There has been a great deal of news about Nexus tablets, updates, upgrades, storage, next versions and screen sizes.
JB Update - No Going Back?
Google is delivering an update to the Nexus 7 which a minor upgrade with one major features change.
The update to Jelly Bean 4.1.2 for the Nexus 7 users set the homepage to landscape mode and makes it run smoother and faster. Once you update your Nexus 7 you will not be able to run Jelly Bean 4.1 again. The build number is JZO54K, and the tag is android-4.1.2_r1.
Jelly Bean 4.1.2 also fixes some bugs. To check for the update go to Settings > About device > Software updates and tap to ch for updates.
Update 10/15/2012: The Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S are starting to get the update to Android 4.1.2 over the air.
10.1 Nexus Tablet- Pixel and Feature Packed?
In other Nexus news, the rumors of a Nexus 10.1 tablet persist. However the latest reports suggest not a holiday release date but Q1, 2013. The tablet suspected to made by Samsung will display a cutting-edge pixel-packed display to best the iPad. The Nexus 10.1 with a 2560x1600 pixel screen at 299ppi will best the new iPad's 264ppi.
Other reported features of the Nexus 10.1 are the same of better than the well-reviewed Nexus 7, a quad-core processor, Wi-Fi, Corning Glass, GPS, Wi-Fi, Android Jelly Bean, microUSB, NFC and landscape-capable homescreen. Many are hoping for an HDMI connection, double Wi-Fi antenna and speakers.
More GB for Your Buck
There have also been reports that Google and Asus will offer a 32 GB Nexus 7 tablet. Although the Nexus 7 has gotten great reviews, it lacks a microSD slot for increasing storage. 32GB models were seen in inventory systems. The estimated price for the 32GB Nexus 7 is around $249.99, the current price for the Nexus 7 16GB model.
What's the Deal with Nexus #?
The first Nexus device was the Nexus One smartphone made by HTC. The next three devices contained the makers names and letters. With the start of the Nexus 7 the device name was related to the screen size. However, now there are rumors of an LG Optimus Nexus 4 smartphone by LG.
Black Friday Deals?
There were also rumors of a cheaper 7" Nexus 7 for $99 in time for the holidays. So what's a tablet buyer to do?