Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jun 2012 21:23 UTC
Google Gizmodo Australia claims to have a training document which details the rumoured Google Nexus tablet. It's built by Asus, 7", 1280x800, 1.3Ghz Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, GeForce '12-core' GPU (whatever the heck that means). The 8GB variant will be $199, the 16GB one $299. It looks quite decent, and will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Interestingly, the document also states that going forward, Google will take care of Android updates directly - however, it's not made clear if that's for this device only, or for all Android devices. The "going forward" bit would suggest all devices, but as much as I hope so, it seems unlikely.
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Comment by stabbyjones
by stabbyjones on Mon 25th Jun 2012 22:38 UTC
stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

Google already handles Nexus software updates, that's the point of getting a Nexus.

I'm buying this as soon as they're out.

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RE: Comment by stabbyjones
by gan17 on Tue 26th Jun 2012 01:13 in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

Google already handles Nexus software updates, that's the point of getting a Nexus.


I'm not sure if that's 100% true. With the last Galaxy Nexus, there seemed to be a handsets running different firmware. Search for "yakju" over at the XDA forums.

Some models got updates straight from Google, while others got them from Samsung, which were often slower. Samsung said that it was done at the request of carriers. I recall a few threads at various Android forums dedicated to owners users with the yakju-alternative firmware flash back to yakju-stock. Not sure about prior Nexus devices though.

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RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones
by Elv13 on Tue 26th Jun 2012 01:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by stabbyjones"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Same for the N1 and NS. It took 18 months before I got 2.3 and when I did, it bricked my N1. I have to use a few tricks to flash cyanogen as it would not boot anymore. I then installed 4.0.3, something that even google does not support, so if you want updates, Nexus or not, do it yourself.

Edited 2012-06-26 01:29 UTC

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