There’s a fervour building for Lollipop now that it’s been announced, but when Nexus devices will receive the latest update hasn’t yet been announced. Google expects to drop updated Lollipop Developer preview images for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) tomorrow, but when a full push of finallised OTA’s will begin to all the Nexus devices hasn’t been officially announced. But there’s always rumours. Android Police is reporting they have two sources advising that the OTA updates for the Nexus 7 Wi-Fi model (2012 AND 2013) and Nexus 10, will begin pushing out on November 3rd. Why? because there’s[Read More...]
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This morning the newsfeeds are out of control with news about Android version Lollipop along with some new Nexus devices. Missing was any mention at all of the Nexus 4, the Nexus 7 circa 2012, and the long forgotten Nexus 10. Many assumed that support for them was dropped just as it was for the Galaxy Nexus when KitKat was released. At the time Google stated that the Galaxy Nexus fell outside their 18 month support window. Turned out that it was dropped due to the lack of support from Texas Instruments (the manufacturer of the SOC inside the Galaxy[Read More...]
We do love the Nexus 4, it’s still a solid handset even approaching it’s second birthday, and there-in lies the problem: it’s nearly two years old. Typically Google has dropped support for Nexus phones around this time, and the impending release of Android L has many Nexus 4 owners worried that their handset won’t receive the update. The lack of Android L developer preview for the handset has added to those worries, but it may be for nought, with several Googlers running Android L on their Nexus 4. According to entries in the Chromium bug tracker, several Googlers have been[Read More...]
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...]
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...]