We were saying yesterday that Jelly Bean (Android 4.2) had materialised for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Google Nexus 7 tablet.
However, two Nexus chaps being left behind to rot (bit melodramatic, sorry) are the Google Nexus S and the Motorola Xoom (it had a fishy codename).
The Samsung-built Google Nexus S (not to be confused with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus) is almost two years old now, so it’s had a pretty decent run to be fair. It was the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) flagship on release.
As for the Motorola Xoom, it’s only a few weeks younger, and was the first semi-official Nexus tablet.
Both the Google Nexus S and Motorola Xoom were swiftly updated from Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) in June, but Android 4.1.2 marks the end of the road for the pair.
It’s not clear at this stage if there are technical reasons for the snub, or if it simply wasn’t worth the effort (to put it bluntly).
In any case, the Google Nexus S and Motorola Xoom will miss out on, uhm, Photo Sphere – the 360-degree panorama thingy, Swype-esque Gesture Typing, and user accounts for tablets. Not the end of the world, eh?
Do you own a Google Nexus S or Motorola Xoom? How do you feel? Bothered?