KitKat contest gives away new Nexus 7s as part of Android 4.4 promotion

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KitKat recently released a video showing a contest they held which involved winners sitting on a KitKat-branded bench at a certain time in order to win a Nexus 7. Great idea by the company, as they continue to do their part to market the upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat OS. It’s a pretty simple concept, although the video may have overdone it a bit. Check it out for yourself below.

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Nexus 7 (2013) getting another minor update, could finally fix touchscreen issues

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A minor update is rolling out to Nexus 7 (2013) owners. The build is JSS15R and it’s 8MB in size. We don’t have a changelog, but we are assuming it is for a few bug fixes and/or security updates. We are also hopeful that this update will finally fix the touchscreen issues that many of you are having, including myself. As usual, the update is rolling out gradually, so it might take a couple of days until you get it. Let us know if your touchscreen issues are gone for good.

source: Android Authority

AT&T 4G LTE Nexus 7 now available for $249 on contract

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AT&T announced today that 4G LTE will be available for Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet. Unlike the 32GB models from Google, this version comes with an AT&T 4G LTE SIM card. Besides that, all specs are identical to other versions –  it has a 7-inch display with 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution, a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, Adreno 320 graphics, a 5-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, optional 4G LTE, HDMI output, NFC, wireless charging support and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The Nexus 7 with AT&T 4G LTE is currently available via the Google Play Store for $349. If you decide to sign a two year contract before the end of the year, however, AT&T will give you “a $100 AT&T bill credit,” bringing the final price down to $249.

Source: AT&T Consumer Blog

Verizon Wireless refuses to activate Nexus 7 LTE tablets

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The Nexus 7 LTE is compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, but unfortunately Verizon is looking the other way because it’s not part of their current device lineup. News of this broke quickly once Jeff Jarvis, co-host of This Week in Google, was denied an activation. He took to Twitter and said, “Knock, knock, @VZWSupport, is anybody there? I’m trying to give you money. You’re making it hard.  No, impossible.” Verizon’s response was, “I’m excited you got your Nexus 7 but not all LTE tablets are created equal. It’s not part of our lineup and can’t be activated ^JH.”


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LTE model of new Nexus 7 released by Google to eight new markets

 

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In a Google+ post today, Google announced on their +Nexus page that the new Nexus 7 (LTE model) is now available in eight new markets from the Play Store. These locations include Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, UK, Japan and Korea.

Pricing is expected to be similar to the US pricing structure, and the device comes with a 1080p 7-inch LCD display, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 3,950mAh battery with wireless charging capabilities, NFC connectivity, and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

If you’re from one of the above markets, will you be getting your hands on a new Nexus 7 anytime soon?

Source: Google Play

 

LTE-Ready Nexus 7 now available in the Play Store

t_mobile_lte_nexus 7Those of you who were waiting for the Nexus 7 with LTE are in luck. As of today, you can purchase Google’s 7-inch tablet for $349 via the Google Play Store. It’s compatible with all the major U.S. carriers, but T-Mobile is offering 2GB of free data for the first month as a promotion for their LTE network. The LTE Nexus 7 will also hit T-Mobile stores soon. As a reminder, the new Nexus features a 7″ Full HD display featuring 323ppi, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB RAM, and 32GB of storage all seamlessly connected to LTE.

You can order from the source link below. T-Mobile’s presser after the break

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Nexus 7 update apparently did not completely resolve touchscreen issues

Nexus7_1Remember the touch screen issues the Nexus 7 was having? And remember the JSS15Q update that Google pushed out that supposedly solved those problems? Well, some new buyers of the hyped tablet are complaining that the update in fact did not fix the touchscreen problems. Some are saying that the problems could be due to incorrect calibration, or even a worst case scenario being a grounding problem that cannot be fixed with a software update.

If you  have a Nexus 7 with touchscreen issues, Consumer Report recommends that you return the tablet for another unit. We recommend the same. You can check out what the problem looks like in the video after the break.

Source : Phone Arena
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Nexus 7 LTE now available in Germany and Italy

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Normally when it comes to Google products, the U.S. usually gets them first while everyone else screams. Well this time the tables are turned as the new Nexus 7 with LTE is available in Germany and Italy. It’s not in the Google Play Store, but it’s available at select retailers such as Media Markt, Saturn, Redcoon, and the ASUS store. The price is €349 ($466). Let us know if you pick one up.

source: Android Authority

New Nexus 7 now on sale in the U.K., Germany, France, Spain, and Japan

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Those of you in the U.K., Germany, France, Spain, and Japan can now order a shiny new Nexus 7 2013 edition from the Google Play Store or from retailers. Prices will vary. The UK has the 16GB version for £199 ($307), and other parts of Europe has it for €229 ($306), and it’s 27,800 yen ($285) in Japan. It will also become available in Australia, India, and South Korea soon.

sources: Play Store 16GB / Play Store 32GB

Latest Nexus 7 update, JSS15Q, now available on AOSP, additional details emerge

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Yesterday, an update started rolling out to new Nexus 7 devices to address the multi-touch and GPS issues the new device has been subject to in its first few weeks in the hands of early adopters. Several other Nexus devices also started to receive an OTA update earlier this week to address some security issues. The factory images for all of these updates have now been posted over to AOSP, including the JSS15Q image for the Nexus 7 2013 version.

According to sources, the updates not only address the issues already mentioned, they also took care of some crashing issues involving the devices’ clipboard, tweaked App Opps permissions and some other miscellaneous bits. If you are still running your device on the stock Android install, you can continue to wait for the OTA to hit your device. If you are not afraid to tinker with loading a factory image or your device is rooted and not able to get the OTA update, you may want to head over to the Google Developers site to grab the files.

source: Google Developers
via: Engadget