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Wireless Nexus 7 tablets to get Android Lollipop starting in December

Posted by wicked November - 20 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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The list of devices already getting Android Lollipop or about to get the update increased a little bit today when an ASUS spokesperson confirmed the “update will roll out for Nexus 7 LTE/3G models around the beginning of December 2014.” Of course we knew the update was coming to the Nexus 7 tablets, especially with the roll out for the WiFi-only versions getting underway last week. Now we know users of the tablets that carry the wireless chip in them will not have much longer to wait. According to ASUS, both the 2012 and 2013 models will get Lollipop.

The Nexus 7 tablets join the WiFi-only versions along with the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 10 tablets in getting an update. We still wait for word on an update for the Nexus 4. Meanwhile, Motorola is rolling out Lollipop to several of their devices and LG is on an aggressive schedule for the LG G3.

source: The Inquirer

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A few second generation Nexus 7 devices having video playback issues

Posted by wicked November - 17 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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It appears that Google’s latest OS update may not be so sweet for some users, after all. Some users are reporting video playback issues on their second generation Nexus 7. The bad news is that there isn’t a permanent fix just yet, but there are workarounds that will allow for temporary video playback.

The bug happens in YouTube and other video apps or when local files are accessed in Android’s default player. According to the folks at Android Police the issue appears to be that the video players periodically lose track of the Video Player location. The logcat appears as this.

1-15 22:20:46.600: E/YouTube(21781): apps.youtube.app.fragments.VideoInfoFragment.handleSequencerStageEvent:465 Missing presenter for eyc

If you absolutely have to have video playback on your Android 5.0 wielding Nexus 7 – 2013 you can power cycle the device (power off, power on) and it may work. Other options include going into Developer Options in settings then disabling or enabling the “Use NuPlayer (experimental)” option then rebooting. Or in a last ditch effort you can try wiping the cache in recovery.

Again, it should be noted that these are temporary fixes and your mileage may vary. A permanent solution will probably have to come in the form of an OTA update down the road. I’m not having issues with my Nexus 7. Are you?

source: Android Police

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Download: Android 5.0 “Lollipop” OTA Update for Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Nexus 4

Posted by Kellex November - 13 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

The Android 5.0 “Lollipop” over-the-air (OTA) updates are starting to arrive to more and more devices, which means that we are finally starting to capture some of the .zip files that can be shared with you for manual updating on your Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013 and 2012), Nexus 4, and Nexus 10.

As a reminder, Google rolls out updates in stages, so that they can catch bugs and make sure the process isn’t destroying millions of devices. Assuming the updates go well, they begin to update additional batches of devices each day. But, if you have a .zip file directly from Google for your particular device, you can manually update in a couple of steps (without root).

Each time a new OTA update rolls out for the Nexus line, we have made it a habit of putting them all together for you in a simple list, along with instructions. With Lollipop, things haven’t changed. 

Below, the list has already begun for Android 5.0 files.

Note: We will update this post as more update zip files are made available. Continue to check back.

Download

  • Nexus 5 – [LRX21O from KTU84P, 479MB] – Download Link
  • Nexus 4 – [--- from KTU84P, --MB] – Link incoming
  • Nexus 10 – [LRX21P from KTU84P, 325MB] – Download Link
  • Nexus 7 WiFi (2013) – [LRX21P from KTU84P, --MB] – Link incoming
  • Nexus 7 LTE (2013)
  • Nexus 7 WiFi (2012) – [LRX21P from KTU84P, --MB] – Link incoming
  • Nexus 7 WiFi+3G (2012)
  • HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition
  • HTC One (M7) Google Play Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition
  • Moto G Google Play Edition
  • Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition
  • LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition

For instructions to sideload using adb, check here. For instructions on how to grab an OTA file, check here.

Download: Android 5.0 “Lollipop” OTA Update for Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Nexus 4 is a post from: Droid Life

Lollipop OTA, Images for Nexus devices now rolling out

Posted by wicked November - 13 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Nexus owners, if you’ve been a bit jealous of the Moto G and, now, the Moto X getting their Lollipop on, you no longer need to feel unloved. Google has finally started the rollout of Android 5.0 to its blessed line of smartphones and tablets, so all you’ll have to do is to wait for it to land. But, if you’re really excited to get the dessert now and don’t mind starting from scratch, there is always the Factory Image path available for you to take.

After some waiting time, and a small guessing game, Google has finally unleashed Android 5.0 on its Nexus devices. Of course, there will still be some waiting time involved as not everyone will receive the update all at the same time. The OTA update will soon be arriving on the Nexus 5, the Nexus 10, and the WiFi only versions of the Nexus 7, both 2012 and 2013 models.

But for those who have a more adventurous streak, another option exists to get their hands on Lollipop right here, right now. Google has also released factory images as well as their accompanying binary drivers for the same range of devices. Of course, flashing will involve wiping your device clean, so this is not something for the faint of heart. The Android 5.0 images all have the version number LRX21, but be sure to get the right one for your specific model. And whether you take the OTA route or the flashing route, never forget to make a backup.

Sadly, not all Nexus devices are created equal, and we’re not even talking about those that have reached their “end of life”. Neither update nor factory images are available for the mobile version of the Nexus 7 nor are they ready for the Nexus 4. We presume that Google is still ironing out some last minute kinks and we should see those land in a few days, if not hours even.

Download: Factory Images, Binaries
SOURCE: @Android, Google

Android 5.0 “Lollipop” Factory Images Posted for Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10

Posted by Kellex November - 12 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

Android 5.0 “Lollipop factory images are now available for the Nexus 5 (LRX21O), Nexus 7 (2012 WiFi, LRX21P), Nexus 7 (2013 WiFi, LRX21P), and the Nexus 10 (LRX21P). We also have a new set of images for the Nexus 9 (LRX21Q).

