When the Android L preview was released it scared thousands of owners Nexus 4, 10 and earlier Nexus 7 2012 as the images were only available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013, however, fear no longer! Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 2012 (wifi) images have all been leaked to the internet. Earlier today, incomplete source code for Android L was released along with an updated image for Android L. The image was build number LPV81 (while the original image was LPV79) and was released onto the Android L preview website. The image link and image itself have[Read More...]
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The Android 4.4.4 update caught many by surprise, and while the OTA for Android 4.4.3 still hasn’t hit the Nexus 7 2013 LTE model, it looks like Google isn’t holding back from updating their current flagship phone the Nexus 5. The good folk over at XDA-Developers has captured the Over The Air (OTA) update for the Nexus 5 and it’s now available for you to download and flash to your device. The update will take your Nexus 5 from Android 4.4.3 (KTU84M) to Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P) can be flashed to your phone, but there are no feature updates included in[Read More...]
Just this morning Google has pushed out its next version of Android KitKat 4.4, with a point update to 4.4.4 now available for Nexus devices. Little is known about what’s actually in this update, but the hot tip is that it’s just security fixes and the like, with no major (or known) new user-facing features. The 4.4.4 code hasn’t (from what I can see) hit the AOSP repositories just yet, so it’s not too easy to determine what’s in there. If you’ve got a Nexus device, you’ll probably be prompted with an OTA (over the air) update in the next[Read More...]
Looks like the T-Mobile pages were true – Google has just updated the Nexus Factory Images page with Android 4.4.3 (KTU84M) images for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2012 (both WiFi and GSM), Nexus 7 2013(both WiFi and LTE) and the Nexus 10. There’s still no word on OTA’s being captured as yet to update your device, but if you’re inclined to flash the factory Image, you can now do so. There’s no changelog as yet for Android 4.4.3, but we expect to see one before long.
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 as[Read More...]
While the US has seen the addition of the Google Play Edition of the Motorola Moto G, Australia it seems hasn’t been forgotten with Google adding two new accessories for existing Nexus devices to the Google Play store – the Nexus Wireless Charger and a Red variant of the Nexus 7 Sleeve. The Nexus Wireless Charger is the first Qi compatible charger that Google has offered in Australia, notably omitting Australian Nexus owners from purchasing the Nexus Wireless Charging Orb that went on-sale belatedly last year with the Nexus 4. The new Nexus Wireless Charger is available for $54.95 with[Read More...]
Fitbit has just announced to it’s Beta tester group that the App available through the Google Play store is now supporting Sync support for selected Nexus and Motorola devices. The v1.8.4 of the Fitbit App from Google Play will support Sync on the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 v2 as well as the Moto X – all US Variants – as well as the Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR handsets (RAZR M, RAZR HD, RAZR HD MAXX) providing they have received the November 2013 firmware update which resolves BLE support. They have also advised that the Verizon Droid Ultra[Read More...]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org #1 Wed Nov 20… Build: KOT49H We’ve got the following download links available for users who wish to download in[Read More...]
Developing… The Android 4.4.1 update which began rolling out to the Nexus 5 yesterday, has begun rolling out to the Nexus 4 as well as the Nexus 7(2013) WiFi and LTE models, with the smart folks over at XDA, grabbing the OTA links to allow keen Android users to update their devices at their leisure. Download the appropriate update from Google: Nexus 4 Nexus 7(2013) WiFi Nexus 7(2013) LTE Nexus 10 Once downloaded it may help to rename the update to something generic i.e update.zip Make sure you’ve got ADB installed, and open a command line window. Reboot your Nexus[Read More...]
Last year when Google introduced Qi charging for the Nexus 4 we were all super excited to be able to charge our phones sans wires. At the time though, Qi charging for phones was relatively new and many people were burnt (along with suppliers and sellers) with Qi chargers that were less than perfect. They heated the phone up to dangerous levels, they stopped charging at 80% and several other issues were reports we heard on the grapevine as well as experienced ourselves. Fast forward 12 months and while there are still not many Android devices with Qi charging built[Read More...]
It looks like an obscure SMS feature could be used to force a denial-of-service outcome on a range of Google Nexus handsets, including the recently released Nexus 5. The vulnerability — discovered by Dutch system administrator Bogdan Alecu — also affects all Android 4.x firmware versions on Google’s Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 devices. The vulnerability centres on Class 0 SMS messages, more commonly known as Flash SMS. This message format, a part of the GSM specification, requires that the message be displayed instantly on the mobile handset’s screen rather than requiring user interaction to display. The messages are not routinely[Read More...]
Welcome to the 95th episode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Jason and Phil discussed the week’s Android news with TechGeek’s Terence Huynh. Topics: Nexus 5 Bumpers on Google Play Google Official Qi Charger on Amazon Nexus 4, 7 and 10 get KitKat updates in Australia Is Google Play Services causing battery drain? Chromecast World Tour Chromecast SDK coming soon? Google Newsstand Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition comes to Australia Samsung’s troubled Android 4.3 rollout HTC One Max now available from Telstra HTC ‘M8′ specs revealed? HTC One – Gold Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to[Read More...]
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 release is[Read More...]