Google releases Android 5.0 for Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10

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Google has released Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Nexus 5 smartphone, Nexus 10 tablet, and WiFi-only Nexus 7 tablets (both the 2012 and 2013 models). Over-the-air updates are starting to roll out, and you can download factory images straight from Google (although installing a factory image will overwrite your data). Google says updates for the […]

Deals of the Day (10-03-2014)

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Google’s Nexus 10 tablet is starting to show its age. But the Samsung-built tablet still has an excellent 10.1 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display and a reasonably powerful Exynos 5250 processor. More importantly, nearly two years after the tablet first launched for $399, you can score a deal on a refurbished model for about half […]

Deals of the Day (11-21-2013)

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One of these days Google’s going to get around to introducing a next-generation Nexus 10 tablet… maybe. For now, you can score a pretty good deal on last year’s model if you shop for refurbished models. A 32GB Nexus 10 normally sells for $499, but Woot is selling the 10 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel […]

Lilbits (11-18-2013): 2 million Raspberry Pis sold

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It took about a year for the Raspberry Pi foundation to sell the first million of its mini-computers. Now, less than two years after the first device rolled off the production lines, 2 million Raspberry Pi devices have been sold. The Raspberry Pi was designed to be a low cost, low-power computer that could run […]

Android 4.4 KitKat arrives for the Google Nexus 7, Nexus 10 tablets

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Google is starting to roll out Android 4.4 KitKat for its line of Nexus phones and tablets. Starting November 12th, 2013 users of the WiFi-only Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets should start to receive over-the-air updates. Both the 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7 tablets are getting the software update. Updates for the Google Nexus […]

Lilbits (9-19-2013): Google Wallet goes cross-platform

Google Wallet for iOS

Google Wallet may have started its life as an app designed to let you tap your phone against a tap register to make electronic payments, but adoption hasn’t exactly been spectacular. The good news is that Google Wallet has a few other features: it can act as a virtual wallet for storing customer loyalty cards, […]

Deals of the Day (8-23-2013)

Google Nexus 10

One of these days Google’s going to get around to introducing a 2nd-generation Nexus 10 tablet. But last year’s model still has pretty impressive specs including a 2560 x 1600 pixel display and a Samsung Exynos 5 dual-core processor. The tablet has a list price of $399 and up, but today you can pick up […]

Rumors: Next Nexus 10 built by Asus, New Nexus phone from Motorola

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Google may sell a line of phones and tablets under the Nexus brand, but the company doesn’t build these devices itself. Google has partnered with companies including HTC, Asus, Samsung, and LG to build every Nexus model so far. Right now the company’s latest smartphone, 7 inch, and 10 inch tablets are built by LG, […]

Lilbits (7-26-2013): Too many Surface RT tablets

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Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet launched last year as one of the first devices to ship with Windows RT. It was an impressive achievement, with Microsoft essentially retooling its entire Windows operating system to run on devices with ARM-based chips. But while the Surface RT has long battery life, instant on capabilities, and an intriguing optional […]

Deals of the Day (5-29-2013)

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The Google Nexus 10 is a tablet with a 2560 x 1600 pixel display, a Samsung Exynos 5250 ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core processor, and the latest Android software. Google sells the tablet for $399 and up, but at that price you normally get a model with 16GB of storage. A 32GB version will set you back […]

ClockworkMod, TWRP Recovery for the Google Nexus 10

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Custom recovery tools like ClockworkMod and TWRP make it easy to make a complete backup of an Android device, restore from a backup, wipe data, or install custom firmware updates. While it can sometimes take a while to get a custom recovery tool up and running on a new Android device, Nexus hardware is usually […]