Post Tagged with: "Nexus 7"

Toyota’s new infotainment system based around the Nexus 7

Toyota’s new infotainment system based around the Nexus 7

Android integration has already started to make its way into modern-day cars, the next step forward is Android Auto, which should start being introduced into 2015 model vehicles later this year and into next year. Twenty Five car brands have already signed up to Android Auto and have committed to shipping cars in the future, but Toyota has something completely different in mind — at least in Taiwan. Partnering with Asus-owned Unimax, Toyota has announced the “Toyota Intelligent System”, which essentially brings a dockable Nexus 7 to select vehicles. The idea is that ‘smart’ infotainment systems are useful, but also tend[Read More...]

by 10:11 AM on August 21, 2014 2 comments Android Auto, News, Tablets
Good Deal: Get a refurbished 16GB WiFi Nexus 7 2012 for under $90 from Expansys

Good Deal: Get a refurbished 16GB WiFi Nexus 7 2012 for under $90 from Expansys

The Nexus 7 (2012) was a pretty decent offering back in the day, and indeed still is. It’s two years old, but it’s a 16GB Tablet that’s still running the latest version of Android. So, if you’re in the market for a new 7″ tablet, then Expansys Australia has a pretty good deal going at the moment for the 16GB WiFi version of the Nexus 7 (2012). For a mere A$65.65 (marked down from $211.99) you can get yourself a great deal, a refurbished – but completely sealed in a new box – 16GB WiFi Nexus 7 (2012). There is[Read More...]

by 11:01 AM on July 30, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Google Talks Android L Preview – followup reveals that new images probably won’t be coming

Google Talks Android L Preview – followup reveals that new images probably won’t be coming

The release of a preview version of the next version of Android – Android L – has set in motion a very promising new way for Google to seek out and destroy bugs before a full launch of a new version is released to the wider Android community. Google Developer Rich Hyndman has spoken about the Android L Preview in a Dev.Bytes video released on the Google Developers YouTube channel. The video takes you through some of the features included in the L Preview. The L Preview is of course available from the developer.android.com/preview website for the Nexus 5 and[Read More...]

by 12:47 PM on July 22, 2014 6 comments Android Development
Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 10 Will Receive Android L

Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 10 Will Receive Android L

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...]

by 10:36 PM on July 2, 2014 6 comments News, OS Update
Nexus 7 2013 32GB on sale at Dick Smith for $288

Nexus 7 2013 32GB on sale at Dick Smith for $288

If you missed out purchasing a Nexus 7 (2013) from the Play Store before they ran out, then you’re in luck; Dick Smith are offering the 32GB WiFi only version of the Nexus 7 Tablet for $288 – a slight discount from the $339 RRP. The sale price available online as well as in-store, may be limited, with a number of sources advising that the tablet has been marked End-Of-Life in their systems. Add to this the rumour that the Neuxs 7 (2013) is approaching 12 months old and a new Nexus 9 may be on the cards for release[Read More...]

by 8:01 PM on July 1, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Sale
Root the Android ‘L’ Preview on the Nexus 5 or Nexus 7

Root the Android ‘L’ Preview on the Nexus 5 or Nexus 7

With any update to a Nexus device, Root access is generally only a short time away and that has rung true with Googles latest update for Android – the L Preview. You’ll need the latest version of your devices custom recovery (CWM or TWRP) installed first, but with that done you can then flash the modified SuperSU and Boot Image file for your device (Hammerhead and Flo are both provided) courtesy of XDA-Developers member Savoca. You can grab the files from this thread on XDA-Developers. For Nexus 5 owners, there’s also the option of a pre-rooted Android L Preview image,[Read More...]

by 8:50 AM on June 28, 2014 4 comments Modding
Android L Developer Preview available to download

Android L Developer Preview available to download

After announcing the Android “L” release at Google I/O yesterday, Google has made good on its promise to post a developer preview of the new version of Android in the form of an updated SDK and system images for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). Google has this morning updated the Android L Preview site with a new page containing setup instructions and downloads. Head on over there and you’ll find preview system images. As a developer, you’ll want to flash the Android L preview release to your Nexus device, download the updated SDK, check out all the new[Read More...]

