Jelly Bean software update for the Google Nexus S is inbound at any moment

Jelly Bean software update for the Google Nexus S is inbound at any moment
Sure, Google Nexus S owners out there have the option of checking out the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience, but that means they’ll need to install an unofficial ROM to do so, which might stop some people dead in their tracks from checking it out. However, if you’re looking to go through the normal routes of obtaining the new experience, the wait doesn’t seem to be much longer.

Currently, some of the overseas wireless carriers are teasing its customers with the inevitable arrival of the highly anticipated software update for the Google Nexus S. Specifically, Vodafone Australia details on its site the following message:

Meanwhile, SFR France is telling its customers this juicy morsel of news:

At this point, it’s a safe bet to assume that these specific owners should be receiving notifications very soon regarding the availability of the new software. Still, we’re certain that US owners of the handset are eagerly waiting for the good news as well. Either way, the update is inbound!

source: SFR France (translated) & Vodafone Australia via

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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. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Reason for buying Google phones rather than going for vendors like Samsung, HTC, LG etc

3. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Nexus S is a Samsung device. It's the Nexus devices that get the updates first, the vendors have to modify the OS to meet what they want.

4. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yes, so if you buy the Nexus device you will get the update early, rather than waiting for it...

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

YES Sir. The Nexus device be it made my Samsung, HTC, or who ever gets that honor, gets the update directly from Google, not the OEM.

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Jb is working really well on my captivate....

6. omacmagics

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

Waiting in high anticipation. I'd rather have the latest in software than hardware but if I can get both that would be great.

7. WinC76 unregistered

Less than 4 hours away!

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