Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Release Date Pegged for July
Google has announced that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be released to Android users starting in July.
At Google I/O today, the company announced its next version of Android software, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It will be coming with a host of new features including offline Voice Typing, a new powerful search service called Google Now and new camera options. It’s not a full-fledged update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but it certainly is bringing some nice stuff along with it.
As with most updates, Android users want to know when the software will roll out to their devices. Fortunately, Google announced a vague release date for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update but unfortunately, did not say when specifically.
The company will roll out the SDK to developers today and it will roll out the update to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus – we presume the unlocked version will get it first – and the Motorola Xoom. We assume that it means the Wi-Fi only Motorola Xoom.
Google has announced that the software will be arriving stock on the Nexus 7 tablet when it arrives.
It has said that it has shared the software with some of its partners which hopefully means that the update will be rolling out to other devices in the near future.
Of course, some Android users are still using Android 2.3 Gingerbread but it’s unclear if those users will be upgraded to Android 4.1 directly or if carriers will roll out ICS first and then roll out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
In any event, the software roll out will begin next month which means that Android users will begin another wait for the latest Android software soon.