updates coming from the wireless carriers.
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Motorola had begun testing the Jelly Bean update for the DROID Bionic. And well, it looks like that update is just about ready to begin rolling out to Verizon Wireless users. The carrier has since detailed the update and as such we now know that it will be arriving as Android 4.1.2 and with build number 98.72.22.XT875.
ASUS has announced the Jelly Bean update for the Transformer Pad TF300T tablet. The update will be arriving as Android 4.2 and in a bit of good news, the update will begin arriving for those in the US as of today. The update will be delivered over-the-air and other markets can expect this update to arrive later in the month.
Verizon updated the LG Spectrum to Ice Cream Sandwich back in October and it looks like details for another software update have recently been posted. And while we would be happy to report this update was brining Jelly Bean, that is not the case. Of course, we are not all that certain any Spectrum users are expecting that anyway. Needless to say, this update still seem worthwhile and one that you will likely want to grab.
Motorola Electrify M with US Cellular -- an update has been announced. The update is coming as Jelly Bean, specifically, Android 4.1.2 and will be coming over-the-air. Users should be on the lookout for an update notification to arrive. But remember, this update is rolling out in batches so there may be a short wait involved.
T-Mobile has detailed the latest software updates for the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy S II smartphones. Neither of the updates are what we would consider major, but that said, it is still nice to see them both getting some attention from the carrier. The Galaxy S III update is pretty straight forward, however those with a T-Mobile Galaxy S II may not necessarily have an update ready just yet.
Samsung has begun rolling out the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update for Galaxy S III owners. Samsung calls the new features in the update "Premium Suite." It adds features that users are already enjoying on the Galaxy Note II to the incredibly popular Samsung phone. So far, users in Poland have received the update while users in India, the UK, France, Sweden, Italy, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Algeria should see it soon.
Google has released an update for the free Google Play Music app, touting that this new version is now "harder, better, faster, stronger" in a nice little homage to Daft Punk. Version 4.3.606 of the Google Play Music app adds a reworked user interface, with transport controls now appearing on the action bar. It addition to the tweaked UI, this update also adds new Now Playing functionality, allowing users to queue up and rearrange songs.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released exclusively on Verizon in the United States. In that time the phone has received one and only one official update, to Android 4.0.2.... which was almost immediately overshadowed by 4.0.3, then 4.0.4 over two months ago. Today reports are spreading that Verizon is finally, finally sending out the 4.0.4 update over the air, making its LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus officially current for the first time in almost half a year.
Android 4.0.4 update for the Galaxy Nexus, Verizon is sending out a software update for the pretty and pricey Galaxy Tab 7.7. No, it's not Ice Cream Sandwich (though that should be coming eventually) but you'll want to go ahead and install it if you want to stay on the official release path.