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.
The LTE version of the Transformer Pad TF300 is finally being upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, so we can now say that Asus’s full line of Tegra 3-powered 2012 slates is up to date.
Arriving in the expected timeframe, CyanogenMod has introduced the latest in their M Series of builds. This latest arrives as CyanogenMod 10 M2, the second in the monthly series and is now available for select Android tablets and smartphones.
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.
The remaining details in the screen capture include 26.62GB of space remaining for the user with 733MB of apps, 38.69MB of pictures and videos and 200KB of audio. In other words, this would appear to be a newly opened Nexus 7.
It shouldn’t take long now for the official Android 4.1 update to hit the HTC One X, but if you feel like you simply can’t wait anymore there is one way to flash a rather stable unofficial Jelly Bean port on your phone.
October is looking like a very hot month for Google and its Nexus devices. The company is rumored to unveil Android 4.2 – which is believed to be just an incremental Jelly Bean update rather than a full blown Key Lime Pie upgrade – that will be found aboard a variety of new Nexus devices.
Word on the street is that Google will announce a new incremental Android update when unveiling this year’s new Nexus-branded handsets, Android 4.2, which is apparently still going to be called Jelly Bean. And it looks like the new software version has already been spotted in server logs by Android Police.
A few days ago we told you that not all Galaxy Note 2 units that are already in stores come with the multi-windows feature available on Samsung’s 2012 Note devices. However, we suspected that a future firmware update will bring the feature to the second-generation phablet and it looks like European Galaxy Note 2 buyers already have access to such features.