Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update now making its way to the HSPA+ Samsung Galaxy NexusAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Google said during its I/O conference that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean would begin rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in mid-July, and tonight that's exactly what has happened. Google has announced on the official Nexus Google+ account that Android 4.1 is now rolling out to the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy Nexus. The update brings with it goodies like expandable notifications, a more accurate keyboard and Google Now. Owners of the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus should receive an update notification sometime in the next several days. Google says that all models of the Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus S and the Motorola XOOM are "up next for Jelly Bean."
The HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus isn't the only device receiving an Android 4.1 update tonight, as the Nexus 7 is also getting in on the fun. Google's 7-inch tablet is now being updated to Android 4.1.1, and the search company says that the 12.6MB update "improves performance and responsiveness system wide." The update will also install Google Wallet onto your device.
While we already knew that Android 4.1 would start hitting devices this month, it's still exciting to see the next major version of Google's OS officially begin making its way to consumers. It's not yet clear exactly when other products (like the Sprint and Verizon models of the Galaxy Nexus) will get their own taste of the latest Android snack, but here's to hoping that their wait for Jelly Bean is shorter than it was for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus's Android 4.0.4 update. For you folk that've got an HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus, fire that thing up and see if you've got any jelly beans waiting for you. For everyone else, you can get an idea of what Android 4.1 is all about by checking out Aaron's walkthrough below.