No Android 4.2 update for Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi and Google Nexus S?
posted by Alan F. / Nov 14, 2012, 5:14 AM
The Google Nexus S was launched on December 16th, 2010 with Android 2.3. It subsequently went through an amazing seven updates (2.3.3, 2.3.6, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.1.1, 4.1.2). The device has a single-core 1GHz processor under the hood and only 512MB of RAM, and still was capable of handling all of the updates until now. It's hard to believe that someone who bought the device with a subsidy and signed a two-year contract still is under that contract for another month yet.
Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi only version came to market June 23rd, 2011. It was loaded with Honeycomb, Android 3.0, and has lived through updates to Android 3.1, Android 3.2 Android 4.0, Android 4.0.4, Android 4.1.1 and Android 4.1.2. After six updates, sadly, there will be no more for the tablet.
Hey, we're not saying that these devices are not useful anymore. As it stands, over 50% of Android devices in use are running a build of Gingerbread. What we are saying is that when the Android update train made a stop at Android 4.1.2, both the Google Nexus S and the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi got off.
- Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
- Storage 16 GB
- Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h 3G talk time)
- Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
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What about XOOOOOOM 4G LTE? Can we assume because of the 'Wi-Fi' specifier, the Verizon iteration will continue to receive updates??
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 5:31 AM 0
Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 07, 2012
Ahh rest in peace Nexus S. I'm currently using it as my alarm clock since I upgraded to my S3 haha.
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 5:38 AM 1
Posts: 53; Member since: Jun 19, 2012
Thats EXACTLY what im doing too lmaoooo.... best alarm clock a guy could ask for. And to play around with Jelly Bean until my S3 finally gets it
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 6:03 AM 0
Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011
I have the xoom wifi and I have been pleased with the updates so far. JB is a really good OS so I am content with it until I upgrade to another tablet. Though I am concerned as the Nexus tablets all come without the sd card, which I actually like on the xoom. Either way, we will see.
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 6:11 AM 0
Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 2011
I'd love an S3 if it didn't muck up Android with its jittery touch wiz. Oh touch wiz and Sense how I loathe thee. Your contributions to lag and hiding real Android in a time were that is no longer needed since ICS, are legendary.
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 6:33 AM 2
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If you've ever used an S3, you would know that lag in non existent, especially on Jellybean.
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 7:09 AM 1
I think this 2 devices are more than capable of running 4.2 , just that Google dont want to support it because they believe its not worth their time and most users moved on . The Xoom has quite decent specs and Nexus S wasnt that bad either . When i was mad at Google for not delivering ICS to Nexus one people say its because of lack of memory while these 2 devices have more than enough space . I thought a Nexus device is supposed to receive update forever unless the hardware cant run it . Google cant abandon nexus devices like that , only Apple will dare to end support for the iPad 1 that wasnt really that old and are more than capable to run iOS 6
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 7:20 AM 2
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