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Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G on Sprint are rumored to receive Android 4.1 tomorrow

September 5, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android Phones, Carriers, Rumors, Samsung, Samsung Nexus S, Sprint


With the Samsung Nexus S 4G and Galaxy Nexus being on Sprint, OS updates take typically longer than GSM devices.  However, it appears the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for both devices on Sprint are expected to begin rolling out tomorrow.  While the GSM counterpart for each Nexus smartphone is already running Android 4.1, the CDMA flavors (specifically Sprint’s variant) are slow to the party.

The tip comes from an email being sent to Sprint Business Sales today.  The email in full can be read below:

To Sprint Business Sales

September 5, 2012

Software updates for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (L700) and Nexus S 4G will be available beginning Thursday, 9.6.12. Galaxy Nexus Software Version: FH05 Nexus S Software Version: JRO03R Software updates will be pushed to all handsets via Google. Customers cannot initiate a download on their own.


Upgrades Device Operating System to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Fastest and smoothest version of Android released Better search experience Expandable, actionable notifications A smarter keyboard And more!

The quick summary of the email is that the Sprint Nexus S 4G will be receiving an update titled JROo3R and the Galaxy Nexus will receive the FHo5 update.

Since this is still in rumor stage, we will have to wait until tomorrow to see if these handsets begin receiving the OTA update from Google.  Hopefully, this rumor pans out and we will have good news for Nexus adopters on Sprint.