Google is on a roll by starting the initial process of updating its developer devices to Jelly Bean in the last week. First we saw the first batches of the GSM flavor of the Galaxy Nexus grab its update and then came the beginning of the initial process of the Motorola Xoom WiFi also getting some attention, now it’s another device that looks to be all set for some of that Project Buttery goodness. In seeing the other developer devices get some Jelly Bean love, the GSM Nexus S didn’t want to wait too late to join the party, so it naturally seems that it too will be among the first to get that Android 4.1 goodness, as indicated by a couple of excited wireless carriers. According to Vodafone Australia, the Jelly Bean rollout is set to begin July 19th (July 18th elsewhere in the world), while SFR France claims the same update is due to arrive by July 18th.
While this is sure to generate some excitement, there’s a few things to keep in mind. First, this only applies to the GSM Nexus S— so Sprint’s version of the Nexus S is not in the same category and there is no indication of when it too will get the update. Second, there has been no confirmation of the Android 4.1 update from Google directly, so while it’s exciting to see the update landing on devices as early as today, owners of the GSM version shouldn’t hold their breaths until something actually happens.
source: Vodafone Australia Blog |