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Sprint Galaxy Nexus Gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update Today

Even though the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Sprint Galaxy Nexus 4G was supposed to roll out sometime last week, the US-based carrier has confirmed today that the firmware update is now available for its customers.

As you probably know, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the latest version of the mobile operating system developed by the Mountain View-based search engine giant Google. Even though Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was supposed to be a minor update for Android Ice Cream Sandwich, the new firmware version packs so many goodies that all the Android enthusiasts are having wet dreams about it.

The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update was announced in June 2012 at Google I/O conference and Nexus 7 was the first device to come pre-loaded with it. Back then Google announced that the first smartphones that will receive the new firmware update will be Nexus S, Google Nexus and Motorola Xoom. That’s what it actually happened, but due to the limitations of the variants developed for carriers, it took a bit longer for the update to arrive on certain devices.

Therefore, as of today you will be able to install the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus 4G and enjoy all the goodies that come along with the new firmware version.

Thanks to the Project Butter once you update your Sprint Galaxy Nexus 4G to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean your smartphone will run buttery smooth, courtesy of the triple buffering technology and because the graphic processor can work in parallel with the CPU, resulting in faster reaction speeds.

The Google team have figured out that customizing your homescreens with new icons and widgets is not as intuitive as it should be, therefore Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes with a new auto-arranging algorithm for the widgets. The icons will move out of the widget’s way and if it’s not enough room on the homescreen the widget will be automatically resized.

The Notification system was also improved in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, while Google Now is there to teach Apple’s Siri a lesson. If you’d ask me, the expandable notifications system in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the coolest thing I’ve seen on a smartphone lately and Google Now can provide you tons of information which razor sharp voice-to-text accuracy.

The new keyboard in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes with improved word prediction, which is almost as good the popular SwiftKey. Moreover the voice dictation doesn’t require an internet connection anymore.

Returning to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Sprint Galaxy Nexus 4G, you should know that since it will come Over the Air, you won’t have to connect your smartphone to KIES. If you haven’t received the notification yet, you should check it manually by heading to Settings > About device > Software Update. So, have you received the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for your Galaxy Nexus 4G yet?