Android 5.0.1 was pushed to AOSP last night with factory images posted for the Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi), Nexus 9 (WiFi), and Nexus 10. We are sure this update fixes a slew of bugs, but a couple of notable ones include a factory reset bug as well as a video playback issue on the Nexus 7.
The factory reset bug involves the lock screen in that it could automatically trigger a factory reset. As you might know, if you have a security lock screen, you can configure it to wipe the device after a certain amount of failed attempts. The initial Lollipop update had a bug in that just tapping the device was recorded as a failure when utilizing the Pattern unlock method. This is an unlikely situation for most people, but nobody wants to reset their device accidentally.
If you own a Nexus tablet, you might want to check out Google’s latest factory image page. The WiFi versions of the 2013 Nexus 7, Nexus 9, and brand new Nexus 10 all have official factory images for Android 5.0.1 available to flash. This should be the start of a gradual rollout to all Nexus devices, but the tablets are getting the first crack at the incremental update.
If you need help installing the factory images on your device, you can find our guide here. Read more
How about a deal that tackles two device categories with one excellent price? That is what Expansys has going on right now. For $179, customers can take home the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 from 2012. The price reflects a discount of 28% (or $70).
They are devices from two generations ago, but Android 5.0 Lollipop is available to them. This would make an excellent gift for people that are just getting started with a phone and tablet. Or you can just keep it for yourself! We won’t tell anyone.
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
The anticipation of receiving (or manually installing) a new Android update is mind blowing. Not only can’t you wait to see the new interface, but your also hoping the performance will dramatically improve. Unfortunately that’s not the case for a lot of Nexus 7 (2012) owners.
Many users are reporting that their tablet has become so slow and buggy with restarts that it’s “unusable.” One of the Google product experts suggested clearing the recovery cache partition, but unfortunately that hasn’t helped.
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.
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.
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.
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Just a day after making the official factory images available to the public, Google has started pushing out the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update (build KTU84P) to all unlocked, LTE variants of the Nexus 7 (2013) located in the United States.
Google just sent an unannounced 7-in tablet through the FCC, meaning we should be seeing another small tablet hit being released shortly. The model name for the aforementioned device is NX74751, the NX being the primary reason to suspect it being the next Nexus 7. There has also been speculation that this tablet is the LG G Pad 7.0 GPE, due to the battery being manufactured by LG. Read more