by 5:41 AM on June 27, 2014 9 comments News
Nexus 7 LTE now out of stock – no Nexus tablets in stock on Google Play

Nexus 7 LTE now out of stock – no Nexus tablets in stock on Google Play

Google Play ran out of inventory of their WiFi models of the Nexus 7 in both 16GB and 32GB configurations earlier this month, but you were able to still order the Nexus 7 LTE, which included a free shipping offer. It looks like the free shipping offer worked because they too are now out of stock. The three models of the Nexus 7, 16GB/32GB Wifi and LTE as well as the Nexus 10, in both 16GB and 32GB configs are all out of stock. This leaves no Nexus tablets available to purchase from Google Play. What does this mean? Well,[Read More...]

by 9:41 PM on June 23, 2014 6 comments Google Play, Tablets
Android 4.4.4 is released for Nexus devices

Android 4.4.4 is released for Nexus devices

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...]

by 8:25 AM on June 20, 2014 7 comments News, OS Update
Nexus 7 2013 WiFi 16/32GB models currently out of stock on Google Play

Nexus 7 2013 WiFi 16/32GB models currently out of stock on Google Play

If you were hoping to order a brand new WiFi Nexus 7 in either 16GB or 32GB varieties, you’re out of luck. The Google Play store is showing both models with a status of ‘We are out of inventory. Please check back soon.’. Thankfully you can still purchase a 32GB LTE model for $439, which appears to be in-stock with a status of ‘Leaves warehouse in 1 – 2 business days’ which includes bonus free ground shipping. Of course running out of stock this close to Google I/O is going to stir up rumours about the Nexus 8, but we’ll[Read More...]

by 1:47 AM on June 7, 2014 1 comment Google Play, Tablets
T-Mobile (USA) says Nexus update is coming today

T-Mobile (USA) says Nexus update is coming today

  T-Mobile (USA) reported at 10:43 am on 2 June 2014 (US time), that Android 4.4.3 is coming to the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 today. Bugfixes and security enhancements are the only thing in the changelog and the build version is listed as KTU84M. T-Mobile has also posted an update page for the LTE Nexus 7, which it identifies as Android 4.4.3, build date KTU84L. So far, there’s no official word from Google, nor is there any changes to the Nexus Factory Images page, which still lists Android 4.4.2 (KOT49H or KVT49L for the Nexus 7 2013) as the[Read More...]

by 7:06 AM on June 3, 2014 0 comments News
Foxtel Go, working on Nexus 7? We’d suggest it does, and should officially.

Foxtel Go, working on Nexus 7? We’d suggest it does, and should officially.

Just yesterday we shared Foxtel’s announcement that Foxtel Go is now officially supported on the Nexus 5, and confirmed for ourselves that it does indeed work. However, it left us wondering.. the Nexus 5 really isn’t that different inside (software-wise) to the Nexus 7, so why shouldn’t it work on that device as well? Well, as you can see above, it does. You see, apart from the different screen size, and slightly different internals, the Nexus 7 runs the exact same software, libraries and whatnot that are on the Nexus 5, so you would think that getting the Nexus 7 certified for[Read More...]

by 7:47 AM on May 23, 2014 13 comments Apps, Exclusive, Modding, News
Nestlé Australia winds up their Android competition all second chance draw winners drawn

Nestlé Australia winds up their Android competition all second chance draw winners drawn

The announcement of KitKat as the name of the next version of Android, brought about a unique marketing opportunity for both Google and Nestlé with the companies embarking on a pretty successful campaign to cross promote the update and at the same time give away some of their new Nexus 7 tablets as well as some Google Play vouchers. But it all wound up on December 9th last year, but not all the tablets were claimed, and with some Android themed KitKat bars still showing up in stores, it was over to the second chance draw. The terms and conditions[Read More...]

by 10:32 AM on March 18, 2014 15 comments Competition