No Android 4.2 update for Nexus S and Motorola Xoom

By Spandan Sharma | Updated 14 Nov 2012
No Android 4.2 update for Nexus S and Motorola Xoom

In a move that might spell the end of the line for these two devices, Google announced that there will be no Android 4.2 Jelly Bean updates for the Nexus S and the Motorola Xoom, two previous platform lead devices. The latest version of Google’s massively popular Android smartphone OS was launched this week, to rave reviews and much anticipation.

advertisements

Jean-Baptise Queru, technical lead, Android Open Source Project, posted on an Android Building Google Groups page, “There is no support for 4.2 on Nexus S and XOOM. Those devices should continue using 4.1.2. I can’t comment about the future of Nexus S and XOOM, sorry.”

After this official statement, there is very little else that can be predicted about the future of these devices. However, there is the possibility that Google might find a way to give Nexus S and Motorola XOOM users a small look at the features that the latest version of Android would’ve offered them.

As platform lead devices, both have been iconic in the development of Android-supported phones and tablets (the Motorola XOOM was the first tablet to use Honeycomb, while the Nexus S phone was the first to use Ice Cream Sandwich), and there are a lot of dedicated fans and users out there who’ll be unhappy with Google’s decision to stop support for them for newer versions of the Android OS.

advertisements

Only time will tell if there is likely to be some development that lets Nexus S and Motorola XOOM users access the newest version of the Jelly Bean OS. Currently, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is available for the Nexus 7 and various versions of the Galaxy Nexus.
 

advertisements
advertisements
Spandan Sharma
advertisements
ASK DIGIT

Recent Questions

Will phones other than nexus and moto receive android 4.4.4 update?
Yash Bhojwani
Aug 15, 2014
Responses 2
Vivek Bhatt
Aug 19, 2014
Santhosh karthik
Aug 21, 2014
Comments
Be the first one to post the comment
Post a New Comment
You must be signed in to post a comment
advertisements