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.
In only a few months some of you should be able to enjoy the “buttery smooth” experience of the latest Android version on a handheld that’ll only cost around $220. With no contract. The bad news? It might not enjoy a large-scale release, being for now only confirmed as hitting Brazil.
Samsung has finally brought the greatly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to South East Asia in general and Malaysia in particular. The 5.5-inch smartphone running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be available starting October 19 for RM2299.
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.
The Excite line-up of tablets might have not proven as popular as some expected, but it still managed to boost Toshiba’s sales numbers considerably. We don’t have any actual proof to back that claim, but Toshiba is now gearing towards the launch of a follow-up for a member of the Excite family, and that can only mean one thing.
The release of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Samsung’s flagship phone hasn’t gone as smoothly as the manufacturer – and owners of the device – expected. After the latest Android OS for the Galaxy S3 was pushed out in Poland about three weeks ago, the update came to a screeching halt – save for the 3G variant of Galaxy S3 that received Jelly Bean in South Korea afterwards.
LG’s first Jelly Bean-running Android device will be the upcoming Nexus 4 – which will run Android 4.2 out of the box, a software version that will still be part of Jelly Bean according to rumors – but what about other LG Android handsets, especially high-end ones?
A few days ago we told you that NTT DoCoMo will offer its subscribers in Japan two new Samsung smartphones, the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy S3 Alpha, with the latter being an updated version of the regular Galaxy S3.
When Motorola unveiled the Droid Razr M, the Google-owned company promised that an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is guaranteed for the handset. Despite the assurance, it’s understandable that owners of the phone are more than prepared for a long wait, given Motorola’s rather patchy record of providing a timely software update for its devices. It looks like the skeptics might be proven wrong, since the Jelly Bean firmware for the Droid Razr M has leaked online a month after the phone was released.
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.