Not that finding a Nexus 4 is as difficult as it once was, but Google still wants the process to be simple, especially for those who want to buy the phone in person, rather than via Google Play. Through their newly launched Nexus Store Locator, users can search for both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7, to find stores nearby.
As one would expect, the Nexus 4 finder will only list T-Mobile stores for now, since that’s the only retailer currently selling the phone. For the Nexus 7, I came up with a bunch of Gamestop stores, though the device is available at other electronics dealers. (more…)
The factory images for the Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) update that was released this week to a number of Nexus devices have now been posted. We’re seeing images for the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7 (HSPA+ too), and Galaxy Nexus (both “takju” and “yakju”).
Be sure to download for your specific device, they may come in handy down the road if you ever need to restore your device to a factory state, flash a stock recovery, or save yourself from a ROM flashing misstep.
It also appears that 4.2.1 images have been removed. You can download the new images at the source link below.
Via: Google Developers
And after the Nexus 7 comes the Nexus 10 Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) update.
Just like with the N7′s update, you’ll need to be on stock JOP40D in order to flash this file. (more…)
A couple of reports over at reddit and XDA this evening point to a rollout of a new update to the GSM Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. The update, as one would expect, is Android 4.2.2. We have seen this build a couple of times now, though we had no idea when to expect it. That time could be now.
The reports aren’t all that clear as to what may be included. Some think that Bluetooth streaming could be slightly improved, however, some of the earlier updatees have mentioned that it’s not perfect. Other than that, we won’t know for sure until it hits our own devices.
We have checked multiple Nexus 7s, a Nexus 10, a couple of GSM Galaxy Nexus phones, and my Nexus 4 and have come up empty. If you see it, be sure to let us know. Don’t forget to try to grab the link to the update file as well. (more…)
After a brief vacation from the Google Play store, the Samsung Nexus 10 is back in stock in both sizes. For whatever reason, it changed to “temporarily out of stock” on the night before the Nexus 4 returned and then failed to return until now. If you were waiting for this moment, go do work.
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According to Bright Side of News, a site which focuses on the semi-conductor industry, Google has prepared a new version of its Nexus 10 that will be shown off at MWC next month. After releasing the original tablet with a dual-core Exynos 5 processor and Mali-T604 GPU, the “general feeling” in the industry was that the tablet was a bit underpowered and that a new version could replace it with a beefed up chipset. (more…)
Now that X-mas is over, and you probably have some cash or gift cards to spend on the tech goodies that Santa was unable to bring you, you are probably wondering what the Nexus stock situation is, right? Still not good, unfortunately.
If you want a Nexus 4 or Nexus 10 in either size, you are out of luck. Both are listed as “Sold Out” in big, bold, red print. There is no telling when these two will return.
The Nexus 7 is in stock though, at least in both 32GB variants. Both the WiFi-only and HSPA+ 32GB versions are shipping in “less than one week.”
Via: Google Play
Since release, the POGO pins on the bottom of the Nexus 10 have gone unused thanks to a lack of accessories that can take advantage of them. We’ve seen a charger or two pop up on various Android forums, but today, we get one on eBay that can actually be purchased for $19.99 and will ship around December 28. (more…)