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    • Cliddy
    • By Cliddy 7th Oct 16, 5:28 PM
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    Nexus 7 2012 Android version
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    • 7th Oct 16, 5:28 PM
    Nexus 7 2012 Android version 7th Oct 16 at 5:28 PM
    I've just upgraded to the 2013 version of the Nexus 7.
    So I've cleared down and rebuilt my old 2012 version that had Android 6 on it. Currently the latest version available.

    As it's still usable I'll probably pass it onto some unsuspecting family member.

    But I've noticed that it's reloaded with Android version 5 on it. This was no particular surprise as I then expected to be able to manually update it to version 6. But it doesn't appear to be offering it. Any ideas please?
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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 7th Oct 16, 6:31 PM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 6:31 PM
    Depends upon the firmware you have put on it .
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 8th Oct 16, 8:46 AM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 8:46 AM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 8:46 AM
    The last version of Android offered for the 2012 Nexus 7 by Google is version 5. It will not update further and no other version will or has been offered. Any other version of Android would have to be sourced from a third party and then installed by the user.
    • almillar
    • By almillar 17th Oct 16, 3:45 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 3:45 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 3:45 PM
    Cliddy - as above either your memory has failed you or someone has installed an unofficial ROM (nothing wrong with that). The last official Android version for the 2012 Nexus 7 is version 5, as above. The 2013 Nexus 7 is stuck at version 6 officially.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 17th Oct 16, 4:37 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 4:37 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 4:37 PM
    SWMBO has a N7 2012 ... I reverted it to 4.4 Kitkat as it struggled badly with Lollipop.
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