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Android 4.1 is expected to be revealed at Google I/O

When it comes to smartphone operating systems, it appears as though all the major players are preparing updates. Apple recently revealed iOS 6. Microsoft this week took the wraps off Windows Phone 8. Beleaguered RIM is hoping to right its sinking ship with the BlackBerry 10 OS.
 
Not to be left out, Google is readying its follow-up to Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”. Google's next operating system release was hinted at today via a slip-up on Google Play. The site listed the Galaxy Nexus smartphone as being available with Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean". The listing also notes that the OS is arriving “soon”, so all signs are pointing to it being announced next week at the Google I/O conference.

 
Nobody knows what Google has planned for the OS update, but we should expect to see Chrome take center stage as the primary browser for Jelly Bean instead of being a seperate download. Given the 4.1 designation for Jelly Bean, don't count on a drastic overhaul of the operating system -- it looks as though we'll have to wait for Android 5.0 for that to happen. 

Source: Droid-Life



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RE: Great
By WalksTheWalk on 6/22/2012 11:39:27 AM , Rating: 2
If you purchased your phone from a carrier, you can ask them about the support you're getting versus the price you paid for it. They are responsible for pushing out the updates supplied by the manufacturer.

If the manufacturer decided not to provide an update, then you can ask them about it.

As it stands now, the process is what it is. If you want a device that gets more frequent updates, let your carrier know where you stand.

For the PC analogy, Dell and HP don't provide every driver update that comes out. Sometimes they don't provide any, even when a fix is available depending on the age of the PC. The only difference is, in the PC game your OS updates are provided by Microsoft (assuming Windows), dis-intermediating Dell and HP. Most mobile phones aren't quite at that point yet, where the hardware is unlocked and you can install any OS you'd like on it.


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