The fall for Android fans is nearly its own holiday season with Nexus rumor after Nexus rumor bombaring the Android community. This week had us on the edges of our seats nearly every day as new Nexus rumor surfaced. We heard rumors about an upcoming $99 Nexus tablet and a thinner, better $199 Nexus tablet. We heard more reports on an upcoming LG Nexus, based off of the Optimus G. We saw pictures get posted to Picasa that may or may not be from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2. And, HTC rumors were rampant talking about the Nexus 5, a Nexus with a 5-inch screen.
Google launched Google Play Services this week and man, it’s going to be big. This first round we saw OAuth [...]
The guys over at Android Central have obtained a screenshot from Sprint’s internal systems stating that the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G are finally getting Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 tomorrow. That’s right, Sprint’s CDMA Nexus devices are getting Jelly Bean nearly two months after their GSM counter parts received the over the air update back on July 10th.
The Galaxy Nexus software version will be FH05 and the Nexus S 4G will have version JRO03R, both are the latest and greatest version of Jelly Bean.
The following internal memo is being sent around Sprint as well:
To Sprint Business Sales
September 5, 2012
Software updates [...]
Sony has been less than reliable when it comes to offering timely Android updates for its Android-based devices, but this could all change in the future, as it looks like Google is ready to offer Nexus-like AOSP support to at least one Sony device.
The Sony Xperia S is the lucky fellow that will receive Nexus-like treatment and we’re certainly intrigued by the move. What does it mean for the Android business? Will we see other Sony and non-Sony devices get the same support for Google?
I’m sure that neither carriers nor device makers would be entirely happy to let customers fetch their Android updates directly from Google, but should [...]