Sprint support page says Jelly Bean for Nexus S 4G and Galaxy Nexus coming today — anyone pull it down yet?


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]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Just wondering if anyone got their update to JB on Sprint today? I would be really pissed if they did get it and Verizon is not doing the same.


    2. A bit late, but I did get JB after force-stopping & clearing data on the Google Framework a few times.

  2. still waiting lol

  3. I am jealous, I have a feeling I won’t see the offical JB update till November/December. Way to screw us over Verizon :(

  4. On the Sprint community forums a Sprint Employee posted this regarding the Nexus S 4g.

    “Jelly Bean update has started from Google Over The Air server and will be a slow roll out. Checking for an update will only work if your Nexus S has received the prompt to Install Now or Install Later. The Jelly Bean update will take little over a week to reach all Nexus S phones customers.”

    Haven’t gotten it yet or heard about anybody getting it yet :(

  5. I have a nexus s 4g and have not recieved the update as of 414 pm cst

  6. 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).

    That’s going to deter carriers and OEM”s from updating to JB. It’s one thing to sell new phones without flash but many people bought Android phones because they thought they could use it.

    1. You’re right, OEMs should stop upgrades so people can keep using Flash.

      1. Upgrades shouldn’t be downgrades.

        1. Take it up with Adobe.

    2. I use chrome, which doesn’t support flash anyways. It doesn’t bother me too much honestly.

      1. Likewise… not a huge deal to me at all

      2. I use Firefox. it supports plugins. But here is something I found

    3. It still works fine on 4.1 though…

    4. Flash works just fine in JB.

      1. On the GNex without any side loading business?

  7. wow! Verizon fails again. so sick of them

    1. My GSM GNex and Straight Talk sim are in the mail. Anybody wanna buy an LTE GNex?

      1. Is it sprint?

    2. Yea Verizon is garbage with updates on any phone, too bad they have the best coverage so I’m stuck with them. I never would have switched from AT&T and would have a Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ if I could get signal at my office in NYC.

  8. I am just waiting on HTC/Sprint to out Jelly Bean to the EVOlte.

    1. Oh you poor soul. I remember waiting for the update on the original Evo. The only good thing is that you might find good support from the XDA dev guys.

  9. Well so far …. no update. I hope I’m not getting teased ….

    … then again there was a trick with my Xoom to halt and restart a service to force it to recheck more aggressively … maybe I should try that …

    EDIT: i tried resetting the Google services framework which normally does the trick … no good here.

  10. still no update

  11. 6:12 est no update yet

  12. Nothing yet here in the Southeast. 6:30 PM. Benn Been checking for updates constantly for about 30 min.

  13. No update yet ='(

  14. Lol shame on Verizon , the fact that even sprint nexus gets JB before them is downright pitiful.

  15. Now that’s how you do an upgrade to the OS; apple take note! No its not cool to come out with a couple of features that have been around on other OSes and call it an “upgrade”

  16. No JB on my Nexus S as of 7:30 PM Central.

  17. NO update as of 10PM ET for my Spring Nexus S4G.

  18. they started rolling out thursday it takes about 24 ours for it to completely roll out and get to cellphones.

  19. I am assuming the default browser for Sprint will be Google Chrome. I know Google Chrome is supposed to be the default web browser for JB, but I have used both Google Chrome and the stock android browser with JB and the stock browser is far and away much smoother and faster than Chrome. Running the Vicious JB ROM the stock android browser was the default browser, but when I switched to Bugless Beast Chrome was the default browser. The difference was night and day. I side loaded the default browser into the Bugless beast ROM, so I could have it back. I just think people running stock will miss out on how well the browser can actually preform.

    1. I’m with you. I’ve twice installed, and uninstalled, Chrome on my ICS Nexus S. The stock browser is faster & smoother. I like it more than Chrome, especially with stock’s Labs features enabled.

      I want Chrome to be my default, but only if it works as well as Stock.

  20. Still nothing on my or my wife’s Galaxy Nexii – Cincinnati

  21. lies all lies

  22. Glad to see this covers all the Nexus S devices from 2010. My HTC phone from 2011 is still on Gingerbread. I would never buy or recommend a non-Nexus again.

  23. Friday 1:45pm… nothing yet. Florida.
    I use the default browser on the GNex for Sprint and I can not see anything with flash, this bother me a little bit.


  25. I just got it! Jelly Bean on my GNex! def running faster and better then that dam ICS!

  26. JB on my Sprint Galaxy Nexus… it is so…

  27. Sep 8 @ 2pm central and no update for my Nexus S 4g. Anyone w/ a Nexus S have it yet? Or are they pushing it to the GNex’s first?

  28. No jb on my nexus s 4g

  29. I still have not gotten an update on nexus s 4g

  30. 4:02est sprint galaxy nexus getting my jelly bean update right now

  31. project butter is insane with how smooth the homescreen operates

  32. live wallpapers actually smooth while browsing homescreen at last no lag lol

  33. Liking google now also

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