A good week for Android users

It has been a good week for Android users
  • Thank you Google: Android 4.2.2 for Nexus 7 & 10 arrived shortly after being released in the US... there was some debate about the slow launch around the globe but we here in Finland did actually get it really fast. There was the random reboot problem with my Nexus 10 and it seems to be fixed now which is just super.
  • Thank you Samsung: Samsung Galaxy SII (GT-I9100) got the Android 4.1.2 update. Not really that the SII needed it but still nice to have it anyways. The new update brought a bucket full of new enhancements which is really nice. I think the User Interface (UI) is even faster than it used to be although as a Nova Launcher user the UI was already lightning fast to start with. The update was available really soon here in Finland but it seems that it took a while (~two weeks) to get in to the queue to receive the update... maybe SII is more common here than I thought :-)

P.S.1. For the impatient ones: if FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air) is too slow you may consider:
  • Google always offers the updates via manual updates and there are more than one easy ways to update the gadgets
  • Samsung offers faster update option using Kies. Unfortunately Kies is not available on Linux though
  • There is always CyanogenMod to get the latest and the greatest with extra topping :-)
P.S.2. Personally I made the decision earlier to switch to Google's Nexus branded gadgets in order to get the latest firmware instantly whenever available .. As it seems that the pace of updates is getting better rapidly among main Android manufacturers I think that I might be compelled to purchase HTC's One whenever it becomes available - the most superb Android phone available at the moment. Samsung Note II with better screen resolution will also do :-)

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