I was contacted earlier this week by my friend Sophia letting me know that she’d just received a new OTA update to her Samsung Galaxy Nexus and to my surprise it was the highly anticipated Jelly Bean update. Officially on July 11, 2012, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean began rolling out to the Galaxy Nexus as an over-the-air (OTA) update and is the first phone to get this great new firmware.
In other Jelly Bean news..
The update has also been reported that it’s slowly being rolled out onto the Nexus S so for those of you clinging on to the older version of Google’s Nexus mobile, you too will soon be getting your hands on Jelly Bean and experiencing new features such as Project Butter (Google’s answer to better performance and less lag that Android is unfortunately famous for) & Google Now (Google’s personalised search feature also a close competitor to Siri).
HTC have also confirmed that their One X and S will be getting Jelly Bean but the date is currently TBA. [source]
Back to Samsung, the Galaxy S3 has been rumoured to get Jelly Bean in Q4 this year and as well the Galaxy Note has been speculated to receive the 4.1 update due to being mentioned in a press release from Sammy themselves on the Jelly Bean firmware update.
Jelly Bean was announced at Google I/O late last month and comes loaded with the above mentioned Google Now, and Project Butter, as well as better notifications, resizeable widgets, better voice recognition and a whole host of other awesome features.
More detailed information on Jelly Bean and it’s features can be found here in a release from Google themselves.