At yesterday’s Google I/O keynote all in attendance were given a shiny new Galaxy Nexus handset among other goodies and a promise that the phone would be hit with an over-the-air update to a developer preview of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean shortly after booting up. That preview has now been ripped from the phone and published for all interested parties to take a look at.
The software is perfectly compatible with the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus, but it will also apparently work with Verizon’s version sans LTE support. To install the leak requires that a device be rooted, though other versions that are making the rounds can apparently be flashed on stock handsets (provided they are running Ice Cream Sandwich build IMM330D).
This Android 4.1 leak is hardly surprising. Given that the phone was in the hands of a few thousand devs it would have been bigger news if the Jelly Bean preview didn’t leak.