Cyber Monday Deal: Nexus 7 (2013) in 16GB or 32GB From eBay for $169 or $229 With Free Shipping

While you attempt to wait patiently for Motorola to get their sh*t together for today’s Moto X Cyber Monday deal, think about adding to your tech collection with this eBay deal on the 2013 Nexus 7 in either 16GB or 32GB. As long as supplies last, you can grab the 16GB model for $169 or the 32GB model for $229. That would be a $60 or $40 discount, respectively. Oh, you can get free shipping as well with an estimated arrival time of “on or before December 6″ for the 16GB version.

The 16GB Nexus 7 units are manufacturer refurbished; 32GB units are brand new.

eBay Links:  Nexus 7 16GB (2013) | Nexus 7 32GB (2013)

Deal: Staples Offering 1-day Only $50 Discount on Tablets, Brings Nexus 7 (2013) to $179.99

In a pre-Black Friday move, Staples has gone ahead and tossed out a coupon for $50 off of tablets priced $149.99 or more. This is a 1-day only deal here (it ends today), folks, so you may want to take advantage immediately. Tablets like the Nexus 7 (2013) are included, meaning the 16GB version at $229 can be had for $179. Not sure you’ll find a better deal than that.  (more…)

Deal: Brand New Nexus 7 (2012) in 16GB or 32GB on Groupon Starting at $119

Who doesn’t love a good late night deal? If you answered with an enthusiastic, “I DO!” and also are in need of an insanely cheap tablet that’s still quite capable, think about the latest deal through Groupon. For the next 3 days (or until they run out of inventory), you can pick up the 2012 Nexus 7 (yes, last year’s model) with either 16GB or 32GB of storage. The 16GB variant runs $119, while the 32GB model jumps up to $149.

I know that it might be painful to stomach a 2012 model, but keep in mind that these aren’t even refurbished units like we tend to see from online deal sites. According to the listing, these are brand new, never been touched, Nexus 7 tablets.  (more…)

PSA: What Some Device Owners Won’t See in Their Kit Kat Update

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.


Download: Android 4.4 (KRT16S) Official Update for Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 7 (2013)

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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…)

Quick Look: Official Nexus Wireless Charger for Nexus 5, 7, and 4

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.