Just a day after Google announced the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, the update has leaked out not only for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ but it also appears to be compatible with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus as well.
Keep in mind, this is not the official update that is going to be rolling out to Galaxy Nexus users in July. In fact, it’s not even the final version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at all. Instead, it’s a build that is based on the Android 4.1 preview build that was released at Google I/O on the Galaxy Nexus’ that Google gave away to attendees.
So, only those rooted users that really want to give Jelly Bean a spin should be installing this.
Also, there is the possibility that something could go wrong, say like, a phone bricking. So again, for those that have never done something like this before, it’s probably safer to just wait a few weeks for Google to roll out the official update.
That being said, those that are rooted and wish to take the plunge can dive right into Jelly Bean right now and play around with all of the features including Google Now, better voice search functionality, offline voice dictating, a smoother UI, and some new camera options, just to name a few.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be hitting the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ and the Motorola Xoom first, in July. It’s unclear right now when any other devices will see the update arrive.