Wait for Nexus S 4G Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update Continues

The wait for Sprint’s Nexus S 4G Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update continues as owners of device continue to wonder when the software will arrive.

On July 20th, Google confirmed a Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update roll out for the Nexus S. Owners of the device on carriers around the world started to see the update arrive, specifically, on carriers T-Mobile, H3G, O2, Rogers and Vodafone.

Thus far though, the Nexus S 4G, Sprint’s version of the Nexus S, remains without its update. However, there is fortunately some good news for Nexus S 4G owners, news that could mean that an update is on the way.


The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean wait continues for Nexus S 4G owners.

Read: Nexus S 4G Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Release Date Remains Unclear.


Yesterday, Google added the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean binaries of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus to the AOSP. While this isn’t a sign that the update for that device is imminent, it’s a step in the right direction.

Well, Google also added the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean binaries for the Nexus S 4G on Sprint to the AOSP as well which means that the update just got one step closer to rolling out.

Of course, Sprint and Google have yet to spill any beans on when owners can expect the update, but the fact that the binaries are in AOSP means that owners should hold out hope for an announcement in the near future.

As we’ve said before, this is clearly not what Nexus S 4G owners envisioned when the device was announced as part of the initial batch of devices slated to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The fact that owners have had to watch a massive roll out go down without them has obviously been troubling as well with many owners writing in to voice their frustrations with the process.

All owners want is some kind of update on the situation but thus far, Sprint has remained silent.


Still, it appears that things are at least in motion so hopefully we see something official soon.