Nexus S Jelly Bean Update for The Less Brave

Nexus S Jelly Bean Update for The Less Brave

We reported recently that if you’re brave you could go the XDA Developers and download a ported ROM to your Nexus S, but it was potentially buggy. Well, now the official update is rolling out over the air (OTA) to the less brave owners.


The vanilla flavour of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean will be pretty much identical to what we’ve seen on the Galaxy Nexus, including Google Now and enhanced notifications.

It’ll be interesting to see Jelly Bean running on a lower spec handset, meaning we’ll find out if ‘Project Butter’ (Google’s project aiming to make Android ‘buttery smooth’) will bring benefits to older phones.

The announcement was actually made by Vodafone Australia, but is understood to be worldwide. Having said that, I haven’t had mine update yet, so I can’t personally confirm this.

Have you had an OTA update to Jelly Bean on your Nexus S? Let us know in the comments below just how good it is.

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  • TechGuy

    I’m in the UK and no sign of it yet

  • Steve

    Not yet. Nexus S in UK

  • David Gray

    I’m in Chicago, IL., just swapped my SIM card from my Galaxy Nexus running 4.1.1 to my Nexus S running 4.0.4. Hoping to update my Nexus S so BOTH of my Nexis’ will be running that SWET SWEET Jelly Bean. Let me tell you this, Jelly Bean on my Galaxy Nexus made it like a whole new phone so I can’t wait to see how the Nexus S preforms on the new, BEST Android OS to hit the public in the history of Android. Hope everyone gets the update soon, you guys I can’t even explain in words how awesome 4.1.1 is.

    • Couldn’t agree more. Can’t wait to have it on my Nexus S as well as my GNex

  • Anonymous

    jb on original xoom tablet is great :-)

  • allmac

    just received my update in the uk