Nexus Software Update - L700.FH05
- Operating system upgrade Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Below is a list of a few changes:
- Notification Bar – Expanded view of emails
- Meeting Makers – more information to notification bar. Provides the ability to snooze and dismiss meetings from the notification bar.
- Addition of Google Now (online search):
- Software version is: L700.FH05
- Please DO NOT remove the battery during the update
- Updates are available OTA (over the air) only and are 'pushed' to devices in stages over a 10-21 day period. Device selection is random
- Refer to the Samsung Nexus Software Update blog for install instructions
I'm not understanding why the update is OTA only. If the build is official and being pushed why not give us the option of waiting for the OTA or manually installing it. Now I have to twiddle my thumbs and wait for the day(between 10 & 21 seriously??) I power on my phone and an update is available. It just seems really ridiculous to not just make it available for download for those of us who can safely install it on our own. But knowing you guys from a marketing perspective, didn't wanna update the phone to begin with.
about time you gave google the updated radios and binarys to send out the ota next time why not just tell us what is going on ahead of time so people dont flip out
The update for the Sprint version comes from Samsung, not Google. FH05 is a Samsung build #.
Notice the build number is JRO30U.L700FH05 on the Sprint version. The GSM version and Verizon Galaxy Nexus don't have anything after the Google version (JRO30U).
Heck, the Google version in Sprint's release is even newer than has been pushed out to US GSM phones. The GSM phones are on JRO30C
Which phones are update by Google, which ones are updated by Samsung...
not true the FH05 refers to the basband version and is supplied by sprint the jro30u is the google android os version witch is created buy google and google is the only one who can push a ota update to any nexus google just was waiting on the JB drivers for cdma and lte from sprint
Here are some more links to show what I'm talking about:
Test version of Jelly Bean on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus
Jelly Bean on the US GSM Galaxy Nexus
Jelly Bean on the Sprint Galaxy Nexus
Notice the Sprint one is the only one with a build # that is more than just the Google OS build version.
Also look at the kernel build version. The kernel version will take on the username and name of the system it was built on. The GSM and Verizon one are the same...the Sprint one is different.
To further clarify...look at this screenshot from a Galaxy S 3 (It is the verizon one...but still proves the point)
The username and system name in the kernel version are really similiar to the one in the JB kernel for the Nexus...and we all know Google doesn't update the S3. (and I'm sure Samsung has more than 1 system they build Android on).
you will notice that all sprint phones have the radio tags after them that is becouse the radios are papratairy to sprint and are not open sourced to the vendors that is why they have the radio versions at the end of the firmware tag the radio updates do not come from samsung they come from sprint since they are the ones that own and develop the radio drivers samsung only builds the radio chipset to there specifications. In the end its a sprint thing samsung has nothing to do with it its just how sprint works things verizons lte and cdm drivers are public
That is not the radio tag, that is the build version of the software on the phone. You can have different radio versions and build versions.
What about the link I posted to XDA? What about the different ID's in kernel builds?
And no, Sprint does not own and develop the radio drivers.
I got the update this morning and while the new changes are nice, I have noticed one glaring omission - I'm missing Google Now.
I've done searches and it says that it come, as an app and giant white circle, when you first unlock your screen. I had neither of that. I've turned off anything that might interfere (third party apps, live wallpaper) to no avail. I'm guessing it's part of search, but do I need to open Google Search first? From all the hype and screen shots, it looks like it should be sitting right there and it's not. I also don't have an app for it.
One post I found did state that a Google Apps account admin would need to enable it on the admin side. While I do use Google Apps for work, I have two other Google accounts, which I signed into first (basically my phone is geared more towards personal than business, thou used for both). Does that still mean I need to actually contact my Google Apps admin in order to get him to enable it? And quite frankly, other than my boss, I think we're the only two people in the company that are running newer Android devices, assuming that we're the only two running Android devices period (everyone else has iPhones).
Is this an oversight with Sprint? Quirky issue? Most importantly, how do I fix it??
When you unlock your screen one of the options is to swipe up to the word Google. You can also hold the home button and swipe up once unlocked. There is a app simply called Google as well. If you did not set it up when you first booted into Jelly Bean after the update you will need to set it up first. Do any one of the 3 methods I mentioned and then click the 3 dots in lower right corner and select settings and turn Google now on.
As I mentioned, I had none of these options when first updatedd. The app called 'Google' has been on my phone before the upgrade, which was just the search bar.
I have since figured it out and that is to hit the Google Search bar and THAT gets you into Google Now. I don't know how the others have the big white circle that clearly says Google on it because I clearly did not. I have to assume it's different per every phone; ie phones that are not Google phones (like the Nexus) have the app. It would have been nice however to actively have the app called 'Google Now' to avoid confusion.