Don’t be surprised if an update to Android 5.0.1 shows up on your Nexus device in the near future. Google seems to have just pushed it to AOSP as Android 5.0.1_r1, which is also known as build LRX22C. (more…)
Desperately need a phone and tablet, but don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend and do not care if they are a couple of years old or refurbished? Check out Expansys and all of their Black Friday weekend deals, including this one, which will land you a Nexus 4 (16GB) and Nexus 7 (2012, 16GB) for $179. Oh, they will even throw in a Nexus 4 bumper too, all for under $200.
Again, neither product is new (both are refurbished) and each is likely to show its age very soon (both are two years old at this point), but still, if you need something now or a cheap present combo, think about it. And as a reminder, the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2012) are also running Lollipop! (more…)
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.
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.