Download: Android 5.0.2 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated: Nexus 10)

Updated 1/20:  Nexus 10 link added.

Now that Android 5.0.2 factory images have been posted for more devices (Nexus 7 2013 and Nexus 10) and over-the-air (OTA) updates are starting to rollout, it’s about time that we give you a post to bookmark that will continue to be updated. So even as the update hits the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and other Nexus tablets or phones, we will update this post.  (more…)

Download: Android 5.0.2 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated)

Update 2/2:  Nexus 7 Mobile links (both 2012 and 2013) added.

Update 1/20:  Nexus 10 link added.

Now that Android 5.0.2 factory images have been posted for more devices (Nexus 7 2013 and Nexus 10) and over-the-air (OTA) updates are starting to rollout, it’s about time that we give you a post to bookmark that will continue to be updated. So even as the update hits the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and other Nexus tablets or phones, we will update this post.  (more…)

Reminder: DL Deals Double Nexus Giveaway is Only Open for 2 More Days!

As a quick reminder, we wanted to point out that the Double Nexus Giveaway through the DL Deals shop ends in two days. If you have yet to enter or increase your chances of winning by entering in all of the social-sharing-ways possible, you should do so soon. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM CDT on 1/12/15.

To recap, the Double Nexus Giveaway is your chance to win both a Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. To enter, you only need to sign-up to receive emails from the DL Deals shop, but can also enter in additional ways by sharing on Twitter or Google+. And that’s it!

Giveaway Link

Download: Android 5.0.1 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated: 5.0.2)

Update 12/24:  Added Android 5.0.2 link for the Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi.

Update 12/15:  Added Nexus 5 link! (Cheers Dustin!)

Update 12/10:  Added Nexus 4 link. Also added Nexus 6 link.

Android 5.0.1 OTA updates are starting to pop-up for most of the Nexus devices, which isn’t all that surprising after seeing the new Android version hit AOSP yesterday with factory images shortly behind it. The first three devices to receive build LRX22C are the Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi, and Nexus 10. But don’t be surprised if the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi, and Nexus 6 updates aren’t far behind them.

As is the case each time new OTA updates rollout for Nexus devices, we have started a running list of the updates that can be sideloaded, along with instructions for flashing them. We will continue to update this list as more device updates pop up. Also, as a reminder, we only provide the direct-from-Google download links, so these are as safe as can be.  (more…)

Giveaway: Nexus 9 Magic Covers Up For Grabs!

The Nexus 9 is arguably the best Android tablet available today (our review). It feels great in hand, sports a user-friendly 4:3 aspect ratio, and has specs to compete with anyone. So should you have purchased one over the last month (or expect to receive one as a present next week), we wouldn’t be shocked. This is a really nice tablet. But what if you could make it better, for free?

Well, you can, by winning one of the two Nexus 9 Magic Covers that we picked up last week and have to give away to a couple of lucky DL readers. We have both the Lime Stone and Mint Indigo covers (our two favorite colorways) on hand, ready to be magnetically attached to your brand new tablet.  (more…)

Nexus 9 Magic Cover in Black Leather Shows Up at Best Buy

The Nexus 9 Magic Cover has been available on Google Play for the better part of a week now. After spending some time with it, we decided that while it looks pretty and is a bold idea for a minimal tablet cover, in practice it’s probably not worth its $39 price tag. We also noted that during our time with it, that Google Play mentioned leather versions (both black and natural colors) were coming at some point in the future, though they had yet to surface in an official listing. Until today.

Best Buy is listing the black leather version of the Nexus 9’s Magic Cover for a whopping $49. It isn’t in-stock yet, so you can’t buy it even if you wanted to. But hey, another option on what will likely be another overpriced Nexus accessory.

Any takers?  (more…)