The Android 5.0 “Lollipop” over-the-air (OTA) updates are starting to arrive to more and more devices, which means that we are finally starting to capture some of the .zip files that can be shared with you for manual updating on your Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013 and 2012), Nexus 4, and Nexus 10.
As a reminder, Google rolls out updates in stages, so that they can catch bugs and make sure the process isn’t destroying millions of devices. Assuming the updates go well, they begin to update additional batches of devices each day. But, if you have a .zip file directly from Google for your particular device, you can manually update in a couple of steps (without root).
Each time a new OTA update rolls out for the Nexus line, we have made it a habit of putting them all together for you in a simple list, along with instructions. With Lollipop, things haven’t changed. (more…)
Android 5.0 “Lollipop“ factory images are now available for the Nexus 5 (LRX21O), Nexus 7 (2012 WiFi, LRX21P), Nexus 7 (2013 WiFi, LRX21P), and the Nexus 10 (LRX21P). We also have a new set of images for the Nexus 9 (LRX21Q).
We are still waiting for the Nexus 6 images to appear, along with Nexus 4 and mobile versions of the 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7. Those mobile versions could be a while, but we aren’t sure what’s up with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 6.
Download them below! If you need instructions on how to flash these files, check out this factory image tutorial. (more…)
According to the official Android Twitter account, Android 5.0 “Lollipop” has begun rolling out to “most” Nexus devices. As was previously confirmed, the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013), and the Nexus 10 will all see the update to 5.0 (Google Play Edition devices too). (more…)
The new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 from Google will of course feature Android 5.0 Lollipop, but anyone who still rocks any other Nexus device has been holding their breath, waiting to see if Google planned to shower them with updates as well.
Today, good news comes for owners of the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and any Google Play Edition device. Android 5.0 is confirmed for you in the coming weeks. (more…)
A day after Google posted up the Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P) factory image for the Nexus 7 (2013) “mobile,” the device is receiving an update over-the-air to the build.
The update is tiny (2.4MB), as you would expect, but does finally bring the device up to the most current version of Android, right along side its brothers, the Nexus 4, 5, 7 (2012), and 10.
NewEgg’s eBay shop is hosting a deal today on the Nexus 7 (2013) with 16GB of storage that is one of the lowest prices you will see. At $129 for a “manufacturer refurbished” unit, you probably won’t find a better deal than this on last year’s Nexus tablet. Actually, you may not see many more of these deals with the Nexus 9 close to release – we would imagine that resellers are going to do whatever they can to blast through remaining inventory on last year’s model, if they haven’t already.
Update: The Nexus 7 (2013) deal has returned, once again. With a new Nexus 9 tablet on the horizon, we may not see deals like this for much longer.
Still haven’t picked up the Nexus 7 (2013) after the countless deals that we have shared? Well, here is another one. Today’s deal includes the 32GB variant for $159.99, which is more than $100 off the original retail price. The device is “manufacture refurbished,” but you know what that means by now – the manufacturer has had a chance to work out defects or kinks.
Not much else to say with this one; you have seen this deal countless times.
Note: This deal was posted back in mid August, but it has returned at the same price and with the same leather case. $129 isn’t a bad deal.
We don’t know if Google will ever release another Nexus 7 tablet. In fact, the only rumors of a new Nexus tablet center around an HTC-made device with a metal body and an 8.9-inch display. So if you plan to buy a Nexus 7, like last year’s model, you are quickly running out of time. Google has sold out of almost all versions of the Nexus 7 (2013) through Google Play without re-stocking them for weeks. The only two available are the 32GB LTE model in black or the 16GB WiFi-only version, both of which go in and out of stock on the daily.
If the 16GB WiFi-only version is of interest, hit up eBay’s daily deal today. You can grab a “manufacturer refurbished” 16GB Nexus 7 (2013) for $129, but that also includes a free leather case and free standard shipping. The device retailed brand new for $229. Not a bad deal.