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Nexus S and Motorola Xoom to remain on Android 4.1.2

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Nexus S and Motorola Xoom to remain on Android 4.1.2 - read the full textWhile announcing the availability of Android 4.2 on AOSP, lead Android developer at Google Jean-Baptiste Quéru confirmed that the Nexus S and the Motorola Xoom will not be updated to Android 4.2 and will remain on Android 4.1.2. We honestly can't say we didn't see this coming. Both devices,...


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I think the reason Xoom isn't getting android 4.2 is because Nvidia Tegra 2 is a dual core processor. BUT it's an extremely horrible one. Samsung's Tab 7.7 with the Exynos Dual Core ran Android 3.2 much much better than Xoom did.

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  • 2013-03-27 02:55
  • utRb

> In reply to samscorgis @ 2012-11-22 03:46 from Rd84 - click to readFlash is available on the Adobe website. Google archived flash versions and download the latest Android release. All that happened was Google stopped bundling it with the os and removed it from the Play Store. You can still install it manually with no problems.

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  • 2012-11-25 11:08
  • mxR0

I completely agree that the Xoom could handle the update to 4.2 but unless they bring back flash support I have no desire to get said update. I just want my flash back so all websites work. I have failed to achieve good results with other apps that are supposed to enable flash videos to run on the 4.1.2 update.

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  • 2012-11-22 03:46
  • Rd84

Running 4.1.2 (SlimBean) on my Galaxy S Vibrant (which has basically the same hardware as Nexus S), I have to say that this is the slickest and fastest ROM this device has seen to date, much faster than the official Froyo it got stuck with. If somebody thinks that it's too slow to run JB - well, it's definitely too slow to run anything older than JB then.

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  • 2012-11-21 23:17
  • baNw

seriously there is no reason for moto xoom to not get such an update - all xoom processors and dual cores and 1 gb rams running under the hood , but its acceptable when it comes to nexus s though . but xoom tab not getting the updates means just pure marketing gimmick . motorola should do something about this cuz even most of the phones that comes today are dual cores and those run newer android versions just fine .

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  • 2012-11-17 02:49
  • teXN

Quick Update: I am in USA and I ercieved my android 4.2 update on Galaxy Nexus....

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  • 2012-11-16 09:16
  • IA{M

I don't see why the Xoom could not received 4.2 if have 1Gb of RAM is Tegra2 Dual core and 4.1.2 run just fine

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  • 2012-11-15 17:35
  • PqPC

> In reply to Mohammad @ 2012-11-15 08:51 from pJ2D - click to readWhen I bought my i9000, it was running Android 2.1 Eclair. That is a long stretch from 2.3.6 out of the box. It's a looooooooong stretch from 4.1.2 which you can get on there now.

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  • 2012-11-15 11:57
  • 2Zuv

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-15 08:24 from 3%cN - click to readI already have Galaxy i9000 with Android 4.1.2 with CM10

i9000 still rocks !!!!!!

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  • 2012-11-15 10:18
  • iA0U

> In reply to blab @ 2012-11-15 01:15 from StUA - click to readI'm sure the i9000 came with 2.3.6 so has only had 2 major updates

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  • 2012-11-15 08:51
  • pJ2D

> In reply to blab @ 2012-11-15 01:15 from StUA - click to readIndeed... My poor i9000 :(

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  • 2012-11-15 08:24
  • 3%cN

> In reply to blab @ 2012-11-15 01:15 from StUA - click to readJust for arguments sake. I would say that the award for most supported, most versatile smartphone goes to the HTC HD2. From WinMo 6.5 to Windows Phone 7 to Android up to 4.1 that phone has seen almost anything that can be flashed.

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  • 2012-11-15 05:37
  • RbX0

I using a Nexus S stock JB 4.1.2, when heard this news feel sad. Seriously JB really eat alot ram make d device slow, when try to switch between apps. Cant blame Google stop update it, Google try their best updated it to JB. I have start searching a device to replace it. Nexus 4 seem is the best so far. Chill out all ......

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  • 2012-11-15 01:48
  • TSMc

There goes dev support for i9000 as custom ROMs were from the nexus s. The i9000 started on eclair,then froyo,GB,ICS,jb so so five major updates and its the end of the line best smartphone for rom support yet

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  • 2012-11-15 01:15
  • StUA

> In reply to Nexus S @ 2012-11-14 17:18 from kLXZ - click to readXDA rules. They should be the ones responsible for releasing updates to phones.

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  • 2012-11-14 23:16
  • j8wI

> In reply to MeeGo Takeover @ 2012-11-14 21:20 from jxxN - click to readlol yeah poor graphics bad ui bad integrations less and less! go troll out of here nobody minds the poor finnish jolla! it is nothing! go do a takeover with meego in your own dream land!

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  • 2012-11-14 22:57
  • MDVw

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-14 15:15 from q{pE - click to readandroid fail. Google wants you to buy newer tablets. Awesome marketing tactic Google. Steal more money from your loyal customers.

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  • 2012-11-14 22:28
  • Rn6R

sadly the new cammera and keyboard would be great,thanks to developers people can do the updates

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  • 2012-11-14 22:00
  • gIVt

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-14 18:17 from nx}5 - click to readTypical nokia user tries to use Android phone :)

Looooooooool :)

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  • 2012-11-14 21:50
  • mGCP

> In reply to AndroidFan @ 2012-11-14 12:02 from QJqc - click to readIt's been measured, but non rooted
Android phones can do more than a jailbroken die phone :D

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  • 2012-11-14 21:48
  • 7saa

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