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Now you can install Android 6.0 on a Nexus 4 (unofficially)

Google recently released Android 6.0 Marshmallow for recent Nexus phones, tablets, and TV boxes. How recent? If you’ve got a Nexus 5 smartphone you’re good to go. But if you’ve got a Nexus 4, not so much. At least that’s true if you want to install an official version of Android 6.0 distributed by Google. […]

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Google Android L ported to the Nexus 4 smartphone (unofficially)

Want to try out Google’s upcoming version of Android, but don’t have a Nexus 5 phone or Nexus 7 tablet? If you’ve got a slightly older Nexus 4 smartphone then you’re in luck — there’s an unofficial port of the Google Android L developer preview available for that phone. At this point Android L for the […]

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Google releases Android L preview source code for Nexus 7 (2012) and later

Google has added code for the Android L developer preview to the Android Open Source Project, and that includes code for all recent Nexus devices including the Google Nexus 7 2012 and 2013 editions, the Nexus 10, and the Nexus 4 and 5 smartphones. This follows the release of factory images for the most recent Nexus 7 […]

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Jolla releases Sailfish OS for the Google Nexus 4

Want to try out Jolla’s Sailfish operating system without buying a Jolla phone? Now you can run a developer preview version of the software on a Google Nexus 4. Jolla has released an official Sailfish OS image for Google’s last-generation Nexus phone, along with instructions for installing the software. Sailfish is an open source, Linux-based […]

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Jolla’s Sailfish OS ported to run on the Nexus 4

There’s only one phone that’s currently designed to ship with the Sailfish operating system. But Sailfish is based on open source software, and at least one person has already figured out how to install Sailfish on the Google Nexus 4 smartphone. YouTube user sledges has posted a video showing the installation and setup process. It […]

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Streamlining Ubuntu Touch: Official support for Nexus 4, Nexus 7 only

The developers of Ubuntu Touch for smartphones and tablets are streamlining their platform and will officially support just two devices in the coming months: The Google Nexus 4 smartphone and Google Nexus 7 (2013) tablet. Members of the developer community will still be able to port the touchscreen-friendly version of Ubuntu to run on other […]

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

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 […]

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Most popular Liliputing articles from 8/24 – 8/30

Kobo’s new tablets are on the way. Amazon’s flagship eReader is out of stock (suggesting a new model could be on the way). Google’s flagship smartphone gets a price cut. And a solution for turning your smartphone into a tablet emerges. Here’s a look back at some of the top stories from the week that […]