Android 4.4.1 update (KOT49E) for Nexus 7 LTE now available to download, instructions included

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The Android 4.4.1 update for the Nexus 7 LTE started rolling already. 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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eBay Cyber Monday deal offering refurbished 16GB and new 32GB Nexus 7 for $169, $229 with free shipping

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Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year, is finally here— eBay has a ton of great offers on its site, and the Nexus 7 sale certainly doesn’t fall short.

Manufacturer-refurbished 16GB Nexus 7′s are going for $169 with free shipping, and new 32GB models are going for only $229.

This is actually a pretty excellent deal on both tablets, and you may not want to pass up on such a great offer from two eBay retailers. Hit the break for links to eBay to get yourself a Nexus 7 for super-cheap.

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[Deal] Staples offering $50 discount on tablets, works today only

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nexus_7_staples_deal_novemberForget about Amazon’s Nexus 7 deal for today because Staples is offering a $50 coupon on tablets that are priced at $149.99 and above. And yes, the Nexus 7 is included. You can use the coupon in stores and online. If you decide on picking up a Nexus 7 with 16GB, you’ll only have to pay $179.99. A good deal if you ask me, but it works for today only. Hit the source link to grab the coupon.

Source: Staples

[Deal] Get a $25 Google Play credit with Nexus 7 order from Google Play store

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Buyers considering a Google Nexus 7 may want to grab one from the Google Play store thanks to a new offer Google is offering. For a limited time, Google is offering a $25 Google Play credit with the purchase of a Nexus. The credit will be emailed to buyers once their device ships.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this deal, just hit the source link.

source: Google Play Store

[Deal] Nexus 7 (2013) 16GB on sale through Amazon, 32GB too

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Just in time for the holiday season, Amazon is offering Google’s Nexus 7 tablet for $30 less than its usual price. The 16GB model costs $199 while the 32GB is $239, an excellent price for an excellent tablet. Usually you’d be paying $229 and $269, respectively. And if you have Amazon Prime, you can pick one up with free two-day shipping. We’re not quite sure there will be a Nexus 7 deal better than this. If you’re interested, hit the source link to order now.

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New KitKat build KRT16S being pushed out to squash bugs

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Google has started to push out updated code for Android 4.4 KitKat on Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices. The build, KRT16S, replaces the version that was released last week, KRT16O. Google indicates that factory images and proprietary binaries will also be available shortly. No details have been released about what is different in this latest version or what specific bugs are addressed that required such a quick release. There is no indication that the Nexus 5 is being impacted by this new build.

source: Android Build group

Google offering a free Nexus 7 as part of “Share What Matters” contest

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Do you want a new Nexus 7 for free? Well, Google is offering just that, as part of a new promotional contest they are running. All you have to do is create your own portrait of the things that matter to you alongside your favorite Android device, just like you see above, and you’ll have the chance to win a new Nexus 7 tablet, or a $50 Google Play gift card.

Sounds easy enough, right? Head to the source link for more information on how to submit your portrait.

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Holiday themed Google pop-up shops opening to show off its newest products

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Google’s good in the marketing department. Really good.

It’s officially the holiday season, and Google wants to remind you that now’s the time to buy, buy, buy.

The company is opening up a series of tent-like pop-up shops for the upcoming season to display some of its latest products, including the Nexus 7, Nexus 5, Chromecast, and the newest Chromebooks.

They will be called “Winter Wonderlabs,” and will be located in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Sacramento, Washington D.C., and Paramus, NJ.

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Asus developing Google Glass competitor, still in talks with Google about 2014 Nexus 7 tablet

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Looks like Asus is having a big day. The first big new from the tech manufacturer is that they’re readying a wearable device similar to Google Glass and it will be announced at Computex next year, which takes place in Taipei from June 3rd to June 7th in 2014. Unfortunately because of how early this news comes, it means there’s no solid information about the device itself. It seems like everyone else is pursuing glasses and watches, though, so don’t be surprised if we start to hear about either of those from Asus soon.

The second bit of news relates to next year’s inevitable refresh of Google’s flagship 7 inch tablet, the Asus-made Nexus 7. Originally, there was some speculation that Google would pick a different manufacturer for the tablet because Asus was focusing more on their own line of tablets, but according to CEO Jerry Shen, that’s not necessarily the case. The company is still in talks with Google to make that manufacturing partnership happen. It doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll see Asus make the next Nexus 7, but it’s clearly a valuable chunk of their business, and I’m sure they’d hate to see it picked up by another manufacturer (although I wouldn’t complain if Google got Sony on board with some of their Nexus devices)

With Google considering moving production to a company besides Asus because they want to focus on their own line of tablets, it really makes you wonder if we’ll ever see another Samsung Nexus tablet with the rumors about the direction they’ll be going in next year.

source: Phone Arena

[Deal] Get any tablet from Staples $50 off, including Nexus 7

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Black Friday is coming up in just a few weeks, but Staples already has great deals flowing. You can get any tablet over $149 for $50 off. That includes the new Nexus 7, and brings down the price to $179 for the 16GB version, and $219 for the 32GB tablet. That is an incredible deal for a brand new, top of the line device.

All  you have to do to take advantage of this deal is enter the coupon code 24373 while you’re checking out on Staples.com. This deal is only valid today, so be quick!

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