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

A small update in the Play Store has tipped Google's hand, revealing that the Galaxy Nexus will "soon" be the first phone with Android 4.1 Jellybean...
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15. BuddyGlass

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

lol, bet.

18. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

That would make my day. Give me a good laugh

12. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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: 78; Member since: Oct 26, 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: Mar 16, 2012

Vuck Ferizon. But really, the Sprint SGSII hasn't gotten ICS yet either. Only Tmo. Sprint sucks too, lol.

14. ghostnexus

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I just hope the update is better than iOS 6

19. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

2.3 is better than iOS 6.

24. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

who cares if it is.. it would only be on 5% of devices...

26. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 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: 275; Member since: Jun 04, 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: Oct 28, 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: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 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: Mar 16, 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: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 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: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

50. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Now that s**t is funny!

32. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Wow Android 4.0 is not fully present on all devices and now Google is outing 4.1, more Fragmentation on the way.....!!!!!

41. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Blame on OEM's not on Google.

59. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Manufacters license the software and Google is the ultimate responsible for that, they created and they should have an answer for this

64. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

You sir, are an idiot.

33. neptune.joel

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 12, 2011

NICE!! hell yeah!! thats why i bought it!!

36. diddymies

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

asd, cm9 for sensation isnt ready yet:/

37. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

another reason to keep the Nexus that is due to arrive this week and not sell it for the S3.

40. MISTER-H

Posts: 87; Member since: May 28, 2012

Well its good to have both, which i own both.
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