The tablet created in combination by Google and Asus. Codenamed Grouper / Nakasi, it is one of the more powerful and cheaper tablets on the market. The tablet is very often used as a baseline. Ubuntu Touch is able to run on it.

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How do I connect a Nexus 7 to transfer files? [duplicate]

I want to move some files from my PC to Nexus 7. The tablet is connected to my PC's USB port and it is successfully charging. Unfortunately, the PC is not detecting the devices - what I expected is to ...
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Is it possible to run Ubuntu on a Nexus 7?

Is it possible to run Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10 on a Google Nexus Tablet? Would it be able to run Unity and/or Gnome Shell? or would it have to run a lighter desktop environment?
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How can I use my phone or tablet as mousepad?

I just set up my Ubuntu desktop to use our living room TV as a monitor, and I would like to be able to use either my iPhone or Nexus 7 tablet as a mousepad/keyboard for controlling it from the couch. ...
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How do I get Ubuntu working on a Nexus 7 (2013)?

Can anyone tell me whether the information at "https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation" still holds for the 2nd generation Nexus 7? I'm thinking that there may be new compatibility issues, since ...
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Nexus 7 dual-boot with android?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu in parallel to Android on the Nexus 7 (dual-boot), or not? If not, how hard would it be to add the feature? It should be just a matter of adding another partition and ...
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Does Ubuntu on Nexus 7 support the GPS hardware?

If I install Ubuntu onto my Nexus 7 via this guide will I still be able to use GPS and Google Maps?
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Cleanly uninstall ubuntu from Nexus 7

If I install Ubuntu on the Nexus 7 (following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation), and later uninstall it, will the device be in the original state, or will there be ...
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What is the (initial) root password for Ubuntu on Nexus 7?

Is it possible to install anything on nexus 7' Ubuntu? I installed Ubuntu, booted, but there's only default admin account.
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How to switch from Mir to Surfaceflinger?

Because of this bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/mir/+bug/1238695 Ubuntu Touch on the Google Nexus 7 (grouper), Touch randomly freezes, and flickers. It is bad enough that I cannot do anything except ...
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Ubuntu Nexus 7 as USB device does not work

I connected USB cable from Nexus 7 running Ubuntu to my Ubuntu laptop but there is no new USB device found when I run lsusb. Is this function supported?
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Mounting Nexus 7 on Ubuntu 12.04 through USB? [duplicate]

Please help me troubleshoot. I would like to transfer files between my Ubuntu 12.04 and Nexus 7 (Android 4.2) I have first followed this link post carefully without success, rolled back all changed. ...
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Is the 32 GB Nexus 7 compatible with Ubuntu?

I want to buy a 32 GB Nexus 7 to try installing Ubuntu - will it be compatible?
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How can I install Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 while being able to recover from an Nandroid backup?

I use CyanogenMod and ClockWork Recovery on my Nexus 7. How can my existing full nandroid backup be used to restore my device after installing Ubuntu? The instructions assume "recovery" would mean ...
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Low-level 10-finger multi-touch data on the Nexus 7?

I'm considering getting a Nexus 7 to do some multi-touch development on Ubuntu in the run-up to 13.04 (i.e., now :-). What APIs, /dev files, or protocols are available, or could be made available ...
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How to transfer files between my Nexus 7 and my PC using a USB cable?

What is the correct method to transfer files between Ubuntu running on my Nexus 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 running on my PC using a USB cable? I am not asking about the Bluetooth or Wifi method for ...
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Installation on a Nexus 7 gets stuck while flashing the root filesystem [closed]

Well, a good chunk of my day has been spent on what was supposed to take minutes... here's the rundown Every time, i get stuck while flashing the root file system (freezing, timing out, or error ...
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Does the Nexus 7 version of Ubuntu support the same software as the desktop version?

I'm wondering whether the Nexus 7 version of Ubuntu ('Ubuntu on Android') supports the same software (i. e., VirtualBox, Google Chrome, LibreOffice Writer) as the desktop version. Is there any ...
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How will updates be applied to the Nexus 7 Ubuntu release? Will refreshing the device be necessary?

Updating Android is usually a hassle and requires flashing an update via ROM Manager or the like. I'm fantasizing about the beauty of being able to take daily Ubuntu patches and updated kernels via ...
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What Interface Toolkit is being recommended for Ubuntu on Nexus7/Mobile Devices?

I understand this is a may be a very premature question given that the current build is for testing Ubuntu Core, but I have just bought a Nexus7 to join in with this Ubuntu on mobile adventure and ...
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How to Enable Wireless on Nexus 7

How do I enable Wireless on my Nexus 7 running Ubuntu on Nexus7? When I click the Network Manager Icon its not showing any available networks.
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Ubuntu laptop connected to usb modem and set to be a hotspot + nexus 7

I'm using my laptop as a wifi hotspot while it's connected to broadband over a usb stick. And it works perfectly, I connect my phone to the laptop hotspot without a problem. But my nexus 7 can't find ...
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What do the updates provide in the Nexus 7 Desktop Installer?

Is there any advantage in re-installing to Nexus 7, with an updated 'Ubuntu Nexus 7 Desktop Installer' which has itself been updated recently? Presumably it has added support for 32GB model .. Does ...
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I'm running Ubuntu on my Nexus 7, do I have access to the same packages as if I'm running Ubuntu on my Desktop?

I noticed that some packages are not available on my Nexus 7 when browsing the Software Center or using "apt-cache search". Can anyone explain?
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How well does Java work on the Nexus 7?

I require Java for work purposes and standard Android would not do for me on my Nexus, hence I have decided to try to Ubuntu route. How do I successfully install Java into the Ubuntu ARM version for ...
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Were there any modifications to udev in order to allow Ubuntu to run on the Nexus 7?

