When Android M was officially announced, Google gave the bad news that the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 (2012) were not to receive the update due to the age of the devices, but that may be about to change.
A reference to the codename of the Nexus 10, manta, appeared in the AOSP repository for the device and an update dated May 28th was found marked as android-m-preview. Similar updates were found for the Nexus 4, and Nexus 7 WiFi, lending suggestion that those devices may actually receive the updated Android operating system.
It seems that Google is still investing in the older devices with the Android M rollout, which is great news for adopters of the Nexus devices, because that’s what the Nexus programme is all about. Whilst there’s no official announcements for the support of these devices, don’t be surprised if that changes closer to Android M’s public release.
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Just last month Hyundai announced that the 2015 Hyundai Sonata would be the first to market in the US with Android Auto. About the same time, Honda also quietly announced that the 2016 Honda Pilot would feature a brand new audio system powered by Google’s Android OS. To be clear, this is not Android Auto, but rather the full Android OS.
Not much has been said about the specs of the device, but we were able to confirm that it runs Android 4.2.2. Here is a complete run down of what we know at this time.
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 8″ WVGA (800×480) Electrostatic Color Touch-Screen
- Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity
- Capacitive controls
- Included apps: a web browser and a calculator
- Ability to install/update apps and widgets via USB thumb drive
- Launcher has widget support
In the short time I was able to play with the device I was impressed with the speed and responsiveness of the system. It’s surely a vast improvement over the previous generation Display Audio system available in some of their other vehicles. As we get more information we will update you on the specs. In the mean time you can check out the 2016 Honda Pilot at your local Honda dealer.
The Google Nexus 5 is going to receive Android 5.1.1 this week, according to Sprint support. The Nexus 5 is going to be the first phone to receive built number LMY48B, which was previously seen in the Nexus 9 and the Nexus 10.
The update was earlier expected be rolled out to the on May 11, but it was delayed due to some technical issues.
Although the built has never seen before in a phone, it is nothing more than the update to 5.1.1 with included “security enhancements.” While it is too early to speculate what those security enhancements could be, the upgrade seems quite minor in nature.
Like all the other Android upgrades these days, even this one will be available over the air. If you receive a notification to update your Nexus 5’s software, follow the screen instruction and let your phone restart itself.
You can also receive the update manually by going to Settings > About phone > System updates > Check for update. If the update is available follow the screen instructions otherwise tap Home button.
Source: Sprint support
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Now that smartphones have become personal companions, landline usage has understandably dropped. BT launched an Android-powered home phone, complete with smart call-blocking features and apps, in an attempt to lure people back, but because it only offered downloads via Opera’s app store, choice was severely limited. With the BT Home SmartPhone S II, it appears the company has learned from its mistakes. It’s partnered with Google to offer access to the Play Store, while Facebook, Twitter and BT Sport apps are already bundled. It means that you’ll be able to watch Premier League football if the main TV is out of action, but also download your favourite apps and games — as long as you’re connected to WiFi. At £169.99, BT’s Home SmartPhone S II is a little more expensive than Motorola’s current-generation Moto G, meaning you really must be intent on making the most of your landline for this handset to make any fiscal sense.
Via: BT Media Centre
Source: BT Shop
We only just announced that Google has made available the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop factory images for you to flash to your 2012 or 2013 Nexus 7 tablet and for your Nexus 10 Android tablet, but some Nexus 10 users are already receiving the OTA update on their devices.
The OTA, or Over The Air, update is a small one, with users reporting just 13.9 MB to download.
The update, which should bring your device to build# LMY47V, is slowly rolling out for all users, but our Nexus 10 has not seen it yet, at least at the time of writing. We are still awaiting the full changelog of updates in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, for now we are expecting little more than performance and stability improvements, and a smattering of bug squashes, which is exactly what the update page captured below states.
