Can you think of anything worse than bricking your phone when flashing a new ROM? Well, how about your Android device turning into a fancy paperweight when the official OTA update is installing? That’s right, a good bunch of Nexus 7 owners, both 2012 and 2013, are reporting that Android 5.0+ Lollipop is bricking their tablets.
Making matters even worse, users so far are feeling that Google and ASUS both are trying to wash their hands of the problem, leaving users in the lurch. Even users with warranty are feeling the pinch. Hopefully this is just a growing pain or misunderstanding, but these users are pretty vocal, just check out the hashtag #Nexus7bricked for [...]
Just a few hours ago, Android 5.1 became official, though it had been spotted running on Android One devices earlier this year. The new build includes three main features, multiple-SIM card support (a staple for many Asian devices), device protection, and HD voice calling along with bug fixes and the likes. While most of these features sound better suited to phones, a couple Nexus tablets are first up to the plate.
While there are no concrete details as to when the update will arrive OTA, Google has thankfully begun to post the factory images. Those who know what to do need only click on the link below, find their device, get their download on, and patch away. For those who [...]
The latest iteration of Android has to date only been available on the new Nexus 5 but, as of November 13, can now be downloaded on the Nexus 7 Wi-Fi versions and Nexus 10 tablet.
The bad news is that Nexus 4 owners and those with a cellular Nexus 7 tablet will have to wait a little longer, with the update not currently available for both devices.
Google announced Android 4.4 KitKat on the new Nexus 5 smartphone at the end of last month, and recent reports claim that the operating system update – which takes its name from the popular candy bar maker – could soon feature on the second-generation Nexus 10.
Google describes the custom-molded microsuede cover as "super-functional." In addition to protecting the device, it includes a stand, both fairly standard features of other tablet covers.
More distinct is the microsuede design and choice of Black, White/Red, Gray/Blue and Gray/Red colors.
Other highlights noted in the text that accompanies the update includes restricted profiles to “limit family members’ access to apps and content on your tablet or to secure a tablet in a kiosk setting”.
The update also includes the Google Keep note-taking app which is also available in the Google Play store. At this time it’s not clear if if other Nexus 7 owners are getting the update yet.