Google just began pushing out the all-new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to its HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus in an over-the-air update this evening. Galaxy Nexus users will be prompted to update over the next few days, but you can always check software update to get the update a little faster. For those unfamiliar, Jelly Bean was introduced at this year’s Google I/O. It brings a slew of new features to the Android platform, including a revamped notifications system and Siri-competitor Google Now. The update is definitely worth grabbing, as it makes for a much smoother experience all around. Next up, Google said Jelly Bean will land on “all Galaxy Nexus,” the Nexus S, and Motorola Xoom in the coming weeks. You can read Google’s official announcement below: (via The Verge)
The rollout of Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, begins today, starting with Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ devices.
Jelly Bean makes everything feel fast, fluid, and smooth. Notifications are expandable and actionable, widgets are magical and the keyboard is smarter and more accurate: http://www.android.com/whatsnew/
Jelly Bean also features a redesigned search experience, with a new user interface and faster Voice Search. You can type your query or simply ask Google a question. Google can speak back to you, delivering a precise answer if it knows one, in addition to a list of search results.
Google Now is also part of the updated Google app, getting you just the right information at just the right time. Google Now tells you today’s weather before you start your day, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, or your favorite team’s score as they’re playing. There’s no digging required: cards appear at the moment you need them most.
If you’ve got a Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ device, you will receive a prompt alerting you to the update over the next several days. Up next for Jelly Bean: all Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Motorola Xoom and of course, Nexus 7, which will ship with Jelly Bean later this month.
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Recent legal news:
- Confirmed: Galaxy Nexus removed from Google Play due to injunction, slated to return next week with Jelly Bean (9to5google.com)