Post Tagged with: "Nexus 7"

Chainfire issues update to rooting tools for Android L on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

Chainfire issues update to rooting tools for Android L on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

If you’re playing with the latest builds of Android L on your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7, there’s a fair chance that you’re interested in rooting your device to unlock further potential. The updated preview builds of Android L break the existing root tools, but don’t despair; there’s new versions available as of yesterday. Chainfire, the developer of popular root tool SuperSU, has released updated tools to allow you to root your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 running the latest developer preview of Android, however it isn’t exactly for the faint of heart. It requires first flashing a modified Android[Read More...]

by 8:30 AM on October 20, 2014 2 comments Modding, News, Phones, Tablets
Expansys has Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB on a run-out special

Expansys has Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB on a run-out special

Amidst all the other Nexus news today, there’s this tidbit from Expansys. Perhaps you’re not taken by a 9″ Nexus tablet. Perhaps you can’t afford that price just at the moment. If you do need a tablet though, the Nexus 7 (2013) is a great tablet (I’ve still got mine, and use it regularly) and Expansys is offering them for a special price of just $213.15 today. Add on $19 shipping, and you’ve got a 32GB Nexus 7 (2013) for just $232 and 15 cents. This is a one-day only offer though, so if you’re interested, head on over to[Read More...]

by 7:34 AM on October 16, 2014 3 comments Deal, Sale, Tablets
Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and updated Developer Preview images for Nexus 5 & 7 coming

Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and updated Developer Preview images for Nexus 5 & 7 coming

Now that Android Lollipop is out in the open, the time has come to get your hands on the actual software. Of course owners of the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7(2013) have had the ability to run the Android L developer Preview since it launched after Google I/O, but there will be updates coming soon according to the Android Developers Google+ account. The Android 5.0 SDK, as well as updated Nexus 5 and 7 images will be made available this Friday in the US (Saturday for us here in Australia). What build of Android Lollipop will be supplied for the[Read More...]

by 5:53 AM on October 16, 2014 0 comments Android Development, Phones, Tablets
All Nexus 7 variants on Google Play showing as out of stock

All Nexus 7 variants on Google Play showing as out of stock

With rumours circulating of a Nexus 9 launch mid-next month, there’s possibly something in the fact that customers checking stock levels on all variants of the Nexus 7 (2013) on the Australian Google Play store are being told ‘We are out of stock. Please check back soon’. It could also be nothing, with the tablet having previously gone out of stock, with stock being replenished after a brief time. Though it could be nothing, there’s also signs that stock of the Nexus 7 (2013) is beginning to dwindle at retailers with a number of stores – Dick Smith, OfficeWorks only[Read More...]

by 9:30 AM on September 21, 2014 6 comments Google Play, Manufacturer, Tablets
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