Winners of Nexus 7 tablets from KitKat promo in India getting the 2012 model

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Looks like people in India are getting shorthanded during the KitKat/Nexus 7 promo. Winners everywhere else in the world received a brand new 2013 Nexus 7 as their price while in India, it’s the 2012 model that’s being given out to the users. As expected, winners from India  aren’t quite pleased and have been trying to voice out their opinions toward KitKat India but to no avail. Nestle’s response is that the new Nexus didn’t launch in India until November, two months after the promotion.


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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.

Hit the break for download links.

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Android 4.4.1 is more than just camera fixes for the Nexus 5

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Android director of engineering David Burke announced just the other day that the team was working on Android 4.4.1, an update largely filled with bug fixes involving the Nexus 5 camera.

“All of this gets a boost with an update to Android 4.4.1 rolling out to Nexus 5,” Burke said. “It improves the camera with faster focusing, especially in low light, faster white balancing, for truer colors, the ability to pinch-zoom the viewfinder in HDR+ mode and less shutter lag.”

However, the 4.4.1 update is more than just camera fixes since it’s going out to other Nexus devices (post Galaxy Nexus). Hit the break for the full changelog.


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Android 4.4.1 update (KOT49E) for Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi now available to download, instructions included

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The Android 4.4.1 update for the Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi-only version 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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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

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.

Source: Amazon

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