Tagged: Galaxy Nexus
A vulnerability has been discovered in Nexus phones, which could render them useless. By sending a particular type of SMS message, the phone is forced to reboot and, in some instances, reconnect to the mobile data service. With that, users may not know their device hasn’t reconnected, essentially making it useless for a period of time.
change.org petition is being floated around which asks Google to support the Galaxy Nexus by bringing Android 4.4 to it. When Google announced they were bringing Android 4.4 to the Nexus masses, the Galaxy Nexus was strangely omitted. When prompted for a reason, Google noted the device fell out of an 18-month update window.
Android 4.4 Kit Kat, Google offered some details in terms of which Nexus devices were going to get an update. That list included the usual suspects such as the Nexus 7 and 10 tablets as well as the Nexus 4 smartphone, however there was one device left missing -- the Galaxy Nexus. Basically, the Galaxy Nexus has reached the end-of-line in terms of updates.
Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign didn't end up being successfully funded. But while we may not be seeing Canonical release the Edge smartphone, we are seeing the release of Ubuntu for smartphones. In fact, as we had been expecting to see, Canonical has released Ubuntu 13.10 with support for smartphones.
Google has released factory images containing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for a number of Nexus devices.
Android 4.3 last month and its eventual availability for Nexus devices, and indeed the upgrades did arrive as promised. But Nexus 4 users are discovering that upgrading to the latest iteration of Android might be more trouble than it's worth.