Samsung GALAXY Nexus, Motorola XOOM and Google Nexus S get Android 4.1.2 OTA

Samsung GALAXY Nexus, Motorola XOOM and Google Nexus S get Android 4.1.2 OTA
The Motorola XOOM (Wi-Fi) has received an update to Android 4.1.2

The Motorola XOOM (Wi-Fi) has received an update to Android 4.1.2

The other day, we told you how Google had posted the Android 4.1.2 Factory Images for the Samsung GALAXY Nexus and the Google Nexus 7. At the risk of repeating ourselves, the Factory Image is a file that you can use to restore your Nexus handset to the latest and greatest Android OS build just in case something happened to your phone or tablet. It also was a clue that a firmware update was about to take place sooner than later.

On Monday, the international version (yakju) of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, the Wi-Fi only version of the Motorola XOOM and the Google Nexus S each received an OTA update taking them to Android 4.1.2. The update is 15.1MB in size. If you own the version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus purchased from the Google Play Store, don't wait up hoping for the update to arrive, for as we said, it is for the yakju version of the phone only. The takju models should soon receive the OTA updates as well, some time down the road. Speaking of very far down the road, the versions of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus branded with the Verizon or Sprint name should eventually receive the update after the carriers test it.

And we would be amiss if we didn't mention how the Google Nexus S continually is able to be updated despite specs that would be considered low rent district in this day and age. Sure it's a Nexus model, designed for updates, but it just makes you wonder about some OEMs and their fear of OS updates.

source: Phandroid

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12 Comments

1. No_Nonsense unregistered

+1 for the last line.

2. Savage unregistered

As soon as Nexus users get used to one update, another one rolls outs. Really envious.

3. g2a5b0e unregistered

"Speaking of very far down the road, the versions of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus branded with the Verizon or Sprint name should eventually receive the update after the carriers test it." Seeing as how it took Verizon over 3 months to deliver JB, this is a very kind statement.

4. BadAssAbe

Posts: 506; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Xoom updated, now the gps setting is better.

5. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Xoom wifi just keeps on being a great tablet. Glad I have one!

6. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

So if I bought it from the Play Store and use it on AT&T I am most likely to receive it....when again?

7. wendygarett unregistered

Nice update Google :)

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why wasn't this done when Jellybean was released?

10. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

what a bizarre question... obviously because none of these devices run the same hardware as the Nexus7. What? You thought they were just going to magically copy and paste software to a bunch of very different devices and have everything be a-ok? It doesn't work that way. A better question is why Google doesn't develop the software initially for more devices I think.

9. Skidro13

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

Pretty bothered that I have both for verizon,

11. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Came into this page and someone went on a thumbing down spree lol. Made sure to even it out. :] The updates for Nexus devices show how much Google cares to keep their software up to date, regardless of technical specifications. That's why it's such a great company. Now if only all carriers and manufacturers cared as much.

12. jamil_m7

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

which monday ??:S:S

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