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Sprint's Nexus models are now receiving Android 4.1 update...really

Sprint's Nexus models are now receiving Android 4.1 update...really
Last week, we told you that Sprint was informing their Business sales reps that its two Nexus devices were getting updated to Android 4.1. A leaked screenshot later confirmed that. But something in the actual execution of the update must have gone awry because  it is on Wednesday night that we are hearing that Sprint has started sending out the update to both the Samsung GALAXY Nexus and the Google Nexus S 4G via an OTA process. The update is supposedly being done on a staggered basis which means that not everyone will receive it at the same time. If your friend has been able to update his Samsung GALAXY Nexus and you haven't been able to install it on your model, don't panic. You will receive it in due course.

The older Google Nexus S 4G is getting Android 4.1

The older Google Nexus S 4G is getting Android 4.1

Some of the changes include a new UI for Google search and a speedier Google Voice Search. The update also brings Google Now to both the Samsung GALAXY Nexus and the Google Nexus S 4G. Unlike Siri, with which it is most compared to, Google Now gives you information at the exact moment you need it, making the information much more valuable. For example, Google Now can push out a traffic report along your route just as you are about to go to work. It can give you current weather conditions just before you leave the house, when you could use it. Notifications can be expanded so you can read more of them from the Notifications screen. And when you're done, you take a page from webOS and whisk them away. Android Beam lets you send photos from one enabled phone to another without and wired connection, and widgets resize like magic on your home screen.

So as we pointed out earlier Wednesday, when word came that the Canadian versions of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus had received Jelly Bean, Verizon remains the last major carrier in North America not to have updated the phone.

source: Phandroid

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posted on 12 Sep 2012, 23:11 3

1. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


doesn't matter

most people who really wanted jelly bean would have moved onto a custom rom...

OEMs need to put more pressure on carriers to release updates quicker. it damages both of their reputations and extra testing won't do anything(testing is necessary but extra testing doesn't give you much)

or just do a beta testing version where users can sign up and bypass the extra testing(but allow verizon to be reported of all errors that appear while running the device)

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 01:23 1

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2433; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


every flag ship phone from every android company needs to have jelly bean......its service like that, that will put nails in the competition and make us feel more confident about our phone selections

time to tighten up android ........make jellybean a main priority from here on out!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 23:11 3

2. Sniggly (Posts: 6944; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Once again Verizon fails spectactularly. The Droid Razr Maxx HD is the only, and I mean, only reason they will get my money at this point.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 23:13 2

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Really, Verizon? You fail.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 23:24 2

4. imkyle (Posts: 982; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


don't buy a "Google" phone Verizon anymore.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 00:23

5. lokey40 (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


GS3 WTF!!!!

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 00:50 1

6. dallasrulz120 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


I don't know where you guys get your information, but i got my update for my sprint galaxy nexus last week. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 04:55

8. rallyguy (Posts: 541; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


I just updated mine yesterday OTA from Sprint.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 07:52 1

9. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


verizon wtf

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 12:33

10. Jyakotu (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


My Galaxy Nexus (yes I know this is about the Nexus S) updated to Android 4.1.1 yesterday.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 17:17

12. lsutigers (Posts: 723; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


This article is about both the Nexus S 4G AND the Galaxy Nexus. They both got updated to Jelly Bean on Sprint only.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 17:16

11. lsutigers (Posts: 723; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Typical Verizon bs

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