Google releases Android 5.1.1 build LMY48G for Nexus 7 (2013)

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Google certainly hasn’t forgotten the Nexus 7, more specifically the 2013 edition. The latest build now available is Android 5.1.1 (LMY48G). There isn’t an OTA yet, so your only option for now is manually flash via fastboot. If you you have done this before, which I am sure most of you have, then this should be a breeze. Remember to download the system images under the code name “razor”.

For those who don’t want to get their hands dirty, be sure to check your device every so often to see if the build is available via Settings > About Tablet > System Updates.

As always when performing updates of any kind, be sure to backup any data you don’t want to loose just incase things go haywire during the update.

Source: Google

Qualcomm releases video showing off the super-fast Hybrid auto focus abilities of its Snapdragon processors

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After enduring widespread criticism for its over-heating Snapdragon 810 processors, Qualcomm has come out fighting by releasing a funny video(below) to remind us of some of the positives about its range of silicon. One such positive is that certain Snapdragon processors give super-quick auto-focusing abilities to their host devices.

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Amazon announces developer preview for Fire OS 5 for Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 tablets

The Amazon logo is seen on a podium duriAmazon has announced the launch of a developer preview for their upcoming Fire OS 5 that’s set to hit their lineup of tablets later this year. Any developer with a Fire HD 6 or Fire HD 7 tablet from 2014 can get in on the preview and test out how their apps will run on the updated version of Amazon’s forked OS.

The update, which is based on Android Lollipop, is set to bring a handful of new features to Amazon’s Fire Tablet, Fire TV, and Fire TV Stick. Hopefully with this developer program, there shouldn’t be many compatibility issues once it becomes official. Read more

Nexus 7 mated with mouse, used in-vehicle


We have seen a few examples of users incorporating tablet devices into their vehicles to serve in place of auto manufacturer or third-party solutions for in-car infotainment systems. Users typically resort to this due to the dearth of autos that come with Android systems installed and third-party units are typically very expensive. In the latest example of this move to use a tablet device, Kevin Foreman connected a mouse to a Nexus 7 to provide a new input option as he was tired of using the touchscreen. Read more

Weekend Contest: Win a Nexus 9 from Talk Android! [Update: winner selected]


Why not start your weekend by entering a contest to bring home the Nexus 9? That’s right, this weekend’s contest hosted by Talk Android offers Google’s flagship tablet as the prize. Everyone should be able to experience what stock Android has to offer and the Nexus 9 serves Lollipop flavor at its finest. And, this fall, you can expect to be among the first to receive the Android M software update.

Hit the break to enter.

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