While we know that the Google Nexus S will stop at Android 4.1.2, here we are, marveling at the resilience of the human spirit as independent developers have begun work to port over Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to the Nexus S, never mind what official sources say or think. This happened shortly after Google made available the source code of Android 4.2 to the masses, and the Nexus S is not the only beneficiary from such an effort as the Acer Iconia Tab A500, an aging tablet, will also be on the receiving end of such generosity and passion by the developer community.
According to developer RandomBlame, the open source version of Android 4.2 has been ported over to run on the Iconia Tab A500. Just in case RandomBlame sounds familiar to you, that is because he is the very same developer who ported Android 4.1 to the Iconia Tab A500 tablet earlier this year as well. Right now, the port is not fully functional, as audio, Bluetooth, the camera, and the internal SD memory card remains as dead as a doornail.
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