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Nexus S and Motorola Xoom to remain on Android 4.1.2

14 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
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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> In reply to PHANDROID @ 2012-11-14 11:35 from XuNx - click to readSo you are laughing because iOS doesn't need as much RAM as Android? Well look at Windows 7 on the PC which runs on just 1gb RAM. Just because Android is a big resource hog doesn't mean that it's more innovative. Typical Android Fanboy, thinking higher specs = Bettter.

Android needs high specs because its OS isnt optimised and they have to support bloat ware

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  • 2012-11-14 12:38
  • StUA

I like iOS better on tablets but only once a jailbreak is released ipad+xbmc=win. All this update talk is strange to me.I do prefer android for a phone os over the alternatives which at the moment seems only to be ios with the small exception of some beta phone os or older linux ports. I would think anyone smart enough to check gsmArena for news would not use any stock stock rom. I would also think that anyone that was smart enough to check gsm arena would be smart enough not to compare ios to android as they are different animals. I think the longest I have used any stock rom on a phone was about 9 hrs and that was only because I had to go to work that day. I prefer MIUI+zeam launcher for the best phone experience since miui can be customized to any ones likings pretty easily. Too bad apple doesn't release their source codes to the public I think there could be some pretty cool ios roms out there if that was the case. I do understand now android is using larger and larger amounts of ram by the day. And it is still hard to find a phone with enough ram. But it is what it is if they would focus on speed and optimization I think we would see better os from google assuming you are on a pure android rom. But android gets raped by phone manufactures and or phone service carriers and google gets blamed for their poor codding. I think android should slow down on how fast they release different os versions and just keep updating one till it is perfect then move on. I like miui on ics but I still think that gingerbread was the best.

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  • 2012-11-14 12:29
  • 0dDV

> In reply to PHANDROID @ 2012-11-14 11:35 from XuNx - click to readthe pathetic is the iOS its not customize albe like android thats why it is easy for apple to update old devices.. i dont wanna troll here but you iphone fans wont stop crying about your iphones, its just jealousy since you aren't getting what android users getting.. iphone will remain for kids and closed mines who just want the phone to play and call and stuck and for those who don't like to see something new (i mean routine peaple).

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  • 2012-11-14 12:24
  • mBcX

A lot of people are angry toward Sony mobile because they said that older versions (2011) won't get JB update.
I think that nexus can't be upgraded make much sense to the reason this brand can't make it.
I hope all phones can be upgraded in better way than that.

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  • 2012-11-14 12:12
  • dMDW

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-14 11:36 from PvYx - click to readThe iPhone 3G actually stopped getting support after 3 years.

Most of the other iDevices also roughly follow this timeline. It is quite a good support record as far as updates go.

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  • 2012-11-14 12:11
  • IVWX

You Android fans really belive that iOS is worse than your lovely unoptimised, sluggish Droid OS? This is pathetic... The worse thing is that you are really in to that believe and there is no way for you to think different :( and that is saaad :( i feel sory for you :( and please!!!! don't reply to this comment as it will prove I'm 100% right!! best regards!

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  • 2012-11-14 12:02
  • QJqc

My phone (Samsung galaxy mini Arm 6 CPU 600 MHz,256 mb RAM )runs smoothly on Cyanogenmode 10 jelly bean version.

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  • 2012-11-14 11:46
  • 7tLI

> In reply to NK @ 2012-11-14 11:20 from dMBQ - click to readthe iphone 3g stopped getting updates 2 years after it was released.

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  • 2012-11-14 11:36
  • PvYx

> In reply to Buahahaha @ 2012-11-14 10:44 from QJqc - click to readYou know what really make me laugh ? Latest iOS 6 runs on pathetic 256 MB ram whereas previous android 4.1 struggled to run on 512 MB ram .the clean example for apple doesnt innovate their OS

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  • 2012-11-14 11:35
  • XuNx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-14 11:06 from Hkqt - click to readand this just for nexus devices i have a xperia sola (2012) dual-core CPU dose not receive JB and i satyed on full of buggy ICS

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  • 2012-11-14 11:23
  • dMBQ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-14 11:06 from Hkqt - click to readhey dude the iphone 2g is 2007 hardware model the nexus s in released in 2010 there was 3-years

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  • 2012-11-14 11:20
  • dMBQ

> In reply to Buahahaha @ 2012-11-14 10:44 from QJqc - click to readDoes your ios updates iphone 2g or 3g? Do you get ios 6 on iphone 2g or 3g?

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  • 2012-11-14 11:06
  • Hkqt

After all these years Google still can't get things right. They should start charging for Android take more control.

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  • 2012-11-14 11:00
  • StUA

Hey Gsmarena, add like and dislike buttons in the comments section.

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  • 2012-11-14 10:57
  • uNVL

Buahahahaha... you don't see things like that on iOS, do you?!?!?! How software can totaly not support "Slightly" older hardware? haha Android -> BIN

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  • 2012-11-14 10:44
  • QJqc

So much for the Nexus (and Android) promise. Really frustrating.

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  • 2012-11-14 10:34
  • IVWX

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-14 10:24 from v0Xt - click to readsource code 4.2 was released yesterday.
chill

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  • 2012-11-14 10:32
  • PvYx

while google keeps releasing the source u will get an update.
if someone takes the time to port it over.

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  • 2012-11-14 10:31
  • PvYx

Take that you brainwashed uncritical Google fan boys! I fed up of endless posters droning on how much better "Nexus" devices are than other Android phones. THEY AREN'T. Nexus devices are the antithesis to a fair and interoperable Android platform. They are the cause of the update problems with Google only releasing code specific to them, not the solution to update problems. They also have an ugly Google UI -- Google needs to get some UI designers with a sense of style like Sony.

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  • 2012-11-14 10:28
  • nEfs

nice

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  • 2012-11-14 10:27
  • wdJE

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