Galaxy Nexus stuck on Android 4.3

Jordan O'Brien
November 1, 2013

It must be nice owning a Nexus device, after all you get all the latest Android updates first, and you don’t have to wait months for your manufacturer to begin rolling it out. At least that’s what you’re lead to believe when you buy a Nexus — but if you’re the proud owner of the Galaxy Nexus, you won’t be getting the latest and greatest version of the Android operating system, KitKat.

Whilst the reason for the ommission hasn’t been given by Google, with the company just stating that the Nexus 4, 7 and 10 will be receiving the update, it’s rumoured that it could be down to a hardware issue on the Galaxy Nexus. The problem with the Galaxy Nexus is the fact that it runs on a Texas Instruments-built chip, and with TI exiting the mobile business, it isn’t in a position to support any upgrades.

Of course there is still a chance that the Galaxy Nexus will receive the update, although it won’t be officially coming from Google, and you’ll have to hope that the community brings it to you.

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