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Google releases Android 4.1.2 to the Nexus 7, brings minor updates

09 October, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Google releases Android 4.1.2 to the Nexus 7, brings minor updates - read the full textGoogle has silently launched an update to Jelly Bean AOSP bringing Android to version 4.1.2. The update is currently slowly making its way to the Google Nexus 7 units around the globe, but it shouldn't be long until it reaches the Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus S and the Motorola XOOM. Image credit:...

 

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> In reply to bloated -doomed2lag @ 2012-10-10 09:40 from uBSa - click to readlol no need it never lags on jellybean liar and troll! and rememeber that at any moment android is far more open and better than bad ugly wp and ios! and no need for secret one android is already the best and it can be modified at any moment! troll

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  • 2012-10-10 09:57
  • MDVw

I've been able to do this for ages on my S2 using the Go EX Launcher app. It does take over your phone somewhat but it looks amazing and there are a number of useful apps. I'm not advertising Go EX here, I'm just saying that if Android behaved more like Go EX, it would offer a much easier and friendlier experience.

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  • 2012-10-10 09:47
  • iIR0
  • bloated -doomed2lag
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2.2 laggy
2.3.3 still laggy (promises reduce lag)
2.3.4 still laggy (promises reduce lag)
2.3.5 still laggy (promises reduce lag)
4.0 still laggy (promises reduce lag)
4.1 still seen to be laggy (promises reduce lag)
4.1.2 "bug fixes and promises a boost in performance"

Seems to be a pattern here. But not to fanboys

The OS is flawed from design decisions on day 1 -hint "touch priority"
Garbage collection system.leads to lagging over time.

read up on why it still has on going issues.
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Heard the rumour about Google working on a secret new OS that is apk compatible with Android for that very reason.

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  • 2012-10-10 09:40
  • uBSa

> In reply to Zeake @ 2012-10-10 01:49 from 425Y - click to readWhat your saying is totally false, what are you sarong about bigger and smaller icons. I have the s3 and it is great with no flaws, so keep your negativity only towards iPhone users, cause we all know how terrible apple is now

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  • 2012-10-10 08:12
  • jR4u

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-10 06:42 from P@T8 - click to readDon't feed the troll... he uses ios, so what are you expecting from him?

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  • 2012-10-10 08:11
  • mD6v

im sure if Note 2 will get this update too..

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  • 2012-10-10 07:40
  • 6%ck

I hope that this update come fast to El Salvador... :)

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  • 2012-10-10 07:20
  • LBv$

> In reply to zeake @ 2012-10-10 06:02 from 425Y - click to readumm u do realise there are many bloggers out there who writes the same negative comments about ios and windows 7/8 interface to?

aswell as bloggers writing positive comments about android,ios and windows 7/8 interface.

In the end its about a matter of personal choice, since i have no problem with my SG2 and galaxy note 10.1 interface.

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  • 2012-10-10 07:08
  • sG%x

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-10 01:14 from 4@9H - click to readit IS a nexus 7.. its pretty easy to recognize.. the new JB format for the homescreen which resembles the phone UI rather than the tablet UI, the onscreen buttons.. its pretty obvious..

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  • 2012-10-10 07:01
  • Mf5A

Enabling landscape view for a homescreen originally designed for portrait view is bad design. - Android 4.1.2

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  • 2012-10-10 06:56
  • f0EL

> In reply to Zeake @ 2012-10-10 01:49 from 425Y - click to readIf you switch to applications screen, you get the icons in a grid and same size.

If you are talking about the widgets then that another story - but thena gain, widgets can't all the the same size as the information is different per app.

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  • 2012-10-10 06:42
  • P@T8

> In reply to Esk @ 2012-10-10 01:54 from 0CTT - click to readYou're wrong.
http://www.androidpolice.com/2...out-android/

Even google admits it.

"It's true, we still have a lot of work to do. Personally I feel like I've gotten only about a third of the way to where I want to be with regards to consistency, responsiveness, and polish. Better get back to work!"

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  • 2012-10-10 06:02
  • 425Y

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-10 01:14 from 4@9H - click to readWhat makes you say that?

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  • 2012-10-10 04:57
  • jZaL

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-09 23:31 from NmmH - click to readAre you serious? You dont need to blame Google for slower updates of your device. Go brag your post on sammy's website. Not here on Nexus devices!

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  • 2012-10-10 03:20
  • v0qy

Nothing here in the USA, CA, LA.

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  • 2012-10-10 02:41
  • jeX5

> In reply to Zeake @ 2012-10-10 01:49 from 425Y - click to readThey haven't done an article on how 'terrible' Android's interface is, because, AFAICT, they don't think it's terrible. Sorry, that's how it is.

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  • 2012-10-10 01:54
  • 0CTT

You guys need to do an article on how terrible androids interface is. After this long, things should be better. Uneven icons. Undeterred icons. Big ones, small ones all over the fking place. Google needs to get their ish together. Use some of that money and hire a fking graphics designer. All this crap is basic crap you learn even in high school. The only reason I'm still with then is be cause apple sucks so bad.

I swear if windows brings something even remotely decent on the market I'm gone!

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  • 2012-10-10 01:49
  • 425Y

> In reply to Manu @ 2012-10-10 01:44 from n5ym - click to readPossibly they said it because the S2 isn't a Nexus device, oddly enough.

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  • 2012-10-10 01:47
  • 0CTT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-10 01:14 from 4@9H - click to readWhy would you say that?

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  • 2012-10-10 01:44
  • n5ym

> In reply to zee @ 2012-10-09 23:56 from 0RXc - click to readYour S2 is stuck with ICS...in Nepal we are stuck with ICS on S3 and no sign of JB yet from the authorised dealer or any OTA updates!!

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  • 2012-10-10 01:34
  • w9DG

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