Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S Get Android 4.1 Update
Android Jelly Bean Manual Update for Verizon Galaxy Nexus Credit:Reuters
U.S. Carrier Sprint has confirmed that it is now rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S. The new information has surfaced after it was revealed that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean had already arrived on the unlocked HSPA+ model of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus.
The latest update from Sprint is set to add Google Now, some performance improvements, and other Jelly Bean features. However, it will also discontinue support for Adobe Flash Player. The update is expected to start showing up as an over-the-air (OTA) download.
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According to Sprint's forums, Nexus S 4G owners are also in for a treat. A Sprint employee has stated that the Jelly Bean updates for the Nexus S will be a "slow roll out," but that the new software is expected in about a week. A bug that involved garbled text messages may also be fixed.
Although this information isn't currently being mentioned on the official update page, it's still good news for people who are using the device.
The Galaxy Nexus has already been updated to Android 4.1 outside the U.S., but this marks the first time a U.S. carrier has added Jelly Bean to one of its current phones.