Those who have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus because they want to keep up with the latest version of Google’s operating system are getting rewarded: they’ll be the first to be able to download Android OS 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
There’s a hitch, however: this applies only to those who have the HSPA+ version. This means that those who have the version for Verizon or Sprint still have to wait a bit more. Still, Google promises this is in the works.
Those who do have the HSPA+ version (which is available from Google Play) will soon see a note pop up on their Galaxy Nexus telling them that the upgrade to Jelly bean is available. Not everyone will receive this at once — it will be rolled out over a number of days to prevent overstraining the computers that are sending it out.
Brighthand provided an overview of Android 4.1 when it was unveiled last month,?and some of the highlights include Google Now, which tries to be a pro-active digital assistant, informing users of the information they want before they know they need it. This includes traffic and weather information, and much more.
The Notification system has been redesigned to be more interactive, and Google’s developers made the user interface faster.
Goole says it plans to release an upgrade for the Android 4.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus S next, as well as the Motorola XOOM tablet.