Android Phones

Sprint updates Galaxy Nexus support page to include Jelly Bean update

September 6, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android Phones, Carriers, Samsung, Sprint

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Based on the latest information directly from Sprint, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus should be receiving Android 4.1 Jelly Bean starting today.  A new support article for the device was added earlier today which confirms the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.

Assuming you are still running stock firmware on your Galaxy Nexus, you can visit the System Updates settings page and check if the Jelly Bean build is ready for download.

The new changes expected to take place with the Jelly Bean update includes:

  • Upgrades phone operating system to Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
    • Smoother user interface
    • Enhanced Accessibility functions
    • Bi-directional text and other language support
    • User-installable keyboard maps
    • Expandable notifications
    • Ability to turn off notifications on an application specific basis
    • Shortcuts and widgets can automatically be re-arranged or re-sized to allow new items to fit on home screens
    • Android Beam – Use Android Beam to Bluetooth transfer data
    • Offline voice dictation
    • Improved voice search
    • Improved camera application
    • Google Wallet (for the Nexus 7)
    • High resolution Google+ contact photos
    • Google Now
    • Multichannel audio
    • USB audio added for external sound Digital to Analog Conversion
    • Audio chaining also referred to as Gapless Playback.  Gapless playback is the uninterrupted playback of consecutive audio tracks
  • Discontinuing support for Adobe Flash Player:
    • Adobe will not be certifying the Adobe Flash Player for Android Mobile devices that either release with or update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
    • Devices that upgraded from Android 4.0 to Android 4.1, may exhibit unpredictable behavior, as it is not certified for use with Android 4.1.  Adobe recommends uninstalling Flash Player on devices which have been upgraded to Android 4.1.

If you are able to download and install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on your Galaxy Nexus on Sprint, be sure to let us know in the comments below.  I would like to express my sincere apologies for Verizon Galaxy Nexus who are anxiously waiting for Verizon to approve the Jelly Bean update.

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