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How long will the 2012 Nexus 7 be supported?

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By PassingThruLife, Senior Member on 23rd March 2014, 11:39 AM
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25th March 2014, 01:52 AM |#11  
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There will still be custom ROM's that you can flash and it'll be compatible for years to come.

I've no intention of getting another tablet for a while yet I may get a chrome book next but I primarily use my Nexus 7, best thing I ever bought.

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Agreed....best thing I ever bought. Totally worth the money and when it comes to support.....I'm still using a 2011 HTC rezound running kit kat thanks to the developers on here. Our nexus 7 (2012) will get updates thanks to developers for quite a while still.

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25th March 2014, 10:10 AM |#12  
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As you know Kitkat is not compatible with Galaxy Nexus, a 2011 device...

I still think that new version of Android will be compatible with Nexus 2012 (I have one so I hope so too), but probably that was the last officialy version released for this device.

It could change if they sell a new Nexus 7 this year. If they do so... I think that they will drop Nexus 2012 support this year...
25th March 2014, 10:24 AM |#13  
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The official GNex was dropped not because of the device itself (KK runs fine on my gf's GNex), but because the SoC's manufacturer (Texas Instruments) closed its SoC division and so they stopped updating the drivers and Google wants updated drivers in every new releases.
27th March 2014, 06:09 AM |#14  
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The official GNex was dropped not because of the device itself (KK runs fine on my gf's GNex), but because the SoC's manufacturer (Texas Instruments) closed its SoC division and so they stopped updating the drivers and Google wants updated drivers in every new releases.

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Originally Posted by jonny68

There will still be custom ROM's that you can flash and it'll be compatible for years to come.

I've no intention of getting another tablet for a while yet I may get a chrome book next but I primarily use my Nexus 7, best thing I ever bought.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

As an owner of a previous Tegra device (g2x) I'm pretty aware of the vendor's level of support: None. Basically, once Google is done with it, nVidia will be done as well. So I wouldn't count on upgrades going on forever like we're used to with Qualcomm devices. Still, I'm getting one cheap as a backup for my N7 2013 LTE (which is in the process of getting a new screen leaving me tablet-less for now... ugh)...
27th March 2014, 04:23 PM |#15  
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Nexus devices usually get support for 18 months. So it will most likely kit kat is the last update for nexus 7 2012.

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