Android 4.2 changelog updated by Google
0. phoneArena 20 Feb 2013, 19:56 posted on
Google has updated the changelog for Android 4.2 and added a number of new features although the number of Android users rockin' the 4.2 build is rather small; those Android users still powered by Gingerbread or Ice Cream Sandwich have got to be green with envy when thinking about all of the amazing features they're missing with Jellybean...
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2. Kreft (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)
I can never go back to having a non nexus phone as my main device anymore. That 4.2.2 already. :)
3. ervman1 (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Agreed, I have the SGS3 but I love stock. Hopefully the next nexus will compete with the sgs4 and the htc one specs wise, especially battery life and camera. If those are good I'm preordering :)
4. JGuinan007 (Posts: 662; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Google Nexus devices are never supposed to compete with other Android devices they are supposed to set the standard for devices running the latest versions of Android. Why would Google want to compete with it's OEMs and risk having them turn away from android and go develop more products for other OSs, or develop their own OS? The OEMs biggest failure with Android is not updating the software to the latest OS. Google makes it's money from getting it's software on as many devices as possible and not so much Android as Google search, Google+, Google Maps, Chrome, ect.
5. boosook (Posts: 1361; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
You asked a question (why would Google want to compete with its OEMs) and wrote down the answer yourself: OEMs do not update, and Google needs fresh Android versions out there to compete with iOS/WP and to develop its ecosystem. OEMs prefer not to update, because they have to sell the hardware, so they try to push customers to buy a newer phone to have the latest software, and also because it costs more money to support older models with new software releases. Google earns its money by selling services and apps, so it needs to push software updates as fast as they can so that developers have a wider user base.
So the two have different goals, that's why Google would be very happy to be able to sell the hardware themselves without having to rely on samsung (and the others).
What's more, OEMs are using Android because users want Android. Users want Android AND Samsung. It's like a marriage where everybody would prefer to get on by itself but they just can't... for now!
6. andriod68 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
What up with the digital clock....hate it and can't change it ... sucks