Google’s Nexus 10 was a welcome tablet in its time, and still holds its own for day to day tasks. It is almost scary to think that it is a nearly three year old Android tablet, we hope yours has served you well, and with this update, we hope it continues to have a place in your life.
This OTA marks the Nexus 10 as one of the first Nexus devices to receive Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. With the other factory images available, we expect to see the update hit other Nexus devices soon. However, with some still awaiting the Android 5.1 release, like all the Nexus 9 owners out there, I wouldn’t advise mashing on the Check for Update button just yet.
Any Nexus 10 owners out there seeing the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update already?
Google has released factory images for the latest version of Android for both (WiFi only) versions of the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. The image brings the tablets up to Android 5.1.1, bringing a few bug fixes and performance enhancements, but no new features, unfortunately. The OTA updates for these tablets should start hitting devices relatively soon.
Funnily enough, Google has updated these older tablets to the latest and greatest of Android, but the newly announced Nexus 9 is still on Android 5.0.1. Android updates have always been a pain point, but the Nexus devices were supposed to be immune to the bogged down update process OEMs and carriers subject their devices to. Hopefully Google (or HTC) does something to get the Nexus 9 up to speed.
Hit the link below for the updates. If you need help flashing a factory image, we’ve got a handy guide to get you started.
source: Factory Images
Come comment on this article: Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 Android 5.1.1 factory images are live
Google has just published Android 5.1.1 factory images for the 2012 and 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7s and Nexus 10, all bearing build number LMY47V. This news comes after the new factory image release for the Nexus Player, which we just saw a little over a week ago.
So what’s new in Android 5.1.1? Well, Google released a ton of bugs with the original build of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and Android 5.1 fixed many of the noticeable ones. We’re not exactly sure what we’re going to see in this new update, but odds are, it’s filled with mostly bug fixes and performance improvements.
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We’ll be sure to let you know as more factory images begin to roll out to more Nexus devices. But in the mean time, if you own one of the three devices listed above, feel free to download the factory images by clicking the links below. If you aren’t sure how to flash a factory image, be sure to check out our walkthrough. While the guide was designed for Android 5.0 Lollipop, the same overall process should apply. Just remember that things can go wrong, so be sure to flash at your own risk.
The Google Nexus 10 is possibly the longest supported Nexus device in recent memory. The tablet has been one of the first Nexus tablets to receive the latest updates, despite the fact that it’s over two years old in the tablet industry now. And now, Google has reiterated that yet again by rolling out the Android 5.1.1 update to the device.
As of now, only the Google Nexus Player is running Android 5.1.1, although a T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge user was claiming to have received the Android 5.1.1 update yesterday.
The update on the Nexus 10 should bring the build number LMY47V and probably won’t carry a lot of other changes. It’s a measly 13.9MB in size, so it shouldn’t take long to install. Don’t expect any fancy changes on board here as it’s only a minor bug fixing update.
Owners of the Nexus 10, are you seeing this update on your tablets yet? Sound off below.
Via: Android Police
Come comment on this article: Nexus 10 getting updated to Android 5.1.1
If you have a Nexus 10, you can stop tapping that “check for updates” option because we have the actual OTA update (from Google) ready for you to download and flash.
Of course, you can sit and wait, but that could take up to 2 to 3 weeks. It’s not all that hard to flash it yourself and you could be enjoying the goodness today. If you need a refresher or you’re a newbie, just hit up our complete guide to flashing this OTA to your Nexus 10 (or any other Nexus device).
Nexus 10 (mantaray) from LRX22C to LMY47D (5.1)
Come comment on this article: Android 5.1 OTA now available to download and flash for the Nexus 10
Google has posted brand new Android 5.1 factory images for several Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5, Nexus 10, and the slightly older 2012 version of the Nexus 7. If you’re ready to start flashing them on your device, hit the right link below and follow our guide to flashing factory images on your Nexus device.
Come comment on this article: Android 5.1 factory images are live for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012), and Nexus 10