Nexus S Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update arriving tomorrow

July 18, 2012
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We have some potential great news for all those still rocking the Google Nexus S. At Google IO last month Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was listed as coming to the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S in mid July. Now that the Galaxy Nexus already started receiving it last week, it's time for the Nexus S to enjoy that butter smooth Jelly Bean too.

According to Unwired View multiple sources have now confirmed the update will begin rolling out to the Nexus S either late today, or early tomorrow. Reports from SFR in France, and Vodafone have confirmed Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean is set to start rolling out to their handsets tomorrow, July 19th.

This means Google is ready to push the latest version of their popular OS to the Nexus S, and it's very likely that those with it here in the US could start seeing the update as soon as this evening. Those CDMA Nexus S 4G's won't see the update right away I'm guessing, but everyone rocking the original on T-Mobile can expect the update to arrive shortly. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean brings some awesome performance and general UI enhancements, and my new favorite feature -- Google Now.

If you see the Jelly Bean update on your Nexus S feel free to scream and let us know in the comments below.

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  • Robhimself79

    Verizon please die in a fire.

    • http://twitter.com/dagrimey1 Jimothy Locklear

      I couldn’t agree more, love the speed of the 4G hate the lag in updates per CDMA!

  • equinox

    its great.when i bought this set i thought i ought to go for a new model but i am thrilled with this phone when it was updated to ICS and now it would be great to experience jelly bean on such aging set..Good work Google..!

  • http://twitter.com/LiiIiikEaBau5 LiiIiikEaBau5

    So…? What about Galaxy Nexus?

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Galaxy Nexus already got it… just not the Verizon model. We don’t know about that but hopefully it’s soon

  • Zachary Morris

    This is a fucking outrage. Google said ALL Galaxy Nexus’ will get it before the Nexus S…. Unbelievable.

    • http://twitter.com/philipleaper Phil Leaper

      Really? An outrage?

      • djshag

        Everyone’s got to learn to relax. When it comes to this stuff… what good is getting pissed off gonna do? Certainly not make Google, Verizon, etc, etc, work any faster… or maybe if we all get reaaaaaaaalllllly mad it’ll happen. :-)

      • Zachary Morris

        That’s my goal.

      • Zachary Morris

        It might seem a little over-dramatic but if you got the Verizon Galaxy Nexus at launch and one of the main selling points is updates, I’m sure you would feel my same frustration right now.

      • Christopher Adams

        Part of your problem is that you are with a carrier that wants to have maximum control over your device.

  • Dave

    The report comes from Vodafone Australia and technically July 19th in Australia is today in the US

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.quinn.5209 Brian Quinn

    I’m guessing AT&T Nexus S folks won’t get it since we never got ICS OTA

    • http://www.facebook.com/ferdinand.arcinue Ferdinand Arcinue

      I’m in the same boat. Been waiting for an ICS update since December!

  • Richie

    i hate how the NS4g has to get it later -.- i was all happy reading this and as soon as i see that the NS4g most likely will get it later just put me in a state of melancholy -.-”

  • http://profiles.google.com/leemarkin Mark Lee

    i doubt that nexus s can run JB smoothly, it can’t even handle ics well.

    • djshag

      Runs GREAT using an unofficial Cyanogenmod 10 custom ROM. A couple of bugs to work out but “like butter”!

    • lol

      Jelly bean was designed to work smoothly, and I have the aosp rom running smooth like butter on my nexus s

    • LAlo

      Jellybean is a depurated version of ics which has to run very smooth on this phone

  • Anne Hogan

    It has been delayed due to emergency calling regulations in Australia.


    Jelly Bean update does not meet regulatory requirements regarding emergency calls. We’ve just been advised that due to a software issue, the roll-out the of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to Vodafone Australia customers has been delayed.
    It’s been advised the software currently does not meet all the Australian regulatory requirements related to emergency calls. ”
    Hopefully it will be sorted out soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jakob-Wango/656495929 Jakob Wångö

    Ye, Google acually didnt say that the Nexus S would get it in mid-july.
    They said that the rollout begins in mid-july, first of all the Galaxy Nexus owners.;/
    FUkkkk.

  • haseoxth

    Wow Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy S have almost the same hardware.But Samsung even don’t give GS ICS.I am sure my next mobile will be Google’s next device~

  • Brad Evans

    Still waiting now at 4:10 PM! I’ve decided it won’t happen at all it was just a joke that the Nexus S was going to get Jellybean!

  • EdCa

    My Nexus S is updating to 4.1.1 right now here in Brazil!

  • http://twitter.com/BrunoLopes83 Bruno Lopes

    Nexus S, atualizado hoje (20/07) para Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean!!! Muito Bom!!!!

  • Abner

    When am I getting the update on my Nexus S ? I live in the U.S. in Florida and I’ve still haven’t gotten the JB update. My carrier is Sprint

  • Snowbell

    My Nexus S lagged a lot after upgrading to Jellybean. Sometimes, it feels like the apps/phone hang. Anyone has any solution out there?

  • Cathryn

    I got my update this morning and i love the nexus s phone I LOVE ALL THE UPDATES THAT I GET!!!!!! keep up the good work!!!! :)