Google Play says the Galaxy Nexus will be the first phone with Android 4.1 Jellybean
The image in the checkout area has changed too; the phone in the image has a new background and a glassy Google Search widget, which suggests that there is a minor visual refresh coming with Jellybean. While Jellybean seems to be confirmed, the fact that this is leaking out for the Galaxy Nexus suggests that another rumor may not pan out as expected; 4.1 had been described as a tablet-oriented update, but if the phone UI is getting a visual refresh then it suggests that it may not be a completely trivial update for Android handsets.
Of course we still expect there to be a strong emphasis on tablets, and there is little doubt that 4.1 must pack some features that will enhance the desirability of the entry-level 7” tablet that Google and ASUS will be releasing right after I/O. But perhaps like Froyo and gingerbread before it 4.1 will also be a highly sought-after update for phones. Hopefully the process of updating from 4.0 to 4.1 will be much easier than the update from Gingerbread (2.3) to Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) proved to be, otherwise the Galaxy Nexus may be the only device to get it for quite a while.
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4. Commentator (Posts: 2871; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Given Samsung's recent update history on its Galaxy S and Galaxy S 2 models, I'd say about 9 months. So look for it March 2013.
It's not too bad, it's only about the length of a human pregnancy. It is "designed for humans" after all.
7. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Or - dear Commentator - you can grab a 4.1 Custom Rom as soon as one of the XDA guys begins working on it. Which is pretty soon, I say, given past events.
21. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4643; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
YES I will have it too. God bless root! I won't have Verizon or no carrier tell me when I can have Android 4.1 Jellybean.
Just like I have had S-Vioce for weeks the same will be for the next Android update!
29. jove39 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
lol...human pregnancey...example just made me lough loud at work :)
30. mahoganyheart (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 May 2012)
Too nice man, too nice. This is like poetry. You should be paid and praised for such thinking!
47. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)
LOL nice one
" It's not too bad, it's only about the length of a human pregnancy. It is "designed for humans" after all. ''
that made me laugh!
42. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
You all know why it won't happen soon. The nexus phones are bare bones android gs 2 and gs3 are covered over with touchwiz and other carrier apps
2. tlsmithsr (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
this news it so funny.. omg, smh and im also lol
34. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Does anyone know what this person is saying?
43. Synack (Posts: 672; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Said person must be under 21 to be talking like that.
60. tlsmithsr (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
Nope and if you don't understand text lingo you must not know anything about a cell phone.. so "wtf" are you doing on this site?
61. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4174; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
This site isn't about how people talk on a device, it's about the devices themselves. And we like to type like normal humans with correct spelling, and no text talk such as lol, wtf, and smh. Come on, I'm 15, and I never type like that. I might say lol on occasion when texting, but sometimes I actually say "Haha" instead. I might not always use correct punctuation, but at least I spell my words out. Just because you're on a site that talks about phones, doesn't mean you can comment on it like you're on one. And even so, you should probably get out of the habit on text talk, it gets annoying after a while.
62. tlsmithsr (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
It was to be taken lightly and we? who is we i'm not you or anyone on here. I talk how i want to but to please the retards.... This news it so funny oh my gosh .. only 7% of all android phones have Ice cream sandwich and google is already preparing the launch of Jellybean *shaking my head* It kind of funny though considering I have the galaxy nexus and most people are waiting on the GS3. I'm literally Laughing out loud right now. aka ~ this news it so funny.. omg, smh and im also lol
63. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4174; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
We = everyone who comments on this site, or at least most of us like to use correct grammar and spelling. There wasn't really any need to call me and everyone else who uses correct grammar a retard.
3. jsoliz1985 (Posts: 23; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
i'm very happy with my decision to stick with the nexus now. lol
5. RoundBallmer (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Android fans : yes its revolutionary !!
Oh man give me a break duh,its no different from ifans.
13. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Where have you seen such comment? I know you're kinda frustrated and pissed that WP8 wasn't able to catch up on ICS and now, with Jellybean coming next, widens the gap but seriously, go troll elsewhere!
16. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Actually, WP8 seem to be as closed as WP7.
17. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4174; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The only time an Android fan has ever said 'It's revolutionary!' is when they were mocking Apple. Though that is a bit childish (and getting quite old).
20. Oxygen (Posts: 82; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I have not seen such comment yet.
"Oh man give me a break duh.."
Why bother trolling then?
65. cripton805 (Posts: 1161; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
While we get slow revolutionary updates, you never get anything revolutionary. Siri was bought off by Apple. They didnt even create Siri and that was the main sellpoint for the 4s.
Android has had voice assist since launch... Hell, some feature phones had it before IOS and Android existed. While not as enhanced as Siri, I do not know how Apple was able to buy a patent and sue people trying to "claim" they copied their idea. When it was never their idea and was created long ago...
Kinda like their 3d mapping. I have had that since my old Incredible and maybe even previous phone had it too. Someone person said it isnt as detailed in a previous post... More detailed than StreetView? Like if you were driving down that street? I doubt Apple will be able to match StreetView, but we will see... Maybe 3 or 4 phones later and theyll call it revolutionary just like they are taking credit for 3d mapping.
8. jove39 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I was expecting Google to refresh hw in galaxy nexus - 4core S4, real HD display (not pentile), beefy battery :)
9. ekia007 (Posts: 61; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Thank God I bought GSM Nexus 2 months ago. Finally will have a first chance to taste Jellybean compares to other Non-Nexus users.
44. Synack (Posts: 672; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
I don't know why you're thanking god. You probably bought it with your own money.
46. JGuinan007 (Posts: 656; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Do we even know who is making the next Nexus Device?