I'm curious if there was any extreme modifications or patches to udev in order to get Ubuntu running on the Nexus 7?
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Does the installer use cached downloads?

When I use the Nexus 7 installer , if I want to reinstall will the installer use cached downloads or will it redownload the images all over again?
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Problem with installing Ubuntu on Nexus7 in a VM

I met a problem while installing Ubuntu on my Nexus7 in a Virtual Box VM. Although the tablet was unlocked and successfully loaded with fastboot method, installation stuck while erasing data. Why ...
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Are there plans to port Ubuntu to the Nexus 10?

I really want Ubuntu on a tablet, but the Nexus 7 is just to small for my tastes. I feel as though the Nexus 10 would be a much better fit. Should I just get the Nexus 7 or should I expect a Nexus 10 ...
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Nexus 7 XFCE install error [closed]

So I attempted to install package xubuntu-desktop on my Nexus 7,but it keeps getting this error: Failed to fetch ...
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Downloaded images failed checksum validation for ubuntu for nexus7

Hi I tried to follow the steps in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation but I'm stock on the step 4, because when I{m loading the latest image I got this error Downloaded images failed checksum ...
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Require password to login to Nexus 7

The default behavior in the Nexus 7 Image is to log straight in to the default user's desktop, bypassing the lightdm greeter. This seems like an acceptable behavior for testing the core but it's ...
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How long should it take to install Ubuntu onto a Nexus 7?

I am trying to install Ubuntu into my nexus 7. I'm manually installing Ubuntu into my tablet because the other way gives me a checksum error. So I let it install and 10 hours later I came back and it ...
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Ubuntu on Nexus 7 32gb, says only 6gb disk space

I have installed ubuntu on the nexus 7 and have noticed through conky and the file manager that ubuntu says I only have 6gb of disk space. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening or ...
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Has anyone got Ubuntu Touch working on Nexus 5? [duplicate]

I have been debating whether to get a nexus 5 phone since it came out. My only fear is that I won't like android. I love ubuntu, I know that I'd love ubuntu. So I have a few question related to Ubuntu ...
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Nexus 7 can't rotate in xfce?

I installed xfce4 on my Nexus 7 running Ubuntu and after logging into it, I noticed that the desktop is basically stuck in portrait mode because auto-rotation doesn't work in it (I tried logging in ...
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Does Ubuntu support NFC hardware on Nexus 7?

I was wondering if the NFC hardware on Nexus 7 is supported by Ubuntu. As I understand, the Nexus 7 contains the PN544 chip set. I installed the PC/SC service (pcscd) which works with external USB ...
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How do I switch the Ubuntu Nexus 7 onscreen keyboard to show “()”, “{}” characters?

I managed to get the "(" and ")" characters displayed once in the onscreen keyboard but I don't know how I did it. What is the secret to getting these special characters to be included?
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How do I re-install Android on Nexus 7 after having Ubuntu on it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can’t return to stock Android How can I install Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 while being able to recover from an Nandroid backup? I had Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 and now I can't ...
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Receiving Bluetooth Files from Nexus 7

I have successfully paired and connected my Nexus 7 with my Ubuntu 12.04 PC. I have successfully sent files from the PC to my Android device, but when I try to send files from Android to Ubuntu, the ...
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Are there any plans to transition Ubuntu on the Nexus 7 away from the Android kernel?

Will the Android kernel and underpinnings eventually go away? What are the plans for newer kernel releases?
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What is battery performance like on the Nexus 7 when running Ubuntu?

While running Android, advertising claims the Nexus 7 has a 8 - 11 hours of battery time, Many users claim to get around 6 - 9 hours depending on what type of activity they are doing. Have there been ...
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Does installing Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 void the warranty?

Are there any steps to return my device to factory defaults with stock android? Will the warranty still be valid if so?
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Is Suspend (S3) supported on the Nexus 7?

I was curious to know if suspend was supported on the Nexus 7, the tablet will suspend from the system indicator but there seems to be a problem when attempting to suspend via the power menu.
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Nexus 7 3G [2012] problem with ubuntu touch

I am having problems after installing ubuntu touch on my Nexus 7 3G I tried using the command to install ubuntu touch sudo pablet-flash cdimage-touch -d grouper -b But after installing, it doesn’t ...
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Desktop Ubuntu 13.04 Nexus 7 (grouper) mirror download?

The guide for installing Ubuntu on Nexus 7 takes me to http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-preinstalled/current/ which 404's. I have searched with no luck for mirror images of Ubuntu Desktop (not ...
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Are efforts to run Ubuntu on the Nexus 7 dead? (Not including Ubuntu Touch)

is the project "dead"? No nexus-specific changes in the last days. Where can I get information like ambitions, roadmap?
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How to force ubuntu touch to be in landscape on Nexus 7

I was wondering how I could force my Nexus 7 to run Ubuntu touch in landscape and have side-stages. Could anyone help me with this?
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Latest two images will not install on Nexus7 (32GB + 3G), but older were Ok [closed]

The latest two (newest) daily images will not install on my Nexus 7, 32GB + 3G. The older versions work fine. Background looks like coloured snow. (I can not post the screenshot.) There is no ...
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Is it possible to use Ubuntu for Android on a Nexus 7 or is it just for the smaller mobile devices?

Just to clarify, I'm not talking about running Ubuntu instead of Android on the Nexus 7 but taking advantage of the Ubuntu on Android project using the Nexus 7. Is it possible? Also, is it in the ...
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Can we change the UI on Ubuntu on Nexus 7 to make it more touch friendly?

The UI is not exactly touch friendly in Ubuntu running on the Nexus 7. The buttons are small, there are only a few multi-touch gestures, etc.