Nexus S Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Update Now Available

After rolling out the Android 4.1.1 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 7 last wee, Google has finally started rolling out the update for the  Nexus S. The update is being rolled out for the I9023 and I9020 variants of the Nexus S.

The Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update will bring a considerable improvement in the device performance thanks to ‘Project Butter’. Apart from this, the JB update will bring an enhanced notification bar, a new search experience – Google Now, improved keyboard with better predictions, and much more.

The Nexus S will be the first single-core phone to run Jelly Bean, so it will be interesting to see how Jelly Bean works on it, and whether Project Butter will be effective on the near 1.5 years old phone hardware or not.

If you own a carrier-branded version of the phone, the OTA update will take some time to show up. Owners of unlocked Nexus S should be getting the OTA update within the next few days.

Alternatively, Nexus S can download and install the update manually on your handset here.

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