Say goodbye to the Nexus 7 as Google pulls listing from store page

Nexus_7_White_OfficialThe Nexus 7 was Google’s initiative to kick start affordable, well-performing 7-inch Android tablets. The first N7 was a fantastic device, and its 2013 successor was every bit as good at an affordable price point.

After releasing the Nexus 9 and not even mentioning the possibility of a refreshed 7-inch tablet, though, most of us could see the writing on the wall about the Nexus 7’s fate. Today, it’s finally happened, as Google no longer offers the Nexus 7 on their online store. Finding a listing for the Nexus 7 specifically says that it’s no longer for sale. Read more

Google admits that Nexus devices aren’t selling so well, but that’s not what they said 3 months ago

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Well how things can change in 3 months time. In an earnings conference call back in January, Google CFO Patrick Pichette stated that they couldn’t keep up with Nexus 6 demand. That implied that the demand was so unbelievably high, but as we have learned with supply and demand, even if demand is low, supply could still be an issue. When I reported that story, I titled the post….They have to be kidding: Google admits they can’t keep up with Nexus 6 demand….because it was obvious that the Nexus 6 couldn’t be selling that well.

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Nexus Player Wins the Android 5.1.1 Contest, Factory Image Now Available

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Remember the Nexus Player? We won’t fault you if you don’t. To many, Google’s first entry into the digital media player space is an exercise in futility, with similarly-priced competitors sporting stronger specs and better UIs. Like many Nexus devices, the Player hasn’t quite made the splash Google (and Asus) might have intended, but how many Nexus devices go mainstream, anyway? The closest we’ve really come to that is the Nexus 6 and (maybe) the (subjectively superior) Nexus 5.

But now, the Nexus Player is also the first device to receive the Android 5.1.1 update. Yes, what is arguably the least-used of all Nexus devices (we’ve got our eye on you, Nexus 10) is now leading the pack in software updates. The now-passé Android 5.1 has been rolling out to a handful of devices over the past number of weeks, but now that progress has been torn asunder by proof that there is more to be had from Lollipop than mere single-decimal nomenclature.

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Android 5.1 factory images are live for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012), and Nexus 10 [Update: Nexus 6]

Nexus_5_Android_L_Developer_Preview_Home_Screen_01_TAGoogle has posted brand new Android 5.1 factory images for several Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5, Nexus 10, and the slightly older 2012 version of the Nexus 7. If you’re ready to start flashing them on your device, hit the right link below and follow our guide to flashing factory images on your Nexus device. Read more

Rumour: Android 5.1 Lollipop to roll-out to Nexus 7 (2013) later this week

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If you’re a Nexus 7 owner, the euphoria of having Android 5.0 Lollipop installed on your device probably fizzled out a few months ago, thanks to the buggy performance of the update. Nexus 7 owners have reported problems with WiFi connectivity, video playback, battery life and that their devices are getting slower and slower thanks to a probable memory leak. According to a Google Plus post by Artem Russakovskii (Android Police), though, there might cause for renewed hope, with Android 5.1 rumoured to roll out in the next week or so.

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Rumour: The 2015 Nexus phone could be made by a Chinese manufacturer

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It’s a little early for Nexus season, but here we have a leak hinting at the next manufacturer to be handed the honour of creating the next Nexus handset. In the recent past, we had the Nexus 4 and 5 being built by LG, with the most recent Nexus 6 coming courtesy of Motorola. But now, according to a post by Darren phone chips on Weibo, the Chinese micro-blogging site, it appears that a Chinese manufacturer might be given the responsibility for the next Nexus handset.

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Nexus 6 listed as ‘coming soon’ on Verizon’s website

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The Google Nexus 6 smartphone has been available for over two months through carriers like T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T. However, the nation’s largest carrier, Verizon Wireless has been somewhat absent from the action. It seems like that could change over the coming weeks, with the smartphone going up on the carrier’s website with a “coming soon” sign. Read more