Nexus 10 listed as “coming soon” on Google Play

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Details about the new version of the Nexus 10 have been a little cloudy of late, and there have been a number of rumors about who would make the new device. The Nexus 10 has been listed as out of stock since the new Nexus 5 was released, and not much has been detailed about the Nexus 10 since then. Today, however, the device was listed as “coming soon” on Google Play.

This really doesn’t give away too much about the device, and we still don’t know who the manufacturer of the device is, but we should find out more information soon!

Source: Google Play

HTC could manufacture the Nexus 10 followup

by Robert Nazarian on
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Last week, reports indicated that HTC would be making a high-end Nexus tablet this year, and today we are getting a little more information. According to DigiTimes, HTC will be making the Nexus 10 followup. Now last week’s report indicated that whatever HTC was working on, it would not come until the 3rd quarter. If it’s really the Nexus 10, that is a little surprising since it would be close to 2 years from the original Nexus 10 launch.

Unfortunately DigiTimes didn’t offer a timetable, but they did offer something else quite interesting in that apparently HTC was offered the original Nexus 7, but they turned it down. At that time, HTC had taken themselves out of the tablet market. The HTC Flyer (pictured above) was their last tablet.

source: DigiTimes

Nexus 10 specs leak with image, but it is likely just a hoax

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Earlier today, Twitter’s @evleaks posted the image of above, seemingly the new Nexus 10 tablet (although he could not verify). Alongside the image were some specifications that would be included in the Samsung-made tablet. They include Samsung’s Exynos 5 processor with 3GB of RAM, 5MP rear / 3MP front cameras, and a display with 2560×1600 pixels. Incredible, right?

However, the tweet was shortly pulled and @evleaks wanted to clear something up. Apparently the information made its way to “multiple publications, along with slightly differing ‘corroborating evidence’” and thus deeming that “signs of a hoax.”

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Support for Ubuntu Touch ending on Galaxy Nexus, 2012 Nexus 7, Nexus 10— Nexus 5 support will not come

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Ubuntu Touch, the popular operating system’s mobile version, will be stopping support on several high-end Nexus devices— the 2012 Nexus 7, the Nexus 10, and the Galaxy Nexus. Canonical, the commercial entity behind Ubuntu, hopes to scale down focus in order to improve Ubuntu’s current version, 14.04. Making one operating system work seamlessly on multiple devices is a lot of work, and for a project so early in its life, this may be a good idea.

Plans for support on the Nexus 5 have also not been announced, so don’t expect that to come any time soon either.

Although support is being dropped in the short term, this marks an effort by Canonical to continue pushing for the long-term growth of Ubuntu Touch. The more solid and stable the product, the better.

Source: LaunchPad

Could the new Nexus 10 be unveiled at CES?

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Traditionally, Google doesn’t usually announce Nexus devices at CES, but that could change this year. DigiTimes is reporting that the new Nexus 10 could be unveiled next week at CES. The new Nexus 10 will be manufactured by Samsung and could sport an AMOLED display. We might also see other Samsung tablets as well.

We are only a few days from the biggest tech event of the year, so we don’t have to wait too long to find out if this rumor is true.

source: DigiTimes

Google adds several products from Play Store to Shopping Express service, guarantees Christmas delivery

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If you’ve accidentally put off your Christmas shopping to the last minute, you’ll be happy to know Google is trying to lend a hand to the late shoppers. Thanks to Google’s Shopping Express service, you’ll be able to get a handful of Google Play products delivered before Christmas. In fact, anything ordered up until 5 PM on Christmas Eve is guaranteed to make it to your home in time for Santa to stop by.

There are a few catches here, obviously. First off, Google only offers the service in a select few areas, namely in the San Francisco and San Jose areas. Anywhere else in the US, and you can’t take advantage of the service. Secondly, Google isn’t offering everything in the Play Store. You’ll be able to pick up a few things like a Chromecast or a Nexus 7 tablet, but selection is pretty limited based on stock availability. Right now, the Chromecast, 16 GB Nexus 7, 32 GB Nexus 10, and white Nexus 7 folio case are available, but that will likely fluctuate a bit until Christmas.

source: Google Commerce Blog

Need to get something from the Play Store by Christmas? Standard shipping eligible by noon Monday

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If you are on the verge of picking up something from the Google Play Store, do it fast. Standard shipping can score you certain items you would like by Christmas. But, you have deadline. Monday, December 16, at noon. Items listed are the Nexus 7 (white too), Nexus 10, Chromecast, and some cases and a wireless charger. It is likely limited to just these items; therefore, if you’re picking up a Nexus 5, you likely won’t be able to take advantage of this. And, of course, you can still choose rush shipping to ensure a timely delivery. Hit the source link to see all of the items listed.

Source: Play Store

Nexus devices receiving Android 4.4.2 (KOT49H), manual update ready

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Nexus 5, 4, 7, or 10 owners should be receiving Android 4.4.2 (KOT49H) starting today. The update brings small changes that are all behind the scenes. Security enhancements and software fixes are included.

If you prefer to do things yourself, then you can manually install the update yourself. Just like the Android 4.4.1 update, instructions here, have the ZIP file for your specific Nexus device downloaded. But remember, you must have the previous update downloaded first.

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LG V510 is a Nexus tablet, but which?

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According an @evleaks tipster, the LG V510 model number does belong to an unannounced Nexus device. The image was tweeted Sunday night and @evleaks says that “the LG V510 tablet is indeed a Nexus device.”

What we don’t know is which Nexus device this actually is. Most likely it is the rumored Nexus 8. The V510 name is similar to the LG G Pad 8.3′s model number, LG V500. A previous leak set the new Nexus 10 being manufactured by ASUS, thus dropping my belief that this is a new Nexus 10. We have no word when this unannounced device will launch, but we will definitely keep you updated. » Read the rest

Android 4.4.1 update (KOT49E) for Nexus 10 now available to download, instructions included

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The Android 4.4.1 update for the Nexus 10 started rolling today. If you don’t feel like waiting for the update, we have the download link for you. If you have flashed a custom recovery you can simply download the update zip file to your device and flash. Assuming you don’t have a custom recovery, hit the break for full instructions.

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