Galaxy Nexus

Sprint began rolling out Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G last week, but they've just announced that the update will continue. We already knew the OTA will come in waves, but it's a great way for Sprint to stay in the headlines during all of the other news this week. The bottom line: if you have a Nexus S 4G or a Galaxy Nexus and haven't received your update yet, hold tight, it's coming.

Once again, here are the improvements that come with the 4.1 update:

Upgrades phone operating system to Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)

  • Smoother user interface
  • Enhanced Accessibility functions
  • Bi-directional text and other language support
  • User-installable keyboard maps
  • Expandable notifications
  • Ability to turn off notifications on an application specific basis
  • Shortcuts and widgets can automatically be re-arranged or re-sized to allow new items to fit on home screens
  • Android Beam – Use Android Beam to Bluetooth transfer data
  • Offline voice dictation
  • Improved voice search
  • Improved camera application
  • Google Wallet (for the Nexus 7)
  • High resolution Google+ contact photos
  • Google Now
  • Multichannel audio
  • USB audio added for external sound Digital to Analog Conversion
  • Audio chaining also referred to as Gapless Playback.  Gapless playback is the uninterrupted playback of consecutive audio tracks

Discontinuing support for Adobe Flash Player:

  • Adobe will not be certifying the Adobe Flash Player for Android Mobile devices that either release with or update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
  • Devices that upgraded from Android 4.0 to Android 4.1, may exhibit unpredictable behavior, as it is not certified for use with Android 4.1.  Adobe recommends uninstalling Flash Player on devices which have been upgraded to Android 4.1.

Many of our Forum members have received the update, so if you want to discuss yours or find out how the improvements are, head over to our Sprint Galaxy Nexus Forum or Sprint Nexus S 4G Forum.

Source: Sprint


Reader comments

Jelly Bean still rolling out to Sprint Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G


Got mine yesterday afternoon. Some nice enhancements over ICS. Kinda reminds me of the upgrade from Froyo to Gingerbread.

Is there any details on the camera update?

An email, i posted in forums, from verizon HQ said that they were having problem with the radios on their network for the JB update, and that it would be a few weeks at least till the new radios would be implemented on the Gnex JB ota. He said that the info was "unofficial" too cover his bum, but was very nice to finally reply to my questions.

I was shocked that I actually got a real explanation of what was going on with the update. I did say I was dissatisfied with the lack of communication from verizon about any info what so ever, and that any info is good just to show they were doing something. Any info is good info, if you run into problems you just state it so, and say it gets pushed back a couple weeks from problems, people understand that.

I am getting tired of "hanging on tight" they need to get it out already.

This Slloooooooowwwww rollout is B.S.

I got mine at 6am yesterday, 9/10/12, when I powered my Galaxy Nexus on. It is a SWEET OS. Thank you Sprint!

I forced download on Sunday. It is smooth,wifi unlocks better when signal is poor. 3G radio I dont feel much of a difference, although, we have to consider Sprint Sh.... service and data speeds

Get an extended battery! :-) I forced the update Saturday morning on my GNex and then my son's Nexus S got it this morning.