We received an email last night from a reader in distress. He had updated his Nexus 7 (2012) to Android 4.4, and was saddened by the changes he didn’t see after installing the newest version of the OS. Given that there are probably a few people who will run into the same issue, we wanted to quickly go over what some device owners can expect not to see when updating their devices to Kit Kat.
Nexus 7 owners, it’s time to get your Kit Kat on once again. Last week, Google released the OTA zip files for build KRT16O, but this week, a new build is available, KRT16S. You will need to be sure of which build you are running, before you go diving into files included below. Some of you may have already been updated to KRT16O so you’ll need a different file than those who are still on Android 4.3. (more…)
Just in time for the holiday season, Amazon is selling both models of the new Nexus 7 for about $30 off. Usually priced at $229.99, the 16GB model can be purchased for a flat $199.99, and the 32GB model can be had for only $239.99. It’s a pretty sweet deal on a tablet that performs insanely well. (more…)
Did you pick up the official Nexus Wireless Charger that went on sale through Google Play yesterday? I can imagine that the $49.99 price tag made some of you hesitate on pulling on the trigger, so as always, we picked one (or two) up to give it a quick spin and share our thoughts. For those not familiar, the Nexus Wireless Charger (NWC) is officially supported by the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), and Nexus 4, since each has wireless charging built-in. With that said, I would be surprised if this charger didn’t work with other wireless charging-capable devices like the new DROID line. Unfortunately, we don’t have those in house any longer, so we won’t be able to test.
We love a good deal, especially on Nexus devices, so hurry on over to Staples and enter in a special coupon code to receive $50 off any tablet priced over $150. You also get free shipping, so this deal can’t be beat. The Nexus 7 2013 16GB can be had for just $179 (usually priced at $229) or the 32GB model for $219 (usually priced at $269). (more…)
After pushing out official Android 4.4 OTA updates to a handful of WiFi Nexus devices earlier in the week, Google has now made factory images and binaries available to even more. As of now, we’ve got Android 4.4 build KRT16O factory image and binary files for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2013 (both WiFi and LTE), and Nexus 7 2012 (both WiFi and data). Nothing yet for the Nexus 10, even though its OTA update has already begun to roll out. (more…)
Google announced last night that owners of the 2012 Nexus 7 tablet should expect to see the Android 4.4 KRT16O update rolling out to their devices shortly. For those of us that are impatient, the link to the OTA zip file is now available, so here it is for anyone that doesn’t like waiting in line. (more…)
Last night, Google announced that we should start to see Android 4.4 updates for the Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi models, along with one for the Nexus 10. The update as build KRT16O for the 2013 Nexus 7 began pushing last night and is now available for sideloading should it not have popped up on your device yet. Below we have the official link directly from Google for the update file (more…)