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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will launch on Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Xoom by Mid-July

June 27, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android, Android News, Android OS, Android Phones, Motorola Tablets, Samsung, Samsung Nexus S, Tablets

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When the features of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean were finished being announced, Android enthusiasts only had one question on their minds: when would we see Jelly Bean across devices that are currently available?

Fortunately, Google took care of that question for us and announced that the lead developer devices would begin to see the update drop via OTA in mid-July.  More specifically, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Nexus S will each receive the Android 4.1 update starting in a couple of weeks.  The Motorola Xoom will also receive its update by then, as it becomes the second available tablet to feature Android 4.1.  Of course, the Google Nexus 7 tablet will launch sometime in mid-July and it will run Android Jelly Bean out of the box.

The SDK for Jelly Bean is available as a developer preview starting today.  We hope other manufacturers who have already released Android 4.0 can begin to work Android 4.1 into their devices.  Cough Samsung, HTC, etc. cough.