Deal: Nexus 7 (2013) 16GB is Still Just $149 at Groupon, But Only for a Few More Hours

At this point, we are well past being able to say, “Here is a great last minute X-mas present idea!,” so now we are simply sharing good deals that you might want to consider. For, the next six hours (at least as I type this out), you need to decide if you need the Nexus 7 (2013) in your life. If you decide that you do, well, then $149.99 is all it will cost you for the 16GB model through Groupon.

This tablet may be over a year old now, but you won’t have any trouble finding lovers of Google’s last 7-inch tablet. Originally priced at $229, this tablet was a steal from day one. At $149 for a brand new one, this is just pure robbery.

Groupon Link

Download: Android 5.0.1 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated: Nexus 5)

Update 12/15:  Added Nexus 5 link! (Cheers Dustin!)

Update 12/10:  Added Nexus 4 link. Also added Nexus 6 link.

Android 5.0.1 OTA updates are starting to pop-up this afternoon for a handful of Nexus devices, which isn’t all that surprising after seeing the new Android version hit AOSP yesterday with factory images shortly behind it. The first three devices to receive build LRX22C are the Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi, and Nexus 10. But don’t be surprised if the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi, and Nexus 6 updates aren’t far behind them.

As is the case each time new OTA updates rollout for Nexus devices, we have started a running list of the updates that can be sideloaded, along with instructions for flashing them. We will continue to update this list as more device updates pop up. Also, as a reminder, we only provide the direct-from-Google download links, so these are as safe as can be.  (more…)

Download: Android 5.0.1 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated)

Android 5.0.1 OTA updates are starting to pop-up this afternoon for a handful of Nexus devices, which isn’t all that surprising after seeing the new Android version hit AOSP yesterday with factory images shortly behind it. The first three devices to receive build LRX22C are the Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi, and Nexus 10. But don’t be surprised if the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi, and Nexus 6 updates aren’t far behind them.

As is the case each time new OTA updates rollout for Nexus devices, we have started a running list of the updates that can be sideloaded, along with instructions for flashing them. We will continue to update this list as more device updates pop up. Also, as a reminder, we only provide the direct-from-Google download links, so these are as safe as can be.  (more…)

Deal: Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB for $185 on eBay

Now that Google has stopped selling (and listing) the Nexus 7 (2013) through Google Play, we are seeing the device show up far less frequently in deal sections across the web. For a time, you could find a deal on Google’s last 7-incher on the daily at sites like eBay, but those times are no longer upon us. So, when we saw the device show up today in a listing as “manufacturer refurbished” and with 32GB of storage, we wanted to share.

This may be one of the last sales for the Nexus 7. At this point, after the dozens of fire sales on them, I can’t imagine there are many left. If you need one final X-mas present or need a solid tablet for yourself, you may want to hop on this.

eBay Link

Download: Android 5.0.1 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated)

Update 12/24:  Added Android 5.0.2 link for the Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi.

Update 12/15:  Added Nexus 5 link! (Cheers Dustin!)

Update 12/10:  Added Nexus 4 link. Also added Nexus 6 link.

Android 5.0.1 OTA updates are starting to pop-up for most of the Nexus devices, which isn’t all that surprising after seeing the new Android version hit AOSP yesterday with factory images shortly behind it. The first three devices to receive build LRX22C are the Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi, and Nexus 10. But don’t be surprised if the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi, and Nexus 6 updates aren’t far behind them.

As is the case each time new OTA updates rollout for Nexus devices, we have started a running list of the updates that can be sideloaded, along with instructions for flashing them. We will continue to update this list as more device updates pop up. Also, as a reminder, we only provide the direct-from-Google download links, so these are as safe as can be.  (more…)

The Droid Life Gift Guide [2014]

We are nearing Christmas (three weeks away!), plus it is now officially the holiday season, so that means it is a time for giving. If you need help picking out something special for that tech-savvy person in your life, allow the DL Gift Guide to help you make the right decision.

From phones to tablets, each of the DL staff gives their top recommendations, as well as an oddball gift that may or may not quite belong in the tech category. Along with each product, we do our best to sell you on why these would make great gifts for your loved ones.

Have at it.  (more…)