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Jelly Bean update officially rolled out for Nexus S

July 21, 2012

Following the Android 4.1.1 update that several owners of the Nexus S received a day ago, it looks like we can officially start the Jelly Bean party for Nexus S. The update rollout for Android’s latest, greatest and smoothest OS has been announced by Google on its Plus page and Twitter account.

The Jelly Bean update should be heading to Nexus S phones on various carriers. The list isn’t that comprehensive yet, but it’s definitely a good start. Those who own the Nexus S on T-Mobile, H3G, O2, Rogers Wireless, and Vodafone in “most countries” can expect their handsets to make the jump to Jelly Bean anytime now.

Similar to what we reported yesterday, the OTA update – once installed – will bring the firmware build of your Nexus S up to JRO03E. Lots of buttery goodies to be found, but you’re likely to be taken aback (in a good way) the most by the smoothness of the new OS. Other notable new features include Google Now, and offline voice typing.

Before you accept the OTA update, make sure that you’re still on a stock ROM. If you want to skip the waiting game, you can head to this thread at XDA to download and apply the OTA file yourself.