1. conlog's Avatar
    Hi everyone.

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S4, a Nexus 7 2012 and an ASUS MemoPad HD7.

    Just wondering why certain devices only upgrade to certain versions of Android?

    My Nexus 7 and Galaxy phone have upgraded to KitKat but my ASUS MemoPad is still using Jelly Bean.

    Why?

    TIA.
    04-29-2014 12:49 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hi everyone.

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S4, a Nexus 7 2012 and an ASUS MemoPad HD7.

    Just wondering why certain devices only upgrade to certain versions of Android?

    My Nexus 7 and Galaxy phone have upgraded to KitKat but my ASUS MemoPad is still using Jelly Bean.

    Why?

    TIA.
    Welcome to the forums.
    Some of it depends on who made the device. The Nexus line will always get OS updates quickly. Flagship devices will typically get them, the question is when, and devices that are not mainstream, the possibility of getting the OS is questionable.
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    04-29-2014 01:03 PM
  3. conlog's Avatar
    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Makes sense (kind of). :-)
    04-29-2014 01:38 PM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Makes sense (kind of). :-)
    Adding to that, Manufacturers oftentimes have many devices to update. Since not all devices include the same hardware, it's pretty much a build, test then test some more kind of situation for each phone a manufacture makes. Also, there is a lot of time testing with the carriers before an update is even released.

    As mentioned by Golfdriver, the beauty with Nexus devices is that those are updated fairly quick and direct by Google. There's still that layer of carrier review, but it doesn't seem to delay the update release.

    By the way, welcome to Android Central and enjoy the forums!
    04-29-2014 03:09 PM
  5. UJ95x's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central
    Couldn't have said it better than Golfdriver and srkmagnus ๐Ÿ‘

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    04-29-2014 04:11 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central!

    Posted via Android Central App--please excuse the brevity and any typos!
    04-29-2014 07:30 PM
  7. STARGATE's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central!
    Enjoy the forums!

    I see Golfdriver and srkmagnus already answer your question, I agree with them. ๐Ÿ‘โ˜บ

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    04-29-2014 08:41 PM
  8. anon8380037's Avatar
    You are very welcome here.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk Pro
    04-30-2014 05:15 PM
  9. LightaDroid's Avatar
    Seems like this topic is handled lol
    Welcome.!
    04-30-2014 05:21 PM
  10. neonworm's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central!
    04-30-2014 07:32 PM

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