We are still waiting for the Nexus 6 images to appear, along with Nexus 4 and mobile versions of the 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7. Those mobile versions could be a while, but we aren’t sure what’s up with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 6.

Download them below! If you need instructions on how to flash these files, check out this factory image tutorial

If you are a developer and care about things like binaries, those are posted here.

Phones:  Nexus 6 | Nexus 5 | Nexus 4

Tablets:  Nexus 9 | Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi | Nexus 7 (2013) LTE | Nexus 10 | Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi | Nexus 7 (2012) Mobile

Cheers Adam, Nick, Alex, and Chad!

Android 5.0 “Lollipop” Factory Images Posted for Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 is a post from: Droid Life

Android 5.0 “Lollipop” has Begun Rolling Out to “Most” Nexus Devices (Updated)

Posted by Kellex November - 12 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

According to the official Android Twitter account, Android 5.0 “Lollipop” has begun rolling out to “most” Nexus devices. As was previously confirmed, the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013), and the Nexus 10 will all see the update to 5.0 (Google Play Edition devices too). 

We have yet to see factory images appear, but they should be here shortly, I would imagine, for those who don’t want to wait for an update to show up.

Let us know if your Nexus device sees the update!

If you do see an over-the-air (OTA) update, be sure to capture the .zip file and share it with the community. Here are instructions on how to capture OTA .zip files.

Update:  Here are some specifics on the updates, thanks to Google’s product forums

The over-the-air update for Lollipop is now starting! The update is starting for these devices:

  • Nexus 6: Minor update to address bugs
  • Nexus 9: Minor update to address bugs
  • Nexus 5: Update from KitKat to Lollipop
  • Nexus 7 WiFi (2012 & 2013): Update from KitKat to Lollipop
  • Nexus 10: Update from KitKat to Lollipop

It will also be put up on Android Open Source Project (AOSP). 

Note: The OTA update for 3G/LTE versions of the Nexus 7 2012 and 2013 have not yet started, nor have they started for the Nexus 4!

Update 2:  Factory images are live! Download them here!

Via:  @Android

Android 5.0 “Lollipop” has Begun Rolling Out to “Most” Nexus Devices (Updated) is a post from: Droid Life

Leaked Lollipop factory image is now available to download for the Nexus 7 (2012)

Posted by wicked November - 12 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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It’s very likely that Google will release Lollipop factory images later today, but if you are in a hurry, the version for the Nexus 7 (2012) leaked overnight. Since it’s so close to release, it’s very likely this will be the final version.

The build is LRX21P and it leaked on Google’s servers so we know it’s legitimate. The only problem you might have is that you could get a signature mismatch with the bootloader. If you have a problem in fastboot, just skip it and flash system.img and boot.img.

Again, we don’t know for sure if this is the final build, but even if it isn’t, you can always flash again right?

Downloads: From Google / Mirror

source: Android Police

 

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Android 5.0 image for 2012 Nexus 7 leaked

Posted by wicked November - 12 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

The new Nexus devices are out, well except for the Nexus 6, and with them come Android Lollipop. Naturally, we expect that Google’s previous Nexus devices will be the ones to get the update before anyone else. What we did not expect, however, is that the older 2012 model of the Nexus 7 would actually be the first to get it. Well, at least unofficially via this leaked flashable image that can be downloaded from Google’s servers.

Considering that Nexus devices have an implicit promise of Android updates for two years since launch, it isn’t surprising that the Nexus 7 would get Android 5.0. However, that was still a bit uncertain until Google officially confirmed it to be so. But they say actions speak louder than words, and no action could be louder than an actual downloadable and installable factory image.

A few caveats though. There is a reported signature mismatch with the bootloader image that ships with the firmware. However, that can be skipped if necessary. Of course, you need to have your bootloader unlocked first before you can proceed with any sort of flashing. This is also just the factory image and doesn’t include the binaries for drivers that usually come with official releases, so not everything might work out of the box after you flash it. And yes, flashing will wipe your system, so be mindful of that when you start the process.

Still interested? Hit the download link below to get the image for the “nakasi” (WiFi-only) version of the 2012 Nexus 7.

Download: Nexus 7 2012 Android 5.0 Factory Image from Google
VIA: Android Police

Nexus 7 (2013) LTE Gets OTA Update to Android 4.4.4 Build KTU84P

Posted by Kellex October - 3 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

A day after Google posted up the Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P) factory image for the Nexus 7 (2013) “mobile,” the device is receiving an update over-the-air to the build.

The update is tiny (2.4MB), as you would expect, but does finally bring the device up to the most current version of Android, right along side its brothers, the Nexus 4, 5, 7 (2012), and 10.

Nexus 7 (2013) LTE Gets OTA Update to Android 4.4.4 Build KTU84P is a post from: Droid Life

Deal: Nexus 7 (2013) 16GB on Sale for $129 From NewEgg

Posted by Kellex October - 3 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

NewEgg’s eBay shop is hosting a deal today on the Nexus 7 (2013) with 16GB of storage that is one of the lowest prices you will see. At $129 for a “manufacturer refurbished” unit, you probably won’t find a better deal than this on last year’s Nexus tablet. Actually, you may not see many more of these deals with the Nexus 9 close to release – we would imagine that resellers are going to do whatever they can to blast through remaining inventory on last year’s model, if they haven’t already.

eBay Link

Deal: Nexus 7 (2013) 16GB on Sale for $129 From NewEgg is a post from: Droid Life

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