You can accuse Motorola of a lot of things, especially in relation to ICS and Jelly Bean updates, but if there’s one product that got regular software support from Google’s subsidiary, that’s the Xoom tablet.
Owners of the unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus should start checking for updates, as Android 4.1.2 is coming to the device via an over the air update today. Seeing that the Nexus 7 received the same update last week, this is hardly a surprise.
Android 4.1.2, which was released by Google about a week ago, isn’t really a major update and doesn’t offer any significant improvement over the previous iteration of the OS. If for whatever reason you want the latest Jelly Bean version on your WiFi Motorola Xoom before others do, here’s the unofficial way that the folks at XDA-developers have helped provide.
Continuing from last week, the LG Nexus 4 / LG Optimus Nexus / LG Nexus G / we don’t know what the final name is, posed for a whole bunch of high resolution photographs putting last weeks blurry pics to shame. We saw leaked specs and even a little mini review of the prototype Nexus all thanks to the Belarusian website, Onliner. It seems the Nexus 7 32GB edition might just be real after all. Loves us some leaks. This week was one of those dream weeks in the Android world. Not only did we see a lot of rumors, we…
Following the release of Android 4.1.2 JZ054K factory images for the Nexus 7, as well as for the “takju” and “yakju” variant of Galaxy Nexus a few days ago, Google has posted the factory image for the updated pure Jelly Bean firmware for the “soju” variant of the Nexus S. The Nexus Q also gets its first factory image released.
Being a Nexus device not only means a pure Google Experience and timely Android updates, but you also get a few other perks such as full device images for easy restoration and binaries for hungry developers to use for creating custom Android ROMs. Following yesterday’s Android 4.1.2 release, today Google posted updated factory images (JZO54K) for the Nexus 7 and both the yakju and takju variants of the Galaxy Nexus. If you don’t own one of those devices, you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer. Android developers will be happy to know that new Android 4.1.2 binaries (JZO54K) have also been posted…
A new Jelly Bean update is rolling out to lucky Nexus 7 owners, starting today. Android 4.1.2 is an incremental upgrade, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. Most of the changes have to do with bug fixes that improve stability and speed. There is also finally a way to move beyond portrait mode with the Nexus 7.