Android Jelly Bean 4.1 rollout begins

Android Jelly Bean 4.1 rollout beginsAnd so it begins. Some lucky owners of the current Google flagship handset, the Galaxy Nexus, will now be getting a little ping on screen to advise them of a very special gift: the OTA update taking Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 up to Jelly Bean 4.1 has now begun rolling out.

This was always expected. With the Galaxy Nexus being 'the' Google phone, it was always going to land there first, followed by the slightly older Nexus S and the Motorola Xoom tablets. Unfortunately, Nexus One owners (do any of you even exist any more?) won't have much to cheer about as their device is considered too old.

And then, of course, as standard, Android Jelly Bean 4.1 will come preinstalled on the Nexus 7 tablet which launches very soon here in the UK.

Android owners of other devices will now have to wait for their manufacturers to get moving. Samsung is likely to provide the update soon for its flagship Galaxy S3 as is HTC for its One line.

And of course, now the source code has been made public as Lewis told us yesterday, there'll be a lot more options from the wonderful world of the devs.

Jelly Bean certainly looks interesting - whilst lacking the major learning curve that many had when switching from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich since it is more of an incremental update than a full scale upgrade of OS.

That said, it does still bring some nifty little features in the form of Google Now, speedier voice search and all round speed improvements in general, thanks to Project Butter.

If you haven't had the update yet, try manually checking. And if you have, what do you think? Comments, as always, below if you please.

Via Pocket-lint

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Pondlife  Jul. 12, 2012 at 18:12

begins....yesterday.
Tomorrow's news, Galaxy Nexus shipping again.

dcx_badass  Jul. 12, 2012 at 18:52

Only a day behind the BBC...

Pondlife  Jul. 12, 2012 at 18:55

Some people might be getting nexus 7 tomorrow, ebuyer dispatch emails sent to some, though site now says next week again.

Pondlife  Jul. 12, 2012 at 21:48

paraiba  Jul. 13, 2012 at 09:26

E buyer
tracked nexus 7- parcel force -at manchester depot - should be delivered today.

krogothnx  Jul. 13, 2012 at 10:33

Still nothing on my end. Been checking every hour for the past couple of days. bah.

krogothnx  Jul. 13, 2012 at 21:20

Update is finally.available! See y'all in the future.

Pondlife  Jul. 13, 2012 at 21:37

So how is the butter effect?

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