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Google Nexus 5, Nexus 7 won’t get Android 7.0 (at least not officially)

Google has taken the beta label off Android 7.0 Nougat, and the latest version of the company’s mobile operating system should begin rolling out to a number of devices soon. But Google is dropping support for two popular, but aging devices. The company has no plans to offer Android 7.0 for the Nexus 5 smartphone […]

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Deals of the Day (6-17-2014)

One of these days the second-generation Google Nexus 7 will start to look dated. For now, it’s still one of the best Android tablets on the market… especially considering its relatively low starting price of $229. It’s an even better deal when you can find it for $160… which is how much refurbished units are going for […]

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SlateKit Base is a light-weight Linux OS for the Google Nexus 7 (2013)

Tired of running Android on your Google Nexus 7 tablet? You could give Ubuntu a try… or you can take SlateKit Base for a spin. This weekend the developers launched a technical preview of the Linux-based operating system for Google’s 2013 tablet. SlateKit is really aimed at developers looking to build their own custom tablet user […]

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Asus launches official Nexus 7 (2013) docks for wired, wireless charging

Asus manufactures the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet for Google, and now the company is launching two official docks for the 7 inch Android tablet. There’s a $50 charging stand and a Asus PW100 wireless charging stand that sells for $90. The cheaper model is a stand that lets you position the tablet in landscape mode […]

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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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Nexus 7 news: Wireless charging, faster than a Nexus 4, Root

Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet hit the streets this week. And almost immediately folks figured out how to install a custom recovery and root the tablet. Meanwhile, some folks tore apart the 2013 Nexus 7 tablet to see if it’s really what’s on the inside that counts, and they found a few surprises under the […]