Just as we hinted in our Google Play gift card post (which is still open for entries), we have a few surprises for folks looking to score a sweet early Christmas present. We are giving away a Nexus 7 32GB (2013) tablet, in your color choice of either White or Black. The Nexus 7 is one of our favorite Android tablets, and we are pretty sure it needs no introduction.
The contest is as simple as ever, with us only asking that you follow the Rafflecopter widget rules (leave a comment and then think about following us on your favorite social networks).
Let’s do it. (more…)
On the day that Google introduced two new Google Play Edition devices, we also were treated to the arrival of an official Folio case for the 2013 Nexus 7. At $49.99, it’s not exactly cheap, though we wouldn’t expect official Nexus accessories to be cheap these days. After seeing the official (and poorly designed) Nexus 5 Bumper drop in at $34.99, the price of this Folio is right about where one would envision it to be. But as always, we like to pick-up all official Nexus accessories to give them some run and see if Google has created the perfectly designed compliment for their device lineup. (more…)
Even though Google’s GEL or Google Experience Launcher is currently an exclusive to the Nexus 5, we’re all well aware of its capabilities on other devices running Android 4.1+. In fact, the last Google Search update from mid-November brought compatibility with the new launcher to all sorts of devices, assuming you had the new GoogleHome.apk sideloaded. But compatibility is one thing, functioning correctly and not looking like garbage is another. (more…)
We know that plenty of electronics retailers have the Nexus 7 (2013) on sale these days, but Office Depot currently has the best offer. The office supply store has slashed prices on both the 16GB and 32GB versions, but are also offering free next-day shipping. For $179 ($50 off), you can grab the 16GB version, and for $229 ($40 off) you can grab the 32GB version.
The deal is good both in stores and online, so if you have a nearby Office Depot, don’t be afraid to stop by a store or at least check availability. There is a limit of 1 per customer.
Office Depot Links: Nexus 7 (16GB) | Nexus 7 (32GB)
Update: We’ve received word from at least one store that shows you can also receive a $20 Office Depot gift card upon purchase from today through December 14.
Cheers Scott, Hunter, and Ben!
Go get your Android 4.4.2 (build KOT49H) factory images. They have now been posted for the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (all 2013 and 2012 models), and the Nexus 10. Oh, binaries too.
Factory Images | Binaries
Best Buy is currently hosting a 1-day online sale for the 2013 Nexus 7 with 16GB of storage for $194.99. That’s a $35 discount, or the exact price of a new Chromecast should you not own one yet. I’m not sure you’ll find a better deal anywhere, especially on a new unit which this appears to be.
With X-mas only two weeks from today, I’d say you just found someone an amazing present. (more…)
A new folio case just hit Google Play for the Nexus 7 (2013). It comes in either Bright Red or Black, and both will run you $49.99. With the case, you can keep your tablet safe by covering up its glass with the cover, which features magnets for “smart” screen on and screen off action. Plus, you can also use it as a stand while watching a movie or TV show or lower it for typing. (more…)
Google released the Nexus 7 in White this morning to Google Play, coming in a WiFi-only model with 32GB of storage. The tablet will run you $269.99, but it does come with $35 of Google Play credit thanks to the deal Google is current hosting for the holidays. (more…)