid tablet
If you're looking for a cheap way to pick up a solid tablet, the Nexus 7 (2012) is always a good fallback when compared to other tablets in its price range. Groupon is offering a deal right now for the Nexus 7 32GB Wifi for $149, or 32GB 3G (that's HSPA+ in this case) for $189 through its online store.
Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 — Google's 'pure Android' mobile devices
Google's Nexus devices are sold directly from the Google Play Store, unlocked and running the latest version of Android, 4.4 KitKat. The Nexus line consists of three current devices -- the Nexus 5 smartphone, and two tablets, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.
LG Nexus 5
The current Nexus smartphone, launched on Oct. 31, 2013 along...
Same case, louder color option
Google Play is again expanding its Nexus accessory ranks with a new color of the Nexus 7 Sleeve. Now sitting alongside the black, grey and yellow options is a new bright red version adorned with the same subtle "Nexus" branding and black accent stitching. The sleeve offers a good bit of protection for either generation of the Nexus 7 as well.
We're starting to...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 13 Jan 2014 3:59 pm
Nexus 5 support also on hold for the time being
The poor Galaxy Nexus just can't catch a break. It, along with the Nexus 10 and the 2012 version of the Nexus 7 have been dropped from Ubuntu Touch support by Canonical. Also, support for the Nexus 5 is on hold. Of course, the question everyone has is why.
Alexander Sack explains on the Ubuntu-phone team mailing list. The folks behind the project...
A Google-sanctioned way to return to the latest stock build
Update: It looks like the broken links are now fixed. Go grab your factory images!
Original Story: Following tightly (as usual) behind the broad release of Android 4.4.2 over the air, full factory images of the latest build of Android for Nexus devices are now available. If you have a Nexus 4, 5, 7 (2012 and 2013) or 10, you now have...
Google gives us a $49 Qi-compatible charger that you'll actually want to use.
Once you switch to wireless charging full-time, you might well wonder how you ever lived without it. Sure, plugging a microUSB cable into your phone is easy. But we are lazy creatures. (And we can all agree that mono-directional USB plugs are asinine, right?)
Enter wireless charging. It's had its hiccups, to be sure...
Google now has the three main Nexus 5 accessories in stock — that includes the bumper cases, QuickCover and wireless charger — available for purchase.
First, the links:
Nexus 5 Quick Cover (white or black) for $49.99
Nexus 5 Bumper Case (yellow or red) $34.99
Nexus Wireless Charger (Works with Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7) for $49.99 — U.S. and Canada only, apparently.
We've yet to...
Return to stock or update to the latest version on your Nexus 7
Along with the Nexus 4, all versions of the Nexus 7 have also received Android 4.4 factory images. Even though the OTA update to KitKat hasn't come to the Nexus 7 variants that have mobile data, all four variants of the smaller Nexus tablet have factory images available.
If you're willing to put a little time into it you can use...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 13 Nov 2013 4:34 pm
With the right tools and a little knowledge, there's no need to wait for your OTA
Update: Nexus 7 (2012) link has been added. Get to flashing!
Update 2: And the Nexus 10 is now good to go.
The Android 4.4 update has started rolling out to the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets around the world. But if your tablet has yet to receive the update, then don't despair — we've got a quick walkthrough...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 12 Nov 2013 9:03 pm
Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 with mobile data to receive update 'soon'
Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013 Wifi models) and Nexus 10 users may want to start checking for the big update right about now, as the OTA to KitKat has been released into the wild according to the official Android Google+ account. To accept the OTA as-is, you'll need to be running the latest stock build from Google, though an unlocked boot...
Google expanding its accessory options, but they can't be ordered just yet
While the Nexus 5 and its associated accessories hit the Play Store today, Google quietly also updated the case offerings for the Nexus 7 and HP Chromebook 11. The Nexus 7 Sleeve, which was released back in August and works with either generation of the tablet, has picked up a neon yellow and subtle grey color. The...
Yeah, yeah. The new Nexus 5 is the first with Android 4.4. But if you're sitting on one of those other Nexus devices — as in 2012's Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, and the Nexus 7 (we presume both the 2012 and 2013 versions of it), know this: You'll be getting KitKat in the coming weeks as well.
In addition, the Google Play Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One also will be updated.
Here's the exact word...
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