Update the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.4 "Kitkat"

Update the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.4 "Kitkat"

    1. Max Duckwitz
    2. Petition by

      Max Duckwitz

      Nackenheim, Germany

Google released the new Android 4.4 "Kitkat" today. Explaining the phone will consume even less RAM (Memory) then the previous versions, you might expect them to release it for the "older" Galaxy Nexus phone which has 1GB of RAM which is twice as much as necessary to run the latest Android version.

But no, there will not be an update for the Galaxy Nexus. Why not? Google says that the phone is on the market for two years now and that it is over it's 18 month support time.

But there are enough reasons why it would make sense to deliver the update:

  1. The Galaxy Nexus's specs fit Android 4.4
  2. Throwing the Galaxy Nexus away to get a phone with the latest Android version is bad for the environment
  3. The phone is more reliable then the newer Nexus 4
  4. Many people purchased accessories for the Galaxy Nexus which would not fit a newer Nexus device
  5. Android fragmentation (lots of different Android versions in use) which Google claims to fight will be even bigger
  6. Galaxy Nexus is still on sale on Amazon and was still sold on Google Play just a year ago
  7. "The Galaxy Nexus generated a high level of anticipation and received very positive reviews" ~ Wikipedia

We, the Galaxy Nexus owners and anticipators ask you, Google, to update the Galaxy Nexus for one last time and give us Kitkat! Don't be an apple ;) 

Update the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.4 "Kitkat"

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 30,000 signatures
    2. Just to keep you updated

      Max Duckwitz
      Petition Organizer

      Just to keep you updated: No word from Google yet...

    3. Reached 25,000 signatures
    4. Texas Instruments updated the GPU binaries of the Galaxy Nexus

      Max Duckwitz
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone,

      It's not yet known to a lot of people, but Texas Instruments has now updated* the GPU binaries for the Galaxy Nexus. This is a great message to all Galaxy Nexus users because this means it has not been dropped by TI as a rumor originating from engadget had suggested.

      Looking at these news and at the 20.000 supporters here on change.org we just reached in the past hours, I am more confident then ever that we might actually have an impact on Google.

      In other news: Read the news, we are drawing quite a bit of attention with this petition and getting quite a few headlines.

      Best regards,

      * Source: http://www.droid-life.com/2013/11/05/updated-gpu-binaries-discovered-for-the-galaxy-nexus-could-potentially-bring-new-life-to-dying-device/

    5. Reached 20,000 signatures
    6. Printing, packing, mailing

      Max Duckwitz
      Petition Organizer

      It's done! Today I have printed the petition signatures and comments as well as a quick letter and the petition text. The whole package is in the mail now and on it's way to Mr. Sundar Pichai at Google Inc., Mountain View.

      Here's an image of the contents of the 1,3 KG package:

      I will be notified by the post office as soon as the letter arrives as it's registered mail. It should be on Mr. Pichai's desk within the next 3 weeks and - of course - I will provide you with any updates!

      Thank you again and again and again for your support!


    7. Printing and packing day

      Max Duckwitz
      Petition Organizer

      Today I have generated the signature list of 13.024 supporters from all over the world. As well I will send in all 3.495 comments made and reasons given why the gNexus should be updated.

      They are going to be about 510 pages including a letter to Sundar Pichai and the Android team, the (as I found out later gramatically poor) Text of the petition and all the signatures and comments.

      By the end of the day everything should be in the mail and on it's way to Mountain View. Thank you, everyone who signed, supported and spread the word! I will of course keep you up-to-date here with any news!


    8. Reached 12,500 signatures
    9. 10.000(!)

      Max Duckwitz
      Petition Organizer

      We did it! 10.000 supporters are reached now so on monday I will get all of your signatures send to Google. As I yet didn't get an answer from Sundar I will just print them out and send the whole package to mountain view. Until monday you may of course continue sharing and signing!

    10. Reached 10,000 signatures
    11. The goal is 10.000

      Max Duckwitz
      Petition Organizer

      Hey everyone,

      I am amazed by how many people signed this petition! We are now just 36 hours into the signing period and yet we reached over 9.000 people who support the Galaxy Nexus!

      I noticed that the velocity of spreading the word has been lost slightly and 10.000 supporters is a fine goal for us. So please: Keep spreading the word a little more and as soon as the 10.000 supporters are reached I will send the signature lists to Google.

      10.000 supporters is way beyond what I expected and again I just want to thank all of you again!

      Best regards,

    12. Reached 9,000 signatures
    13. Message to Sundar Pichai

      Max Duckwitz
      Petition Organizer

      Hey Galaxy Nexus fans,

      I have just written a message to Sundar Pichai (https://plus.google.com/+SundarPichai) and asked how I may contact him after the petition.

      Now it's up to us to get as much support as possible for our cause. Spread the word, tell people about the petition, share it on GooglePlus, Twitter, Facebook and whatever else you can use!

      Within about 12 hours we reached over 4.000 people. Lets keep that momentum!

    14. Reached 4,000 signatures
    15. WOW!

      Max Duckwitz
      Petition Organizer

      Just like an hour ago I posted that we reached the first goal of 100 supporters and now we are at over 650? I really can not believe the impact of this petition. Thank you so much for your support and please keep sharing and spreading the word! Let's see where we can take this!

      Happy Halloween!


    16. Reached 250 signatures
    17. First goal reached

      Max Duckwitz
      Petition Organizer

      I'm just stunned by how fast we reached the first goal of 100 supporters, it didn't even take an hour! Thank you so much for this! Now most important to get as much support for this petition is - you already guessed it - sharing! So please share this Petition whenever you have the chance to and let's crack some more numbers like 500 or 1.000 supporters!

      Give us a break! Give us KitKat!

    18. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Nico Luciani ITALY
      • about 3 hours ago

      Perchè me lo sono comprato adesso ed è un dispositivo ancora attuale!

    • Marquez Hadley MUNFORD, TN
      • about 6 hours ago

      My phone is very slow and I feel that an update will improve the quality of the device.

    • Holger Scherer GERMANY
      • 1 day ago

      If this device will not be updated to Version 4.4, I will not bye a Android Phone anymore

    • Daniel Baker AUSTRALIA
      • 1 day ago

      this is important to me because i want a better simulater on my phone other wise im tempted to go back to apple

    • Sedat Doğanay ISTANBUL, TURKEY
      • 3 days ago

      Guncellemenin gerekli olduğunu dusunuyorum


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