Google has officially confirmed that the two year old Samsung Galaxy Nexus will not be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat which was unveiled yesterday. While Google didn’t state the reason for this initially, it was believed that the Galaxy Nexus had officially finished the update rollout cycle having completed more than 18 months already. So going by this logic, it would mean that the LG Nexus 4 would become obsolete in terms of updates by mid 2014 even though it sports a more than capable hardware.
Google later revealed that the reason for skipping the update for the Galaxy Nexus is due to its relatively older Texas Instruments made chipset, which is no longer being developed. So in a way, Google’s decision is justified. The Galaxy Nexus has gone through some criticism in its day, especially the carrier variants in the U.S. and this will not make users particularly excited. We hope the Nexus 4 doesn’t see the same fate as it is currently the second best Nexus smartphone available in the market.
Via: The Verge