Sep 6th, 2012

We heard yesterday that Sprint had plans to launch Jelly Bean for their Nexus S 4G and Galaxy Nexus today, and sure enough Sprint’s support site says users should start seeing it.

But we haven’t been particularly overwhelmed by reports that users have received the upgrade. Regardless, Sprint’s support site says so and they haven’t been quick to take it down. Take a look at the tons of different changes you can expect:

  • 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.

We don’t have any Sprint Nexus devices on hand to test, but if you would like to keep us updated in the comments section below I’m sure the whole community would appreciate it. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

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