Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Software update comes to SIM-free Galaxy Nexus smartphones

Samsung Galaxy Nexus owners can now update their smartphone to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Our SIM-free Galaxy Nexus in the PC Advisor office has received the update bringing the device to the latest version of Android. The download is 149.9MB but users with handsets attached to a mobile operator may have to wait longer for the upgrade. See also: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) review.

The notification reads: "This software update will upgrade your Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which improves performance and responsiveness system wide."

As well as a slicker interface, as is found on the Nexus 7 tablet, it gives access to Google Now, the firm's new intuitive form of search. Dictation can be used offline if desired and notifications can be expanded to show more information and contain buttons.

Google said the Nexus S and Motorola Xoom will be the other devices to first get the update to 4.1 Jelly Bean. If you don't automatically get notified about the update you can check manually. See also: How to manually upgrade an Android smartphone or tablet.

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