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It seems like the good news week is set to continue for Nexus fans, with reports emerging that the hotly anticipated update to Android 4.1 is set to starting rolling out to the Nexus S over the next couple of days.

Down under, in Australia, Vodafone Australia has posted to their blog the following in relation to to the Jelly Bean update: 

Approved by Vodafone, roll out by Google scheduled for 1:00pm AEST, 19th July 2012. Keep an eye on our blog for further information.

Don't forget, that July 19 in Australia is actually July 18 in the U.S -- albeit only just given the time. That time translates to around 04:00 BST 23:00 Eastern, and 20:00 Pacific.

Elsewhere, SFR in France, also has something to say on the update, which pretty much ties in with Vodafone Australia:

However, the deployment is slightly delayed on the Nexus S! Jelly Bean should be deployed July 18, 2012!

So, the signs are looking good. We'll be keeping a close eye on this one, but remember, it's pretty likely that this will only apply to the GSM versions as with the Galaxy Nexus -- sorry Sprint users. Until we see it though, as ever, let's treat it with a slight pinch of salt. Carriers have been known to give out incorrect information in the past let's not forget. 

We'll be keeping a close eye out for this one, but if any of you guys happen to see an update notification, hit us up in the Android Central forums or in the comments below. 

Source: SFR, Vodafone Australia


Reader comments

Nexus S Jelly Bean update reportedly set to start rolling out in the next couple of days


I got fed up waiting for the yakjuux update from Samsung... also, angered by the fact that I have a Nexus device and it was NOT running the latest Android (only 4.0.2 upon purchase!).

So I flashed Yakju 4.0.4 and within MINUTES of booting it up, it was pushing 4.1 OTA to me. \o/

I HIGHLY recommend any Canadian Yakjuux Galaxy Nexus owners to flash their phone using these instructions:

As long as you follow the instructions it's really easy and really fast.

I shouldn't have to do crap this to get an OS update.

And I'm definitely not going to risk that on my gf's phone.

My phone is still on 4.0.1.

If this is how Nexus phones are going to be, what's the point of staying on Android at all? I am not a guy who wants to waste time rooting and managing ROMs. If Google can't even keep the Nexus line updated, I'll have to reconsider my loyalty to Android.

At least the Nexus 7 is great because there are no carrier, OEM issues.

Sorry DUDE but NOT Google's fault. If you wanted a STOCK yakju Galaxy Nexus and direct updates from Google you shoul've bought a stock yakju version from the play store but NO, you and you're dumb girlfriend bought a Nexus through VERIZON of all carriers! You screwed yourself, now instead of having an awesome JellyBean Galaxy nexus like ME you're stuck with a still awesome ICS Galaxy Nexus that probably won't get the JellyBean update from Verizon for about 12 months (not being a jerk either, it will take at least 6-12 months for Verizon to approve and mod their 4.1.1) so try this while you wait; extend your right arm straight out in front of you, now quickly bend back at the elbow and SLAP YOURSELF IN THE FACE FOR BUYING A NEXUS PHONE FROM A CARRIER! Everyone knows that a TRUE vanilla Android Nexus MUST come from Google.

Personally I feel the OTA direct from Goolge is the best. Manual flashing means that the version you have could possibly be different than the offical Google version and unless your good with phones you might never know you're missing out of some great features. I say you buy or flash your Nexus to the STOCK yakju Google branded version and if you do it right you'll get Jelly Bean OTA from GOOGLE within about 5 mins (I got mine instantly)

I don't understand how the VZW iPhone updates are rolled out to all devices at the same time. Do these updates comes directly from Apple or does VZW tweaks it before it is pushed out? Why can't this be true for Galaxy Nexus?

I'm holding off upgrading to JB on my NS. There are several programs I use for flying that aren't JB compatible yet and HBOGO isn't compatible either.

I am in India and I have nexus s. Eagerly waiting for jelly bean update. When will I get the OTA in my mobile. Please revert.