After a lot of drama, Google has posted the factory images and binaries of the new Nexus 7 tablet on its developer website earlier today.
If you are a newbie in all this, the factory images are important in case you ever want to switch back to stock Google firmware from a custom ROM. Binaries concern to developers mainly and casual Android users don’t need to be bothered about them.
The whole drama about Qualcomm and GPU source files seems to have been resolved for the time-being and we hope that similar issues don’t crop up every other time a new Nexus device with a Qualcomm chip is released in the market. Nexus devices are a very important part of Android ecosystem and their open nature is one of the reasons that make them so great and if there are no factory images or binaries available for public, what good are the Nexus devices from other Android products.
Google acknowledges GPS issues with new Nexus 7, working on a fix
In related news, after several reports of GPS issues with the new Nexus 7 tablet, Google has acknowledged the issue and is reportedly finding the cause of the problem. Once the problem is identified, Google will issue to a fix to the tablets.
We hope that it is a software issue and can be fixed by a simple update from Google.