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Google - I am sure you lost some sales by releasing the 4.2 update for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 on the same day as Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 were released! Not that I am complaining - this same day update is fast even for Google :)

They'd lose even more sales by holding the update back for any significant amount of time. ~Day-0 updates are effectively part of the Nexus brand.

>Day-0 updates are effectively part of the Nexus brand

For current Nexus devices may be - but for older gen Nexus devices I am not sure I have ever seen a same day update.

I've got a Nexus S 4G, I'm lucky if I see an update within months of release.

Nexus S will not be getting 4.2 apparently: http://mobilesyrup.com/2012/11/13/android-4-2-being-pushed-t...

I was initially upset about this, but I have to admit the Nexus S is fairly behind what most would consider modern smartphone hardware to be. Single core CPU, no GPU, barely any RAM to speak of, it's no surprise that Android has progressed to the point where it simply could not run well on such a device. Besides that, there is documentation available (though not widely advertised) that states that Nexus devices have an 18 month support lifecycle and the Nexus S hit that back in July.

I'll just have to accept my fate, and pick up a Nexus 4 when I'm able.

You can always download android and build/flash it yourself. The Nexus S 4g has downloads for binary drivers through Android 4.1.2, the rest is the regular source download.

I'm fairly well-versed regarding ROMs, and actually ran CM and MIUI on it for quite a while with decent results, but that's not really the point. Nexus is supposed to mean "first in line for OTA updates", not "wait for us to put it on AOSP and then build and flash it yourself, or wait for a modder to make a decent ROM".

That is absolutely not the brand I thought I was buying.

Edit: Sorry, that was a ruder tone than I intended. I've got a bit of a love/hate relationship with my Nexus S due to the OTA frustrations, but I do love that Android has the option for taking matters into my own hands.

The tone's fine, it's not a great response to your frustrations. Carriers and phone vendors see additional support costs for no benefit. At the very least, Nexus does mean that you can get everything you need to build an image from Google directly.

I had similar OTA frustrations with my Galaxy Nexus. Apparently I got an Australian carrier crippled build :(

After flashing yakju once, all the updates flow smoothly.

I have an unlocked Galaxy Nexus and I don't see any system updates in settings. Do you have any sources for this?

Prerequisite: Nexus 7 with Android 4.1.2 build JZO54K

Manual download link: http://android.clients.google.com/packages/data/ota/google_n...

Instructions: http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/11/13/android-4-2-build-jo...

Just follow this - http://www.androidcentral.com/gsm-galaxy-nexus-android-42-up.... AC tools link has adb for Win/Mac/Linux and that is all you will need in addition to the update zip.

See: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1419170

The OTA was released this morning (I've flashed my unlocked Galaxy Nexus to 4.2).

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