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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 Anonymous @ 2012-11-14 10:20 from thpn - click to readwell thats lame dude

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  • 2012-11-14 10:26
  • nx2B

Nah.. Without the official source code CM is a disaster

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  • 2012-11-14 10:24
  • v0Xt

> In reply to salamander @ 2012-11-14 09:50 from MkAG - click to readread the news properly, older devices can get laggy when using the newer updates. Also most people normaly replace there phones after 2 years due to damages, drops and wear and
tear.

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  • 2012-11-14 10:20
  • thpn

I have moto xoom 3g but i didn't received jeally bean upgrade yet.. only xoom wifi USA received 4.1.2 update.remain still running 4.0.4..??

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  • 2012-11-14 10:18
  • 3xFy

> In reply to salamander @ 2012-11-14 09:50 from MkAG - click to readIt's not that they don't want to it's the fact that the hardware doesn't support the latest software. They could try to integrate it but then we will see user saying that the previous versions of the software ran smoothly and now it's sluggish at best. I think the main drawback in older mobiles is the limited amount of RAM, it's like on a computer you can speed it up by adding some RAM.

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  • 2012-11-14 10:09
  • nDAa

Android in the start blame symbian for having no software update.
and said that android is upgradable so that you get new features in every update.
Android is saturated just like symbian at v3.

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  • 2012-11-14 10:07
  • uu$b

Google is going the same path as the other companies. They will "support" new SW releases for a phone for 1 to 2 years and than drop it. That's not so nice. You just get the latest SW quickly from them... that's about it.
Another nice thing in the nexus lineup is gone.

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  • 2012-11-14 09:50
  • MkAG

running 4.2 on the gnex, and its buggy, project butter seem to have died. will switch back to 4.1.2 later today.

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  • 2012-11-14 09:40
  • 03U%

Android 4.1.2 is already available for Xoom devices with Nexus S stable build being posted this week - all in the form of final release of CyanogenMod 10 ('stock android on drugs').

It'll take a bit of work till v4.2 will be merged to CM10 tree (if it won't become CM10.1) - but that means both of devices will get JellyBean 4.2 maybe even this month...

kudos to open source and big thanks to CyanogenMod team for supporting around 100+ of devices with the latest Android version (both officially and not)

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  • 2012-11-14 09:21
  • LhW{

Nexus and updates, thats the best

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  • 2012-11-14 09:18
  • nbE$

Thats why a nexus device is better choice, updates updates updates

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  • 2012-11-14 09:17
  • nbE$

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