Jelly Bean coming to the Nexus S, Samsung confirms

Jelly Bean coming to the Nexus S, Samsung confirms
Android 4.1 runs on the Google Nexus 7, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the next device in line for some of that Jelly Bean goodness. This is all stuff that we already know. Yet what Samsung just made official is that the Nexus S will get the JB update as well. Note that this is not a rumor as the statement comes straight from the horse's mouth. 

The folks at PocketNow sent an inquiry to the Korean tech giant regarding Jelly Bean updates for its devices, and here is the response that they received:

That is about it for now, but more info on the matter is to be announced in the near future. When all those Google Nexus S owners can expect getting an update is still unknown.

source: Samsung via PocketNow

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Nexus S
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h 3G talk time)



1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Good news for Nexus S owners. :) P.S. Would be nice to see latest satistics of Android versions distribution.

3. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

It's a good news for the Galaxy S users too :D Porting incoming ! It started from Froyo 2.2(official) >Gingerbread 2.3(official) > ICS (CyanogenMod9) >JB (CyanogenMod10?) With ICS my Galaxy S just runs like hell, waiting for its lastest update :-)

2. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yet they forgot Samsung Galaxy S

4. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

WTH! my galaxy s again missed ..... Fu . samsung !

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

woo hoo! this is good news for GalaxyS owners. The Nexus S is nearly the exact same device. If its going to the nexusS, its going to be ported to galaxy S devices through XDA. Celebrate guys. Yea, the SGS1 isnt on any update radars. its over 2 years old now. its time to just realize its XDA or bust. and if your not willing to root and ROM your phone (its incredibly easy), then no complaining.

6. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Excellent news for Nexus S owners. I'm with Sprint and if they don't get any new WP8 devices, which seems unlikely as it seems Sprint would rather support Firefox OS and push iOS, then I always said I would just get a Nexus device. Sprint has some excellent Android devices, but I'd rather have the pure Android experience and have the reassurance of getting updates on time.

7. depeche

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I think Sprint and Verizon can not keep ignoring WP... Samsung may not be the form factor, however, Sprint and Verizon need to wake up

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