Just when you thought that the Galaxy Nexus was being left behind by Google with the Android 4.4 KitKat update, it seems the folks over at XDA Forums have been extremely busy, with reports developers are finding what appear to be updated GPU binaries for the Galaxy Nexus.
Originally when Google announced the KitKat update, the company stated that the Galaxy Nexus would not be supported, given that the company which made the G Nexus device’s processor, Texas Instruments, is no longer supporting the device’s hardware and had taken a leave from the mobile chipset landscape.
Since the updated code for the GPU has been found, it would seem Google may have unintentionally called it quits on the device, or it may not have been aware that there was in-fact further support for the device from Texas Instruments. However, developers are now hard at work creating an updated kernel that could help solve multiple graphical issues that have been found on the device running the newest versions of Android.
If you are a developer for the Galaxy Nexus or maybe still using the device as your daily work horse thanks to the multitude of custom ROM’s available out there, this news might have you jumping for joy that your device may still receive an update, albeit unofficially of course.
However this does beg the question, when do we say goodbye finally to the device which is now in excess of two years old, having being launched back in October 2011? It certainly is something to ponder, however as we do know many people still utilise the Galaxy Nexus on a daily basis.
Do you still own and use a Galaxy Nexus? Would you consider installing a custom Kit Kat ROM from a third party developer? Are you thinking of potentially upgrading your device? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.