10. Commentator (Posts: 2871; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I hope Mountain View has got a few tricks up their sleeve with JB, or else it will be a very tough battle against the upcoming Windows tablets. Cupertino needs to perform big with the next iPhone too, considering iOS 6 didn't make too big a splash.
54. ilia1986 (unregistered)
iPad 3: incremental upgrade.
iOS 6: incremental upgrades.
iPHone 5: ????
You guessed it. Incremental upgrades.
11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it'd be funny if it turned out to be Jello. xD
18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4174; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
That would make my day. Give me a good laugh
12. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
must be the Sprint version because the Verizon will not be updated.. they recently had one and no plans in the next year for another..
22. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3070; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
The GSM and Sprint version of the GN will get JellyBean right away and then 6 months after that Verizon will finally decide to update theirs.
23. BuckeyeCadet86 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
It is referring to the international version only. The Sprint variant is still a CDMA Galaxy Nexus, the update mentioned is for the HSPA+ model
28. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
But really, the Sprint SGSII hasn't gotten ICS yet either. Only Tmo. Sprint sucks too, lol.
14. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I just hope the update is better than iOS 6
24. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
who cares if it is.. it would only be on 5% of devices...
26. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Actually, 2.3 is on most devices right now.
You're saying you'd rather have new s**tty software as opposed to somewhat old good software. Yeah, makes sense.
48. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4174; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Even if 4.1 won't be on every device, 2.3 and 4.0 are still very good versions of Android, and it's not always good to have every device capable of running the newest version. It's always good to have a few devices out, work out some of the issues with the newest version, then when most of the problems are solved update the other devices. And also take note, a fair portion of Android devices are lower/mid-range phones that are not capable of running 4.0 smoothly, and so they are not updated because the manufacturers want the best experience possible for the consumers. iOS 5 runs horribly on the iPhone 3GS, and Android 4.0 would be all laggy and practically unusable on something like the Defy+ so the Defy+ will not be updated, though being released in the middle of last year.
38. jan25 (Posts: 443; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
imagine ICS goodness but more polished, sprinkled with some extra feature.. oh believe me "facebook integration" IOS can't touch Android for some time.
25. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 209; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)
i dont understand why in this article there is a emphasis on 4.1 being aimed at tablet features. 4.0 was released to unify the handset and tablet experience. 4.1 will grant the same features on phones as tablets when it rolls out.
57. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)
There were several reports that 4.1 would be a tablet-oriented update. Not to say they would de-unify the OS, just that most of the new features would be aimed at larger screen devices. If that were the case it would be easy to imagine most phones skipping 4.1 (even though they could use it) and waiting for the next major OS update.
But if they are going to roll Jellybean out to the Galaxy Nexus right away, there must be a decent amount of updates for phones as well.
27. housry23 (Posts: 99; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
I have the Verizon GNex and am seriously thinking of selling it and terminating my contract. I want the GSM Nexus, because Verizon has seriously failed when it comes to the Nexus line and Google failed to muscle Verizon into not including any bloat. Verizon took months to get 4.0.4 and I assume 4.1 will be no different. I'm rooted and I run the latest version of Android, but with CDMA's proprietary files it would be much easier for devs if VZW would release updates in a timely manner and considering this is supposed to be a Nexus, it should be released right away.
35. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Do it. Verizon's recent f**kery has convinced me to go with AT&T when my Sprint contract runs out.
55. housry23 (Posts: 99; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
Yes, but if I do, I won't be going with at&t. I'll be going prepaid for sure. Probably T-mobiles online $30 a month plan. Only 100 minutes talk, but unlimited text and 5GB of data. It's not for everyone, but I rarely talk on the phone. Most of my communication is through texting. I did the math and even adding in the cost of a full price phone I will save 1400+ every 2 years. If I wait just a bit I can pay a lot less for unlocked phones too.
31. _PHug_ (Posts: 421; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)
Sorry but the Nexus blows because it doesn't have SD expansion.
They can throw Android version 6.6 hot chocolate on it and I'll still pass
49. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4174; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Not everyone needs expandable memory. That's why manufacturers are starting to leave them out of their devices, and they just put more on board memory in, because the average consumer will hardly notice the memory.
53. _PHug_ (Posts: 421; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)
16 GB is "more on board memory" to you? 16GB that will probably end up as 12GB usable?
Maybe accepting less features in your flagship devices is acceptable to you, but I pay full price for my stuff and less is unacceptable.
Oh, and your "average consumer" is some moron that buys phones based on how it looks or what phone had a cute song in the commercial.
58. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4174; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
By "more on board memory" I meant they are releasing different memory models. 16 and 32 GB mainly. And no, I won't accept less features in my flagship device, but if there are features that I don't need I can go without them, and the majority of people don't need expandable memory. And you are correct, the average consumer is someone who just buys phones on how they look, or how they are advertised. Don't get all pissy because I disagreed with your opinion. No need to call the consumers morons (even though a fair portion of them are) and no need to act all high and mighty because "I pay full price for my stuff and less is unacceptable." If you get a 32 GB model of the One X, about 26 GB will be available to you, and unless you're a photographer who uses his phones camera primarily, or have a few thousand songs you put on your device, you won't need that much.
32. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
Wow Android 4.0 is not fully present on all devices and now Google is outing 4.1, more Fragmentation on the way.....!!!!!
59. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
Manufacters license the software and Google is the ultimate responsible for that, they created and they should have an answer for this
33. neptune.joel (Posts: 19; Member since: 12 Jan 2011)
NICE!! hell yeah!! thats why i bought it!!
37. jan25 (Posts: 443; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
another reason to keep the Nexus that is due to arrive this week and not sell it for the S3.
40. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)
Well its good to have both, which i own both.