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No Android 4.2 update for Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi and Google Nexus S?

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Nov 2012, 05:14

Google's AOSP head Jean-Baptiste Qeuru basically said that the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi and the Google Nexus S will not be getting updated to Android 4.2, closing out the OS updating of the two devices which will ride out into the sunset with Android 4.1.2...

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posted on 14 Nov 2012, 05:31

1. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

What about XOOOOOOM 4G LTE?
Can we assume because of the 'Wi-Fi' specifier, the Verizon iteration will continue to receive updates??

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 05:52 8

3. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

On Verizon ? Forget about it

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 05:38 1

2. at0mNom (Posts: 8; Member since: 07 Oct 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 14 Nov 2012, 06:02 2

4. Aeires (unregistered)

Great phone that saw a lot of updates, it represented the Nexus concept well. For a phone that is two years old, it's still a solid device.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 06:03

5. AlexYouOC (Posts: 53; Member since: 19 Jun 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 14 Nov 2012, 06:31

8. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

The GS3 already have jelly bean ?

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 06:11

6. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 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 14 Nov 2012, 06:15

7. blackspot (Posts: 102; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


posted on 14 Nov 2012, 06:33 2

9. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Nov 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 14 Nov 2012, 07:09 1

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

If you've ever used an S3, you would know that lag in non existent, especially on Jellybean.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 11:48

14. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

And there are still a lot of us who can't say that since we are still waiting for the Jellybean upgrade.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 07:20 2

11. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

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 14 Nov 2012, 07:25

12. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

Does anyone know if if the European variant of the Samsung galaxy nexus is getting 4.2 yet? I hate it that we have to wait longer than the US for system updates.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Nexus

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 09:24 3

13. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

And now I finally got the excuse I needed to buy the Nexus 4!

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 11:50 2

15. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

It's been a good run for my XOOM :'(

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 11:54

16. imkyle (Posts: 1086; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

The Xoom had a very good run. i think many were surprised when it got Jellybean

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 22:35

17. BadAssAbe (Posts: 465; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

That will do Xoom, that will do.

RIP Xoom 2011-2012

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