Updated: Jelly Bean now released for HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus devices

Google’s brand new Android revision, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) has just been released for all Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ devices. The release comes almost two weeks since the Jelly Bean demonstration shown at Google’s I/O conference.

Jelly Bean is an overall optimization and feature-packed Android revision, which looks more or less like Android 4.0 (Ice-cream Sandwich). Jelly Bean is now packed with Google Now, which is Google‘s revised answer to Apple’s Siri application. The build also sports Project Butter, a new way for the OS to run on hardware, with CPU, GPU and battery taken into consideration for maximum optimization – meaning very little to no lag or choppy animations.

Anyway, long story short, Jelly Bean for the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus means that only SIM-unlocked devices will be prompted for the update. Those with carriers shouldn’t be getting the treatment just yet, but shouldn’t have too long to wait either way. The Nexus S and Motorola Xoom may have to wait a little longer until Jelly Bean is officially available for them. However, if you are one of the lucky ones with a HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus, just simply go to Settings > About Phone > System updates to grab Jelly Bean for your device.

Update: A tutorial for manually getting Jelly Bean on the GSM carrier-locked Galaxy Nexus devices can be found here, courtesy of Android Police. If you can't see the update on your HSPA+ device still, here's is the direct link for it.

Thanks for the update, Still1.

Source: Google

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Got it, nice, seems they've fixed "Stay awake" from the I/O release (Presume other changes though not had time to really see).

no flash - no want.... there needs to be more HTML5 support or alternative that works before I would want this type of jump.

InsaneNutter said,
Got my OTA update this lunch time on my yakju device, just need to root again when i get home and im good.

Where are u live?

Feeling like a bit of a tool now buying a galaxy s2. We get one software update to 4.0 which is late as **** then we get told there will be no further support for the device as a result of the hardware not being up to scratch... A ridiculous accusation considering the hardware pretty much mimics that of the galaxy nexus (the graphics are in fact superior, are they not?) and even the nexus s is receiving the update, which sports a similar screen resolution... What a joke. If I'm to buy another android set in the future ill just stuck to the nexus line, there's no point in wasting time with the phone manufacturers screwing you over as a result of bloatware and skins, and taking 6 months to release an update

Tk1917 said,
Feeling like a bit of a tool now buying a galaxy s2. We get one software update to 4.0 which is late as **** then we get told there will be no further support for the device as a result of the hardware not being up to scratch... A ridiculous accusation considering the hardware pretty much mimics that of the galaxy nexus (the graphics are in fact superior, are they not?) and even the nexus s is receiving the update, which sports a similar screen resolution... What a joke. If I'm to buy another android set in the future ill just stuck to the nexus line, there's no point in wasting time with the phone manufacturers screwing you over as a result of bloatware and skins, and taking 6 months to release an update

It is the way for power users or people who dont want to flash roms, the average consumer will probably notice little difference between the two with skins like touch wiz and htc sense.

calimike said,
My friend said they got Android 4.1.1? have you see anywhere?

the 4.1 mentioned here is 4.1.1
so yes, your friend got the latest version JB.

simplezz said,
Nice to see key Android devices getting JB. That's a huge benefit of getting the Nexus line of devices.

Exactly. I use a Verizon Galaxy Nexus which is my daily driver and rooted. I also bought a Takju Galaxy Nexus which is not rooted. Best Android device for me still to this day.

Dang that was super fast! Way faster than my Windows Phone has received updates (though my Windows Phone is on T-Mobile and has to go through carriers)

Boz said,
Not out yet.. they started deploying.. it will be available to most over the next couple of days

Just got an update here as soon as I read Google's G+ post .

Boz said,
Not out yet.. they started deploying.. it will be available to most over the next couple of days

it being rolled out for GSM GNex and the rest of device following.

Damn cant wait to get it on my nexus S.. Nexus is the way to go for buying Android phones.

Zeikku said,

Just got an update here as soon as I read Google's G+ post .

You didn't grab the URL for the zip? Unless you were on the preview build..

still1 said,

it being rolled out for GSM GNex and the rest of device following..

Yup, and even then, it's just takju builds so far, hopefully yakju to follow shortly.