Owners of the Nexus 7 (2012) GSM and Nexus 7 (2013) LTE can get their hands on Android 5.0.2 immediately. Google has posted the factory images for the latest version of Android for those two tablets. Prior to the update, the software on the tablets was Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P). This version goes by LRX22G. The update arrived on other devices in mid-December and includes general fixes and minor changes.
Click here for directions on how to manually install the Android 5.0.2 update.
Source: Google Developers
Come comment on this article: Factory images of Android 5.0.2 available for Nexus 7 (2012) GSM and Nexus 7 (2013) LTE
Google is hard at work pushing Google for Education, and their next step is to offer Android tablets preloaded with Education services to schools in the UK. These tablets are customized for the curriculum used in the UK school system and offer great ways to manage time and get students more involved.
Schools have an option of which tablets they want to buy, some of which include the Nexus 7 and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4. The tablets seamlessly link together for classrooms and have access to Google’s Education app store and are preloaded with Google’s work apps like Drive, Docs, and Sheets.
Early results from schools that were piloting these tablets have been mostly positive, so these services are clearly doing what Google set out to achieve.
source: Google for Education
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Last week Google released factory images for the Android 5.0.2 update for the Nexus 7 2013 WiFi and the Nexus 10. The OTA update is now available for the Nexus 7, so you can manually update your device yourself.
We have the download link below, but if you aren’t sure of what you’re doing or you just need a refresher, be sure to check out our very extensive guide on how to do it. The Nexus 10 OTA is still not available, but I would expect a link to become available within the next day so stay tuned if you’re rocking a Nexus 10.
Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi (razor) From LRX22C from LRX22G (5.0.2)
Come comment on this article: You can now download and install the Android 5.0.2 OTA update on your Nexus 7 2013 WiFi, Here’s how
Whenever you talk about a Google device, it’s hard to know where to assign credit: Google, or ASUS, the company actually building the thing in the first place. The second generation Nexus 7 may have cost $30 more than its $199 predecessor, but that cash seems to have all gone to make the hardware even better. When Brad Molen played with it, he said that it had an “incredible display” and “strong overall performance.” We figure that hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of you picked up one of these slates, so why not head across the Rubicon and into our forum to talk about your experiences?
Source: Engadget Product Forums
After the original Nexus 7 received in update to Android 5.0.2, we were left wondering whether any other devices would be updated to the elusive software version, or indeed, what it actually fixed. Google has today released more Android 5.0.2 factory images for the 2013 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi and Nexus 10 which leaves the Nexus 9 […]
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Google has just posted Android 5.0.2 Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 10 and 2013 Nexus 7. Until now, the only images that were available were for the 2012 Nexus 7. The build number on today’s images is the same as last month’s LRX22G. Google hasn’t posted any change log, but we aren’t expecting big changes in the new firmware.
The images are available on Google’s developer site and should begin to rollout over-the-air soon. If you don’t want to wait, however, you can check out our guide on installing factory images here, and download the image via the source link below.
Source: Google Developers
Come comment on this article: Google releases Android 5.0.2 factory images for Nexus 10 and 2013 Nexus 7
The all-new Android operating system, 5.0 Lollipop, was officially released on November 3rd and it has already been rooted. While rooting has been available for Nexus devices running Lollipop ever since the developer preview, it hasn’t been easy… until now.
XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire, has already updated his famous CF-Auto-Root downloads to include an Android 5.0 root for the entire Nexus line. That means the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus 10 devices running 5.0 can easily be rooted.
For those of you who don’t know what CF-Auto-Root is, it is essentially the go-to method for beginners who are not well-versed in rooting. You can check out the officially CF-Auto-Root page here.
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Missed out on the Nexus 9 deal? Well we have another one for you, although not nearly as smoking hot. Staples has the Nexus 7 (2012) with 32 GB of storage and both WiFi and 4G connectivity for only $129.
Sure it’s a little old, but it’s brand new out of the box, and a great price if you need something with cellular connectivity.
Just hit the source link to get your order in. No coupon code needed.
Come comment on this article: [Deal] Staples has the Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi and 4G for $129
Whilst we all anxiously await Android 5.0 Lollipop to land on our devices and for manufacturers to announce their rollout plans, Google has dropped a hint today in a blog post that suggest it may be sooner than we think.
On the official Android Blog, in which Google is talking about designing the perfect Lollipop, it appears the new Android operating system will start to roll out today.
Design is a major focus for Lollipop—the latest version of Android—which begins to roll out today.
Are Google just talking about the availability of Lollipop in the form of the Nexus 9, or will we begin to see the Nexus lineup getting their Android 5.0 treatment in the next few hours?
Hit that update button furiously, and let us know if you get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update on your device in the comments below.
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Looks like the device section of the Play Store is getting reworked a little bit. Cruising through the main page you will no longer see a separate section for the Google Play Edition devices (GPE). Instead they have been grouped together under a Phones & Tablets listing.
You can see the HTC One and Moto G are still present and accounted for. However, the Nexus 7 seems to have been retired leaving your only purchasable tablet from Google through the Play Store as the new HTC Nexus 9. I am not so sure it was time for it to go though. The Nexus 5 is still holding in there, although we aren’t sure for how much longer. It would be nice to have them both there for a few more month. Wish Google would give a device retirement heads up or something. It does appear that the Wi-Fi Nexus 7 landing page is still live, but purchasing is closed off.
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