When is Jelly Bean 4.1 Coming to the GNex?General

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  1. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Well-Known Member

  2. SharpBarb

    SharpBarb Well-Known Member

    Well, that wouldn't be very psychologically satisfying. I want a bigger number. Everyone knows: Bigger Number = Better
  3. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

    4.1 will still be ICS, Jelly Bean will be 5.0 when it's released. I wouldn't even start to think about Jelly Bean since there hasn't been any information release regarding it. We may see it at the I/O conference in a few weeks but even then I wouldn't expect to see JB until next year.
  4. Grandmadroid

    Grandmadroid Well-Known Member

    I believe by the time it comes out I will be Great Grandmadroid....not because of grandchildren....just because of the time line and I'm already freakin old. Just sayin'....
  5. NSutherl

    NSutherl Well-Known Member

    This is perhaps the blessing and curse that is Apple.

    On one hand, people love apple because when they upgrade a newer iPhone (3Gs to 4s, say) they know that they will be able to use the phone, because the OS looks and, for the most part, acts exactly the same as all the previous "versions."

    To me, and a lot of Android users, this is just too boring. I think the fact that Android updates are more monumental that Apples is the reason Android lovers love Android. Can you imagine if Android still looked and acted like Eclair (or even Froyo)? It's easy to simply say that developers can't keep up with Google's updates, but I have yet to run into any issues with App compatibility since switching to the GNex (and ICS) months ago...

    Moral of the story: If you just want to feel comfortable with an OS, choose Apple. If you want an exciting, evolving OS, choose Android.

    Whether one is more buggy than the other is a different story, and is dependent on the user.
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  6. rivera02

    rivera02 Well-Known Member

  7. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Well-Known Member

    Yup. I've been saying JB is 4.1. Maybe now someone will listen. ;)~~
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  8. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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  9. snapcase

    snapcase Well-Known Member

    So looks like we'll be getting Jelly Bean pretty soon actually... except Verizon customers. We'll get it Q2 2014.
  10. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    So, when do we start taking bets about how long it takes Verizon to roll it out after the Google Play version gets it?
  11. google just came out with ICS, when most phones are still on gingerbread or froyo-and now there's 'jellybean'?? :eek:

    i'm getting tired of fragmentation of android and waiting forever for an update to get my phone working right. i am considering going back to iphone for the next upgrade
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  12. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    It seemed like forever for VZW version to get 4.0.4 from 4.0.2. But what many folks are forgetting is difference between GSM and VZW version for official 4.0.4 update timing is less than two months. So I guess within 2~3 months after Google Play GSM version gets 4.1.
  13. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

    Technically the same thing happened with 2.0 to 2.1 to 2.2. 2.0 came out in October 09, then 2.1 in January 10 and 2.2 was May 2010. A lot of phones skipped ever getting 2.0 and jumped right to 2.1. The same thing could happen with 4.0 and 4.1. Also keep in mind that 4.0 was technically out in mid October which was 8 months ago.

    If you really think about it though, it could be a lot worse. You could have just bought the top of the line Windows Mobile phone that came out 2 months ago. Then you could have just discover that it will never be capable of running the next software version. I'll take a little fragmentation over phones more or less reaching EOL in 2 months.
  14. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

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  15. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    That's the best part about choice. If you don't like something Google is doing then the iPhone might be the right decision for you. I have had no problems with my phone and if I want more options you can root and ROM your phone to (most likely) get the latest OS on your phone.

    The thing is Google is just using code names for its release, but Apple does the same thing with their numbers. iOS 5.0 was released on October 12th, 2011 and iOS 5.1 was released on March 7th 2012. ICS (4.0) was released on October 19th 2011 and we won't see 4.1 until later this year which could actually equate to a longer time between releases than Apple.

    Android has always done x.1 releases without major chances EXCEPT 2.3 (Gingerbread) which added & changed a lot of things in the OS. I highly doubt we see many changes between 4.0 and 4.1, but what we do see will definitely be an improvement over ICS and I have no problems with it at all so I would love to see what they have planned.

    Just some food for thought.
  16. quickaudi

    quickaudi Well-Known Member Contributor

    I have this mental image of these VZW software review nerds banging their heads against the wall as they test out ICS updates for the Razr/Rezound/Bionic/etc. for a software that Google just upgraded.
  17. plemonjello

    plemonjello Active Member

    Pick your poison. Google has fragmentation because they release new versions of Android as soon as they're ready. You wait forever for an update due to the manufacturers and carriers. Apple, on the other hand, won't release an iOS update until it works on all/most devices and passes carrier certification. You're really waiting just as long for Apple updates you just don't realize it because they hold it until everyone can get it. Get a Nexus, root it, and get new ROMS as soon as they come out :)
  18. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Well-Known Member

    not really, that guy is either trolling or stupid...

    People forget we have been through this before.

    MAC vs Windows

    You could replace mac for iOS and Android for Windows, swap a software discussion for a hardware one and this article is straight from 1992...

    MAC fans spent YEARS claiming that MS would fail because the the variety of hardware was to difficult to program for.

    Same goes for his other claims...
  19. RMFlagg

    RMFlagg Member

    Keep in mind that this fragmentation that you are griping about will be just a memory as Android keeps on pace to merging Chrome OS and 4.0+. That is what is happening.
    People will keep upgrading their phones and new customers will be getting their first taste in the future and Android will be so much better. Gingerbread and Froyo will be things of the past...sooner than later.
    Google will become more stringent with manufacturers and carriers and their custom skins and software hacks that make updates such a PITA.
    BUT, if want to just sit and complain, enjoy your Apple.
  20. paleodust

    paleodust Well-Known Member

  21. uh...no. that's completely unrelated. android is currently far more fragmented than apple is.

    google is not only admitting there's too much fragmentation, but is attempting to curtail it:

  22. aurora40

    aurora40 Well-Known Member

    A phone running froyo or gingerbread doesn't run any worse because a newer version exists. If your phone wasn't working "right" when you bought it, you probably should have returned it.

    But if apple does it for you, get what makes you happy.

    They have fragmentation too, just less because there are fewer device choices. But they do point releases, not all devices are eligible for all updates, and devices are not forced to update.
  23. Ibrick

    Ibrick Well-Known Member

    That's not really Google's problem. ICS has been available for quite a while.

    Blame the manufacturers who choose to skin it and the carriers for adding in the bloat.
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  24. kinfolk248

    kinfolk248 Well-Known Member

    And on that note this thread should be closed b/c thats just the absolute truth and nothing else needs to be said lol

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