Nexus 4, 10 and 7 (2012) might still be prepped for Android M, code updates reveal
posted by Daniel P. / Jul 02, 2015, 9:01 AM
When fiddling around the AOSP repositories of the Nexus 10, codenamed manta, a fresh update from May 28th was found, marked as “android-m-preview.” Similar code updates were found for the Nexus 4, dubbed mako, and the Nexus 7 Wi-Fi version, known as "grouper." While Google might just be playing around with those, and the upcoming Android M build, the sheer fact that it is committing valuable resources to the aging Nexus group, might bode well for a pleasant Android M surprise for their owners at some point.
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There's hope for the Xperia Z and Moto X (first gen) getting Android M.
posted on Jul 02, 2015, 9:11 AM 0
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But I am sure the Galaxy S4 wouldn't get it. 5.1 would be its last breath. I might flash CM.
posted on Jul 02, 2015, 9:15 AM 0
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The S4 Pro and SD 600 are the same processor; the 600 is simply a later, higher clocked version. And yes, the GS4 is more than capable enough of running M (since SD 410 powered phones will be running it eventually), but Samsung is unlikely to bother updating a 2-3 year old device, even a flagship. It really isn't a matter of hardware capability, but rather manufacturer support. I mean, there's custom 5.1 ROMs available for the original Galaxy S. Although I guess there's the problem of adding all of Samsung's TouchWiz crap. My 1.5 year old Galaxy Light can barely handle Jellybean.
posted on Jul 02, 2015, 9:40 AM 1
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Well im fckin scared to update my Nexus 7 2nd Gen to 5.02.. I hear it bricks the tablets... so ,,,
posted on Jul 02, 2015, 9:20 AM 0
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"Google issued a warning that Android M won't be coming to the oldie Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 (2012)." When? any link?
posted on Jul 02, 2015, 1:18 PM 0
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I think they're basing that off of Google's statement about 2 years of support for each Nexus. The 2012 Nexii are well over 2 years old now, so they aren't in Google's official support window.
posted on Jul 04, 2015, 11:46 AM 0
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That add is solid proof that the Nexus 4 was named by screen size. LG probably just didn't want to bother shrinking the Optimus G so they said 4.7, close enough to 4. That said, I still use my Nexus 10 everyday since launch even though the battery is dying and I will replace it soon.
posted on Jul 03, 2015, 2:13 AM 0
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