The Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi model can now be updated with the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop build LMY48G. Google had released the first Android 5.1.1 factory image for the tablet two months ago. Now it has released an updated factory image.
According to Neowin, the previous build that was released for the Nexus 7 was LMY47V, but it has added the new LMY48G update on the Google Developers website. The publication claims that even though the new build is exclusively available for the Wi-Fi variant of Nexus (2013), Google will soon roll out the update for its cellular variant.
Android Central claims that there is no changelog available with the LMY48G update. Hence, it claims it is not a major update aimed at fixing issues that were present in the earlier builds.
It also claims that the other Nexus models will also receive the update in the near future. Google will soon release an over-the-air (OTA) update for installing the LMY48G build, but those who can’t wait longer may download the factory image and flash it on the Nexus 7 (2013).
The Nexus 7 (2013) is an Asus product that was released to replace the older Nexus 7 (2012). It was released in 2013 with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS onboard. However, it is now receiving the most recent Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update.
The Asus Nexus 7 (2013) is available in two options, Wi-Fi and LTE. Both variants are available with a thickness of 8.7 mm and feature a 7 -inch IPS LCD screen that supports a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels. It produces a pixel density of 323 ppi.
It is powered with Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset comprised of 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 320 graphics. It is supported by 2 GB RAM. The Nexus 7 (2013) also comes in two internal storage versions, 16 GB and 32 GB.
There is a 5 MP rear shooter and 1.2 MP front camera on the tablet. It is packed with a 3,950 mAh battery. Google was expected to release a successor model for Nexus 7 (2013) last year, but it had released a larger Nexus 9 tablet. As of this writing, it is not known whether a new Nexus slate will be released this year.