do I have a 2012,2013,2014 nexus7?

st0ne

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How can I tell what gen my Nexus7 is?
I am running KitKat 4.4.4. Updated OTA. Waiting for Lollipop but no go.
I don't want to try to side load it until I know more about my tab.
What info do you need to determine the year of my Nexus7?
 

Spider

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Look at the back of your tablet. If NEXUS is written in portrait mode, it's an original N7 (2012?). If it's written in landscape mode, it's an N7 (2013).
 

st0ne

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Cool. 2013. Now should I wait for the OTA update? Or should I side load it?
 

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Have you actually checked to see if there are any updates? (Settings, About Tablet, System Updates, Check For Updates)
 

st0ne

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Yes. I check every few days. It says my system is up to date. 4.4.4
 

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I'm pretty sure most of the N7 (2013) tablets here in the US updated automatically over a month ago and are running Android 5.0.1 Build LRX22C. Is your tablet rooted by any chance?
 

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Google began by updating the N7's to 5.0 and stopped because bugs were discovered and mine never updated to 5.0. Then they updated them to 5.0.1 and mine updated. I recently read they're coming out with 5.0.2 to fix some additional bugs and maybe that's why they never got to yours.

I'd wait a while to see if they update you to 5.0.2. If not, side loading might be necessary. It may take a little time after 5.0.2 becomes available, so try to be patient. Meanwhile, 4.4.4 was solid and my life didn't really change when the tablet went to 5.0.1.;)

http://www.androidtablets.net/threads/nexus-7-android-5-0-update.70556/
 
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