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Google explains delays in Nexus firmware updates

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Apr 2012 17:45 User comments (3)

Google explains delays in Nexus firmware updates Google has taken time to respond to the criticism that it takes too long for the company to roll out stable updates for its Nexus devices.
The Nexus devices, such as the Nexus S and newer Galaxy Nexus, are the only pure "vanilla" Android phones, meaning there are no carrier or manufacturer interface overlays installed.

So far with Ice Cream Sandwich, there has been issues with the update, which has angered owners who purchased the phones to have "timely" updates. For the Nexus S, which was supposed to be the second device to get 4.0, the update still remains elusive to most, 5 months after its release.

Even the Galaxy Nexus has not been getting the updates as quickly as most would hope, after Google makes it available.

Google engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru explains why: "I'm very glad that Google is back in the business of selling phones directly without any middlemen to interfere, and I'll be even happier when I see that program expanded to more countries. Writing the software doesn't mean that Google can deploy it immediately, there are operator approvals for devices that are sold and/or supported by operators."

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3 user comments

128.4.2012 20:30

What exactly did the ice cream sandwich update do for the galaxy skyrocket?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Apr 2012 @ 20:31

229.4.2012 0:44

i was sick of waiting for the damn updates, so i rooted

Being nice always has its own consequences

329.4.2012 8:02

Originally posted by Hyasuma:
i was sick of waiting for the damn updates, so i rooted
I hear that...

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