Rant: Vodafone Australia says Samsung is working on a 4.1.2 build for the Galaxy Nexus
Vodafone made a tweet today letting us know a bit more information about the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Nexus. It appears that Samsung is no longer working to submit the Android 4.1.1 update, but rather an update to 4.1.2. Here’s the tweet:
— Vodafone Australia (@VodafoneAU) October 18, 2012
Android 4.1.2 only started rolling out to international versions of the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and Nexus S (as well as the Voda version of the Nexus S) over the last week. Samsung has even yesterday submitted the Jelly Bean update to Vodafone for the Galaxy S III.
However, it was exactly 99 days ago that Vodafone let everyone know that they were working together with Samsung to get the Galaxy Nexus updated to Jelly Bean. That was 99 days ago and Samsung are yet to submit squat.
Now, Samsung has decided to work on submitting an update based on the 4.1.2 codebase. What, are they starting all over? How long will we be waiting? If you ask me this is on the verge of absurdity. While we can’t be sure this means there’ll be a longer wait, it certainly can’t mean the update is any closer. Here’s what Voda say in their blog post -
Samsung have now confirmed to us that the build that is currently under preparation is based on the Android 4.1.2 codebase.
We do not have any further information to share on expected delivery from Samsung for testing or when it will be available to customers.
Seeing as though all Australian carriers have stopped selling the Galaxy Nexus it does not look like their a positive future for the carrier branded GNex down under. Heck, we’re already hearing a whole lot about Android 4.2, which will most likely be announced on October 29th. What are your thoughts? Is the Galaxy Nexus in Australia going to be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean any time soon?