Vodafone Nexus S should receive Jelly Bean update tomorrow

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Vodafone's update blog has released the timing for the first Australian phone to receive the Android Jelly Bean update via a telco, with the Nexus S scheduled to receive the update over-the-air from 1pm on 19 July.

This update will advance the Nexus S to Android firmware version 4.1, from its current 4.0.4 firmware. Customers with a Nexus S should see a speed improvement, according to Google's Jelly Bean changelog, plus new features like Google Now.

On the blog, the telco also stated that the Galaxy Nexus will also receive the update shortly, with the message: "Manufacturer preparing update for submission to Vodafone, for testing", which was listed in the table beside the newer Nexus phone.

The Nexus branded handsets, designed by Google, are the only phones listed to receive the update so far. Many of the other models waiting on updates will be advanced to Android Ice Cream Sandwich, which debuted at the end of 2011.

Do you use the Nexus S? We'd love to know how close to 1pm you receive the update notification.

Update (4:40pm): We've just received from Vodafone saying that the update has been temporarily delayed and that the Vodafone team is waiting for new information from Google about when the update will go ahead.

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Will1505 posted a comment   

THE UPDATE HAS BEEN HALTED BY GOOGLE AT THIS TIME, sorry guys

 

Horrorendous posted a comment   
Australia

I have a Vodafone Nexus S and I still haven't received a notification for the Jelly Bean update.

 

SherlyH posted a comment   
Australia

i got the nexus s, bought it from voda, but currently using an optus sim. is my phone gonna get the jelly bean update??

 

cftbla posted a reply   

Yes, 100%. It really has nothing to do with Vodafone - they have no software on the phone.

 

cftbla posted a comment   

Just in time for mine to be sent away for repair. Great.
Still, much love for Google.
Using it on Optus just adds icing to that sweet, subsidised cake.

 

MichaelM14 posted a comment   

Does anyone know when the Telstra Galaxy S2 will get the Jelly Bean update?

 

Will1505 posted a reply   

i would guess at least a 6 month wait seeing as samsung hasn't even announced that there will be an update for it and because telstra doesn't use the international version either

 

Dunners posted a reply   
Australia

The Galaxy S2 4G (the Telstra one) should be receiving it's ICS update in September. (Telstra's prediction at the time of writing)

Seeing as that’s only the ICS update Jelly Bean is almost guaranteed to be next year.




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