According to Google, the Sprint and Verizon Galaxy Nexus should be among the first devices to get the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.
The company has announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update roll out has begun today and the first device to receive the update will be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+, the model that Google is selling through its own store.
In the announcement, Google also referred to several other devices who seem to be on the cusp of getting the upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Specifically, Google mentioned the Nexus S and the Motorola Xoom tablet, as well as the Nexus 7 tablet that is set to debut in just a few days.
In addition, Google specifically stated that “all Galaxy Nexus” are next in line for the upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. We assume that this means the Samsung Galaxy Nexus’ on both Sprint and Verizon.
This is incredible news for Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners who might have thought that Verizon’s device would be getting the update at some point further down the road.
After all, this is a device, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, that didn’t receive its first update until five months after it hit shelves for purchase.
So while nothing is confirmed, Google’s declaration is, as of now, music to the ears of Galaxy Nexus owners on Verizon who are looking forward to all of the things that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has to offer.
The update, which was first announced at Google I/O in June, promises to bring a number of improvements to Verizon and Sprint Galaxy Nexus owners when it arrives.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will come loaded with new features for widgets, a predictive keyboard that will allow for easier typing, and it will also feature offline Voice Typing.
That’s not all either. It’ll come with Google’s powerful new Google Now tool, better Voice Search, a faster user interface, and overhauled notifications.
We’ll let you know when we hear something concrete about a release date Galaxy Nexus owners.