Sprint Galaxy Nexus

Just in case you needed one more reason to believe that Sprint will begin rolling out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to Sprint Galaxy Nexus owners, they've now gone ahead and updated their software update website with the details and change log. Of course, it contains nothing surprising that you all didn't already know but have a look any how:

  • 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.

We've not yet received any reports it showing up for anyone as of yet, but I'm sure it'll be along shortly. If you see it pop up, drop a comment here or in the Android Central forums and let everyone else know they should commence smashing their check for update button.

 Source: Sprint, Thanks, adavisme!


Reader comments

Sprint updates their Galaxy Nexus support page, confirms Jelly Bean coming yet again


or do what quite a few of us have already done. just flash the official build directly from Google. why wait on Verizon when the update is out there?

and congratulations Sprint users!

I was just thinking that same thing, what's worse would be the fact that VZW won't even give us word on when they will release it.

Can't wait for the ROM devs to get their hands on the new update!! The JB ROM I'm running is smooth but I know it will be even better when it gets updated :)

I'm sorry but wake up. Your devolopers already have this ROM its been on Google since July. The only thing your getting that's worth a damn is the radio software. And the devolopers don't add those to your ROMs.

Look, not everyone wants to root there phone or have the time to. Some of us, actually many of us actually have lives. We want the official one from VZW as promised. If you rooted then more power to you, but telling us to "Wake up" serves no purpose as rooting is a personal decision.

My reply was towards the member that was hoping this update would improve his ROM. I'm just stating this is no different the Asop that is on googles servers that every one is using to build there ROMs. The only thing this is adding is new CDMA radios which don't come packaged with ROMs. There's nothing wrong if you don't to root a devolopers phone and be at the mercy of carriers more power to you. But really u should root and flash some of those custom ROMs like cm and aokp they add more depth to the phone

Got this from an online support rep in a chat...confirms update for the Nexus S 4G as well. "During an 8-day period from 9/6/12 - 9/13/12 current Samsung Nexus S™ 4G and Galaxy Nexus customers receive an Over-The-Air (OTA) Android 4.1, Jelly Bean software update."

If you want to take the ota with out hassle. Its wise to relock unroot and go back 100% stock.

I'm tempted to go back to stock just to get an official update. No reason, except I've never had one. I've been rooted since week 2 of switching to Android :-D

4.1.1 SUCKS with capital S! Half my apps don't work. Minecraft freezes and I have to do battery pull. Words with Friends doesn't show my useable tiles. GooglePlay, eBay, and Amazon crashes every time it boots!