Sprint Galaxy Nexus gets Jelly Bean update today, Nexus S 4G Next Week

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  1. Zerosuit connor
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    Anybody here own the Sprint variant of the Galaxy Nexus? Or even the cheaper Nexus S 4G? Well you're in luck, because today Sprint is rolling out the android 4.1.1 Jellybean update to the devices! The update to the variant brings new features including Google Now, an improved notification and voice search system, offline dictation and, of course, a smoother UI that's made possible by Mountain View's now-famed Project Butter. As of today the OTA update will show as a notification on your device.​
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    And according to the Sprint official forums, Nexus S 4G owners are up for an update. An employee at Sprint has told users that Jelly Bean updates for the Nexus S will be a "slow roll out," but that the new software should be coming to everyone here within about a week. A bug involving garbled text messages will also apparently be fixed. This has yet to be official announced on the official update page, so it's a bit less official, but it's still good news for people with the phone.​
    No news yet on Verizon although whispers can be heard throughout the internet and they say it will be pretty soon as the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and Nexus LTE are the same as the Sprint variant hardware wise, they just have different model numbers.​
     
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    Jelly Bean and Project Butter?

    You're making me crave food, not smartphones!
     
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    Watch out, those jelly beans may go stale.
     
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    You're never going to let that go, are you?
     
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    there was really no point in getting a nexus device if it was carrier branded then
     
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    Yep, you're way better off buying direct from google.
     
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    you pay an unsubsidized price though ;)
    rather then getting the galaxy nexus for $0-100, you pay $350 now
     
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    There was a different model of the Nexus S that hadn't gotten JB yet?
    Odd.
     
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    I'm curious doesn't the unbranded Galaxy Nexus already have JB?
     
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    Hey sprint, how about an update for my damn photon. I don't want ICS either, give it a jelly bean update, sadly it will never happen though :-(
     
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    the phonton ics update hasnt even been released, its marked down as a Q4 release date
     
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    and for you verizon gnex users, they started pushing out the update ota last friday
     
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    This is what rooting and unlocking is for. My dad has a Photon and he's been running ICS for a while now.

    At least some phones are starting to get official JB releases though. It runs relatively smoothly on my HTC Evo, can't wait to get my Galaxy SIII tomorrow to try it out.
     

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