Google Play says the Galaxy Nexus will be the first phone with Android 4.1 Jellybean

Google Play says the Galaxy Nexus will be the first phone with Android 4.1 Jellybean
Well look at what we have here: just a week before Google I/O and we’re getting confirmation on some recent rumors. The Google Play Store has updated its listing of the GSM Galaxy Nexus in the devices section, and for a little while checking out it said “The latest smartphone from Google, soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jell…”. That would seem to make it a closed case that we’ll be seeing Jellybean introduced next week, and that it will be a 4.1 release, in the same vein as the change between Éclair and Froyo from 2.1 to 2.2., and Froyo and Gingerbread (2.2 to 2.3).

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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65 Comments

1. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

So when is the Galaxy S3 getting it?

4. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

6. tlsmithsr

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 28, 2010

Nice!

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: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

lol...human pregnancey...example just made me lough loud at work :)

30. mahoganyheart

Posts: 11; Member since: May 23, 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: Aug 26, 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: 1823; Member since: Feb 10, 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: Sep 28, 2010

this news it so funny.. omg, smh and im also lol

34. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Does anyone know what this person is saying?

43. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Said person must be under 21 to be talking like that.

60. tlsmithsr

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 28, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: Sep 28, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: 24; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

i'm very happy with my decision to stick with the nexus now. lol

5. RoundBallmer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 19, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I have not seen such comment yet. "Oh man give me a break duh.." Why bother trolling then?

65. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 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: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 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: Feb 27, 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: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I don't know why you're thanking god. You probably bought it with your own money.

46. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Do we even know who is making the next Nexus Device?

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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

Let's see: iPad 3: incremental upgrade. iOS 6: incremental upgrades. iPHone 5: ???? You guessed it. Incremental upgrades.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it'd be funny if it turned out to be Jello. xD

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