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Android 4.4.4 OTA is avaiable for Nexus 7 wifi

Android 4.4.4 System update

My Nexus 7 (2013) was just updated to Android 4.4.3 two weeks ago. It is Android 4.4.4 now.

Followed the prompt, the system is safe to upgrade. Be sure, the batter is full charged or with usb power connected.


Android 4.4.4 OTA update notice
Android 4.4.4 OTA update notice

System update downloaded is done. Time to upgrade.

Android 4.4.4 System update

It said 2.4MB data was downloaded. Touch Restart & install

After shutdown and restart, and optimize the installed apps. Go to the settings, about to check the system information.

Android 4.4.4 About tablet



Android 4.4.3 OTA is avaiable for Nexus 7 wifi

Yesterday, I got the system update notice on my Nexus 7.

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Then touch the bar to download the new system.

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Touch the Download button

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A few minutes later. the system will ask for restart. Confirm it and the device will restart and install the new system and optimize apps.

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When the system restarted to normal, go to settings > About tablet.

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Android version is 4.4.3 now.


SanDisk microSDHC 16GB for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

SanDisk Ultra 16GB microSDHC

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7″ for my kids. It is 8GB version. So I have to get some external storage.

Now it is SanDisk microSDHC 16GB

SanDisk microSDHC 16GB

Yes, it is sold in China, with Chinese package.

The details of specification:

  • 16GB
  • Class 10  UHS-1
  • 30MB/s (Read)
  • Good for Android system or other smartphone or tablet.


Here is a closer look of the card.

SanDisk Ultra 16GB microSDHC

Than I open the external storage slot cover on the left side of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.


Then I insert this microSD into the external storage slot. Pushed it in to the end and put the cover back. Power on the device.


After that, go to the settings >> Storage and look at the information of storage.


It shows 14.83GB. The capacity is correct. The labeled 16GB is based on 1GB = 1,000,000,000B. Inside of  computer or Android system, 1GB = 1,024 x 1,024 x 1,024 = 1,073,741,924B

Do a simple calculation, the answer will be 16 x 1,000,000,000 / 1,073,741,924 = 14.90GB

There is also small portion of space is taken by system use. That’s why the system can only provide 14.83GB for user use.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0"

Got this device, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, 7.0″ (178mm), from Costco store. The price is $149 after discount, plus tax and fees. The regular price is $199.

The Galaxy Tab 3 series refers to the third generation Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 and are again aimed at budget markets while the Galaxy Note series taking over the Higher-end market. The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 was announced at the end of April 2013.

In the box

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0"

Back of the box

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 box back


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Great deal of New Nexus 7 Tablet

It is a great deal for a 7 inch Nexus table.  I ordered it on Nov. 7. Received it yesterday.

The tag price on is $249.99

The total I paid is less than $150.00

1) Sign Up $25 Promo. It can be used on this order.

2) Sign Up 20% rebate for

Go to through Link

3) $10 Coupon  on checkout page.
4) Pay by Paypal Check Out, get $25 Speical discount
5) Last

The formula is as below:

($249 – $10)X1.12 – $25 = $243.79

1.12 is the tax rate in BC. The $243.79 will show on the order details page. When I got the Nexus 7, I have another reward $20, then I have $26.09 rewards can be used in next order.

On site. I have 20% rebate, it is about $42.99. and also a signup bonus at So I have total $52.99 rebates. It will be send to me at next payment on Feb 15, 2014 through paypal.

So the total I paid for this item is $243.79 – $25(paypal) – $52.99 – $26.09 = $139.71

$139.71 including tax and shipping.

If I order it through Google official site, the price is $229.00 plus tax.





Got a Bamboo Pen

I bought a Wacom Bamboo Pen, which can be used for drawing, painting on computer.
At Staples Canada, it is $69.99 after $20 discount. So I paid $79.39 with tax and recycling fee.

I don’t even know it has recycling fee until I saw the receipt.


* 512 levels of pressure sensitivity on the pen tip for natural pen and brush strokes
* Battery-free, ergonomic pen with two programmable switches
* Textured work surface for a pen-on-paper feel
* Attached fabric pen loop conveniently secures pen
* Easy USB connection
* Included in the package with every Bamboo Pen:
o Corel Painter Essentials 4.0 (Win and Mac) for creating natural media art and turning photos into digital paintings


Tablet Specifications

Tablet Dimensions (WxH) 9.8″ x 6.9″ (249mm x 175mm)
Active Area (WxH) 5.8″ x 3.6″ (147mm x 91mm)
Pressure Levels 512 on Pen Tip
Resolution 1270 lpi
Max Data Rate 133 pps
Accuracy +/- .02 in (+/- 0.5 mm)
Tablet Weight 12.8 oz
Connectivity Standard USB
Orientation Reversible for right- or left-handed users

System Requirements

PC Windows 7, Vista or XP with Service Pack 2
Mac Mac OS X (10.4.8 or higher)
Hardware Also requires color display, powered USB port, and CD/DVD drive

The content of box is including a tablet, a pen, one installation disk and one software disk.

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