Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Roll Out Begins
The roll out of Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software has begun.
The company has announced the roll out on Google+ saying that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean roll out to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ will begin today.
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ will be prompted to download the new software sometime in the next few days at which point the software will take the place of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Google’s most recent operating system.
As for owners of other devices that will be getting the update, Google says that the other Galaxy Nexus’, Nexus S and the Motorola Xoom will see the update at some point in the future.
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It declined to say exactly when those devices would get the upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The roll out was expected to take place in the middle part of July and Google has delivered on that promise. Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ owners will see a host of upgrades come with the new software including Google Now, better Voice Search, new camera features and more.
Google also has made the UI a whole lot smoother and quite a bit faster.
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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will come stock on Google’s upcoming Nexus 7 tablet which is rumored to be making its official debut this Thursday, July 12th.
As for other devices in the Android world, manufacturers and carriers have yet to say much other than that they will make their Android 4.1 Jelly Bean plans known soon.
Read: Ultimate Android 4.1 Update List: Which Tablets Will Get Jelly Bean?
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ has been at the source of a patent dispute between Samsung and Apple. The device was once banned from being sold in the United States but the phone has since returned to the Google Play Store in a limited capacity.
The device is currently said to be shipping soon with Google giving it a shipping dates within 1-2 weeks.