The evolution of Google+ marches on and thanks to Google’s Luke Wroblewski, the details of the update to the Android app for the social & community site are now available. The update has already started rolling to the Google Play Store so if you haven’t received the update yet, you will over the next few days. The updated version you are looking for is 7.4.0 and it will be available for both Android phones and tablets.
On the heels of the first technical preview being released yesterday, Google has published the official Support and Release Notes for Android N. The lengthy page outlines known issues with the release as well as performance issues that users may encounter with this first release of the next generation of Android. As I put in the announcement of the preview yesterday, this release is not for the faint of heart and certainly not ready for your primary phone or tablet. It has a lot of issues that you would expect at this very early stage and this document outlines a lot of them.
If you are still wanting to pick up a great deal on the Nexus 7 (2013) LTE, Amazon is the place for you. You can pick up the Asus built Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE support and 32GB of storage for an amazing $149.99. This is $250 off the retail price and $70 off the latest price on the tablet. This is a refurbished model from Amazon but it is like-new and it warrantied for 90 days from when you receive it so you have some comfort in knowing they have you covered in case something goes wrong.
Last week the Chrome browser for Windows, Mac and Linux was update to Build 49 and as expect, the update is now hitting the browser for Android devices. The new build is 49.0.2623.91 for those keeping score at home and it is rolling out to the Google Play Store today. You should expect it to hit your device via an OTA update any time over the course of the next few days.
Google has now turned the wick up on the Android N Beta Program site, allowing you to register your device and download the next generation of Android to your eligible device. The program is designed for developers to download the technical previews as they are released via an OTA update instead of having to reflash your device each time, a huge time saver to say the least.
[Update] I just received the discount code. All in, it took about 45 minutes from the time I submitted to the time I received it. Not bad. Again, your mileage will vary.
As part of the announcement releasing the technical preview of Android N, Google has also announced that developers can save 25% off of the latest Android tablet, the Pixel C. But here is the interesting things: It seems that anyone can get the deal. Simply register your email address and you will be sent a discount code to use in the Google Store.
As you all know, Android N is now available in developer preview (beta) for a select set of Nexus devices. As I pointed out in my post, it is certainly beta and unless you have a device that you don’t need as your daily driver, you most certainly should wait. That said, there is no reason you have to wait for the stock wallpaper from N!