Samsung GALAXY Nexus, Motorola XOOM and Google Nexus S get Android 4.1.2 OTA
posted by Alan F. / Oct 15, 2012, 10:48 PM
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.
"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.
posted on Oct 15, 2012, 11:09 PM 3
Why wasn't this done when Jellybean was released?
posted on Oct 15, 2012, 11:41 PM 0
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.
posted on Oct 16, 2012, 12:25 AM 6
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.
posted on Oct 16, 2012, 12:34 AM 2
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