Google adds Nexus Charging Accessory and Nexus 7 Case to Google Play

All the Nexus Accessories!! Google has updated the Devices section of Google Play this morning with more accessories for their line of Nexus devices. The two new additions include a 'Nexus Charging Accessory' (read: Charger) and the Nexus 7 Case. The Nexus 7 Case is a stylish looking flip cover, the new case is a much more quality case than the travel cover that was released initially. The new Nexus 7 cover is also an update on the 'Premium Case' which Asus sell online in their Australian Accessory store. With its foldable cover, the Nexus 7 cover can act... Continue reading

Good Deal: Nexus 10 16GB just $309 from Kogan

Looking for a good deal on a 10" Android tablet? Kogan is currently sending an email out announcing that they've dropped the price on the Nexus 10 to just $309 plus delivery($33.99). It's WiFi only tablet - there never was an LTE or 3G/HSPA version - but runs a more than full HD (2560x1600) resolution on a 10¨ screen, which combined with the 1.7 GHz Dual-Core Exynos 5250 CPU, 2GB of RAM and dual front facing speakers makes for a beautiful Media player. It runs stock Android 4.2 out of the box, but is still... Continue reading

Rumour: HTC to produce a “high-end” Nexus tablet later this year

Rumours are circulating today that HTC is working on a "high end" Nexus tablet for release sometime later this year. A report by Focus Taiwan has stated that HTC Corp is said to have won orders for a high-end model in the Google Nexus tablet line that will begin shipping in the third quarter of 2014. We could be seeing a replacement Nexus 10 or, given the timing of previous launches, a replacement for the current 2013 model Nexus 7. This would be a boost for HTC, who manufactured the original Nexus One for Google and... Continue reading

The 32GB Nexus 10 is now out of stock on Google Play

We're no closer to any sort of announcement of a replacement, but it appears that stock levels on the Nexus 10 - at least in the 32GB storage capacity - are depleting with the 32GB Nexus 10 no longer available for order on the Australian Google Play store. The current stock status of the 32GB Nexus 10 currently advises 'We are out of stock. Please check back soon'. Indicating that there may be more stock inbound, but with the Nexus 10 now over 14 months old - released to Google Play on November 14th 2012 - you have to... Continue reading

Good Deal: Nexus 10 16GB just $329 from Kogan

Over a year after its release by Google - and no replacement model in sight - the Nexus 10 is still a go to recommendation for people who are interested in a 10¨ Android tablet and Kogan has just dropped the price on the 16GB Nexus 10 for 24 hours down to $329. There's a small discrepancy on the Kogan website, with the device currently going into the shopping basket at $329, but it would be worth grabbing it and arguing the $20 difference at a later stage.Kogan have now updated the website and it's showing as $329, they're also... Continue reading

Android 4.4.2 rolling out days after 4.4.1 update

Just days after Google released Android 4.4.1 for its Nexus range of devices, the search giant has pushed out an update to Android 4.4.2, rolling out to Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 devices this morning. The official changelog remains unchanged, acknowledging camera fixes for the Nexus 5, and bug fixes and performance improvements for other devices in the range. With the update applied, we're seeing the following version details on a Nexus 5: Android version: 4.4.2 Kernel: 3.4.0-gadb2201 #1 Wed Nov 20... Build: KOT49H We've got the following download links... Continue reading

Google Pushing out Android 4.4 KitKat Build KRT16S – Minor Bug Fix

It appears that Google is doing some behind the scenes magic, pushing out an OTA update to all Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners. Having run this on one of our Nexus 7 (2013)'s just now, we can confirm the update is small -- only 3.4MB for the Nexus 7 (2013) -- so the size for other devices is probably about the same, but we can't be sure. On the post on Android Building, Google advises: The source code for a bugfix build (KRT16S) is being pushed to kitkat-release and will be tagged as android-4.4_r1.2. This... Continue reading

Nexus 10 Rumours: Is there fire where there’s smoke?

There's been a flurry of rumours and renders recently about a new Nexus 10 tablet, as you'd expect at the one year anniversary of the availability of the original Nexus 10 (13 November 2012). Ausdroid has been ignoring much of the speculation and "artist interpretations", because we try to only bring you probable and strong rumours, rather than every render that someone bakes up at home and then tries to pass off as the real deal. Many sites are publishing material that they claim to be leaks of a new Nexus 10 (apparently due to be released on November... Continue reading

Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10 OTA links now available to download manually

The OTA updates for the Nexus 7(2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10 were announced yesterday by Google and they've been tracked down by zealous Android developers on XDA-Developers and the direct links to the OTA links have been made public. While no factory images have been released as yet, they should be here shortly based on the release of the updates. The update is to Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) KRT160 and will give you all the goodies that go along with it. Nexus 7 Wi-Fi only versions(3G/LTE versions will come soon : Nexus 7(2012) Nexus 7(2013) Nexus 10 : Nexus... Continue reading

Unified Nexus Toolkit released – unlock the power of your Nexii

The automated Nexus toolkits from XDA-Developer user Mskip have been enormously popular and spawned many copy cats along the way, with the release of the Nexus 5 he's just launched the Unified Android Toolkit to support the most commonly used Nexus devices. The full list of supported devices includes the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 , Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10 and these are all supported in version 1 of the Unified Android Toolkit but MSkip also has toolkits for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Samsung Galaxy... Continue reading

Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 Android 4.4 KitKat updating from today

  Google's Android team have just tweeted that the Nexus 7 (2012/2013) plus the Nexus 10 will be receiving Android 4.4 from today. They then tweeted again with the information that the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7 with mobile data shall be getting the update soon. No further information was included in the tweets, other than a link to the Android 4.4 KitKat official page. We'll keep you informed as the updates are received. Have you received your KitKat update yet? Let us know in the comments! Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 91 – October 29, 2013

Welcome to the 91st episode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Jason, Geoff and Scott spent some time going over the big Android stories from the last couple of weeks. Production note: The audio quality in this episode should be much improved! Please let us know what you think. Topics: OMG it's an Ausdroid app! Goodbye, Android-branded KitKats Nexus 5 leakapalooza Nexus 10 fakeapalooza Sony Xperia Z Ultra Review Android, and "openness" Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid Podcast RSS iTunes Get in contact with us via our Podcast Email, or leave a comment below. Continue reading