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.

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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GALAXY Nexus Sprint
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1850 mAh(7.50h talk time)
Nexus S 4G
  • 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 talk time)

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12 Comments

1. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 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)

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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!

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Really, Verizon? You fail.

4. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

5. lokey40

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

GS3 WTF!!!!

6. dallasrulz120

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 13, 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

8. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I just updated mine yesterday OTA from Sprint.

9. drnggaj33

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

verizon wtf

10. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

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

12. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

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

11. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Typical Verizon bs

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