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Android Jelly Bean Roll Out Begins, Nexus Devices To Get It First

Good news for all Android owners out there who decided to wait and not install any custom ROMs – Google has now begun releasing the official Andoid Jelly Bean update to smartphone users everywhere.

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As expected, owners of the HSPA+ version of the current Nexus flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, will be getting the highly anticipated OS update first. The Nexus Google + account had this announcement last July 11th:

“If you’ve got a Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ device, you will receive a prompt alerting you to the update over the next several days. Up next for Jelly Bean: all Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Motorola Xoom and of course, Nexus 7, which will ship with Jelly Bean later this month.”

Google boasts that the Android Jelly Bean update will give users a host of upgrades that should enhance their overall experience with their Android devices.  They say that Android Jelly Bean will make everything “feel fast, fluid and smooth” and and that “notifications are expandable and actionable, widgets are magical and the keyboard is smarter and more accurate.”

Google will now also go directly agains’s the iPhone’s Siri by enhancing their OS’ voice search capabilities with this update:

“Jelly Bean also features a redesigned search experience, with a new user interface and faster Voice Search. You can type your query or simply ask Google a question. Google can speak back to you, delivering a precise answer if it knows one, in addition to a list of search results. ”

Lastly, the update will now make Google Now “part of the Google App.” The announcement says that this will allow Android Jelly Bean users to “get the information at just the right time”:

“Google Now tells you today’s weather before you start your day, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, or your favorite team’s score as they’re playing. There’s no digging required: cards appear at the moment you need them most.”

Are you using the Galaxy Nexus? Have you received your Android Jelly Bean OTA update? Let us know what you think of the changes in the comments below!

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Nikhil Pol
Nikhil Pol

when is jelly bean going to come in samsung google nexus s.

Xiao Wac
Xiao Wac

No Jelly Bean on my Galaxy Nexus from Pakistan.

Asim
Asim

I guess we Pakistanis will have to wait some more.

Goonga
Goonga

Arey jani me too from Pakistan.

Goonga
Goonga

Hey Nikhil, F U

Brian
Brian

No update in Canada!

Kim
Kim

Same here from Malaysia, no update yet

Ali Rustam

No updates yet in lahore pakistan on google nexus

Karthikeyan Venkatraman
Karthikeyan Venkatraman

No updates…

Stevie Beats P

I got my update…buttery smooth….enough said

Aman Alkhalid

nothing in Germany

danny
danny

No update yet. Southern California.

Srihari
Srihari

Works smooth as butter on my Nexus 🙂

Maximilian Harris
Maximilian Harris

No update yet on my HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus… 🙁 St. Louis, MO. COMON!!!

kjk
kjk

Just updated this afternoon July 13 in Holland Michigan. (USA)

Jossue Ignacio Munoz

You can try forcing the update. It worked for me. Go into settings > apps> select the All column and search for Google services framework. Force stop it and clear data. Then go into about phone and search for an update. It should pick up the update. Try the process several times if it doesn’t pick it up the first try. I had to do it three times.

Robert Crawford
Robert Crawford

Thanks. Worked perfectly!

rauf
rauf

No buddy its available and I had updated today

Jossue Ignacio Munoz

Glad it worked. Smooth butter for everyone!

sokawaii
sokawaii

No update here yet in Dallas TX

sokawaii
sokawaii

Thank you! It worked!

lupowolf

Some friends with Nexus S in SoCal have received it, but I haven’t yet. Stay tuned.