Android 4.1 – Jellybean, finally rolling out to the Sprint Nexus Family
Well we thought Jelly Bean was rolling out to the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G on Sprint last week, but appears it is now officially rolling out. In fact I got the notification today for the update on my old Sprint Galaxy Nexus. It’s later than we thought, but Sprint still beat Verizon to it. By now you should know all the changes in Android 4.1, but just in case you don’t let’s go over them again.
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.
If you haven’t recieved the notification yet, go ahead and try pulling it down. Go into System Settings – About Phone – System Updates. It’s a pretty hefty update (I think you have to be on wifi to download it). Let us know once you receive the update.