About time Orange!
Just saw that AT&T in the states was rolling out an update a few days ago, I wonder what the connection is…
Maybe EE were just embarrassed about being so late?
Anyway Samsung were so lucky… as I had just made a promise to myself that I would be going Nexus 5, as the carriers were so slow with updates.
So to recap I have had 2 updates one to 4.04 and another to 4.1.2 in the 13 months I have had the phone.
They were pushing things this time but… OK.
The plan I have been following is:
Go with a flagship phone from a successful company, who updates.
Go with a phone company that updates.
Well if the Nexus 5 is a good phone, in 11 months, Google may have another customer.
- Big hi-resolution screen with LTE.
- Removable battery
- Upgradeable storage
1 is a dealbreaker, but 2 and 3, I think I can (possibly) live without.
||9 July 2012
- Smoother user interface:
- Vsync timing across all drawing and animation done by the Android framework, including application rendering, touch events, screen composition and display refresh
- Triple buffering in the graphics pipeline
- Enhanced accessibility
- Bi-directional text and other language support
- User-installable keyboard maps
- Expandable notifications
- Ability to turn off notifications on an app specific basis
- Shortcuts and widgets can automatically be re-arranged or re-sized to allow new items to fit on home screens
- Bluetooth data transfer for Android Beam
- Offline voice dictation
- Tablets with smaller screens now use an expanded version of the interface layout and home screen used by phones.
- Improved voice search
- Improved camera app
- Google Wallet (for the Nexus 7)
- High-resolution Google+ contact photos
- Google Now search application
- Multichannel audio
- USB audio (for external sound DACs)
- Audio chaining (also known as gapless playback)
- Stock Android browser is replaced with the Android mobile version of Google Chrome in devices with Android 4.1 preinstalled
- Ability for other launchers to add widgets from the app drawer without requiring root access
||23 July 2012
- Fixed a bug on the Nexus 7 regarding the inability to change screen orientation in any application
||9 October 2012
- Lock/home screen rotation support for the Nexus 7
- One-finger gestures to expand/collapse notifications
- Bug fixes and performance enhancements