Google Nexus S, Motorola Xoom Won't Receive Android 4.2

Google has confirmed that the Motorola Xoom tablet and Nexus S smartphone will not receive the latest version of its mobile operating platform, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Jean-Baptiste Queru, the Technical Lead for the Android Open Source Project, confirmed the news in a post on Google's forum regarding the recently released Android 4.2 update. "There is no support for 4.2 on Nexus S and Xoom. Those devices should continue using 4.1.2," he stated.

Both of the aforementioned devices received an upgrade to the original Jelly Bean version, Android 4.1.

Queru, however, did not divulge any information pertaining to the reasons behind Google halting the the updates at Android 4.1.2 for the devices. Android 4.2 isn't a considerably major jump from its predecessor so the firm's decision is a surprise.

The latest Android operating system, which has had its security features improvedrecently launched on Google's Nexus 4 smartphone and its Nexus 10 tablet.

 

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  • Remember back when Google said they would stop fragmenting Android with leaving various devices on various builds all the time? I wonder when that's going to start.

    "Sorry, your device is more than 6 months old. Enjoy your inferior product. Life day, renew renew!"
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  • kinggravesRemember back when Google said they would stop fragmenting Android with leaving various devices on various builds all the time? I wonder when that's going to start."Sorry, your device is more than 6 months old. Enjoy your inferior product. Life day, renew renew!"


    This is the only case that can be blamed on google, all others are lazy manufacturers.
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  • ...and the iPhone 3GS, a product older than the Nexus One, is on iOS 6.01 (the very latest version of iOS). This is my number one gripe with Android: fragmentation and planned (or neglected) obsolescence.
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