For those of you who’ve been using a HSPA+ (unlocked) version of the Galaxy Nexus, you may want to check your device for a system update. Google has begun pushing the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update out. Sadly, those of you who are using a Verizon or Sprint version are left out in the cold.
Google made the announcement today, via their Nexus Google+ page, which also lists some of the features that Jelly Bean will bring to the Nexus device.
The rollout of Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, begins today, starting with Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ devices.
Jelly Bean makes everything feel fast, fluid, and smooth. Notifications are expandable and actionable, widgets are magical and the keyboard is smarter and more accurate:http://www.android.com/whatsnew/
Jelly Bean also features a redesigned search experience, with a new user interface and faster Voice Search. You can type your query or simply ask Google a question. Google can speak back to you, delivering a precise answer if it knows one, in addition to a list of search results.
Google Now is also part of the updated Google app, getting you just the right information at just the right time. Google Now tells you today’s weather before you start your day, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, or your favorite team’s score as they’re playing. There’s no digging required: cards appear at the moment you need them most.
If you’ve got a Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ device, you will receive a prompt alerting you to the update over the next several days. Up next for Jelly Bean: all Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Motorola Xoom and of course, Nexus 7, which will ship with Jelly Bean later this month.
At the same time, Google is also pushing out Android 4.1.1 to the Nexus 7, which adds Google Wallet to the device.