Monthly Archives: October 2012

REVIEW: Blurex Ultra Slim Portfolio Case for the Nexus 7

I am always becoming aware of new cases for the Nexus 7. It’s good to know that case makers are embracing the Nexus 7, but I still feel that more manufacturers need to step up and make their products available for the most popular Android tablet on the market.

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Using NFC on your Nexus 7

One of the many nifty things about the Nexus 7 is that it has NFC (Near Field Communication). One of the features of NFC is that you can use your NFC enabled device to make a payment at a register with the appropriate hardware. I decided I wanted to test this out.

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[UNBOXING VIDEO] BLUREX Ultra Slim Folio Cover for the the Nexus 7

I received the BLUREX Ultra Slim Folio Cover last week and I finally had a chance to open the envelope and do an unboxing video.  Will the BLUREX replace my favorite case (the CASEEN DESIGNO)?  You’ll have to wait for my full review to find out!

Not running Android 4.1.2? Here’s how to force an update

About your Nexus 7 tablet

This screen shows that my Nexus 7 has updated to Android 4.1.2

If your Nexus 7 has not updated to Android 4.1.2 on its own, here’s how you can force it to update:
FIRST!!!, charge your Nexus 7 and leave the USB cord plugged-in


  1. Go to Settings -> Apps -> All
  2. Find Google Services Framework.
  3. Tap on Force Stop.
  4. Select Clear Data.
  5. Head back to the Nexus 7’s Settings, go to About, and check for a System Update. (Note the date will be in the 60’s its okay)

If that does not work, you’ll have to repeat steps 1 – 5. You may have to repeat several times. I read about someone that had to repeat 10 times before it worked. I had to repeat a few times. I lost track of how many times, but it worked!

Have fun with 4.1.2!