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UPDATED: Vodafone Rolling Out Jelly Bean For The Nexus S On July 19th

Eric McBride


Galaxy Nexus owners have already started receiving the update to Android Jelly Bean, but with all the buzz surrounding the update to Android 4.1, where’s the Nexus S love? Well, Vodafone customers that happen to have a Nexus S can do a backflip and a small shuffle, as Vodafone has confirmed that the Jelly Bean update for the Nexus S will start rolling out on July 19th. In case you didn’t notice, that’s TOMORROW (**update at the bottom**)

Vodafone announced the update would begin rolling out on their blog page, and even went as far as to state what time the update would start:

If you have a look below the Nexus S notes, you can see that the Galaxy Nexus 4.1 update still has to be submitted to Vodafone, meaning that the Nexus S will receive the 4.1 update before Google’s most current Galaxy Nexus device, which is pretty odd when you think about it. That being said, I can’t imagine that it should take Vodafone much longer to roll out the update for the Galaxy Nexus, and would expect to see it relatively soon (don't quote me on that though :-D).

It seems that Jelly Bean updates for Nexus devices are in full swing, and hopefully it won’t be long before non Nexus devices start receiving the updates. And for those with non Nexus devices who don’t feel like waiting for the update, there are alternatives for getting it on your device sooner.

So, to all the Vodafone users who are about to receive the update, enjoy Android Jelly Bean!

**UPDATE** The update has apparently been delayed due to software issues. Here's a statement from Vodafone Australia:

"We’ve just been advised that due to a software issue, the roll-out the of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to Vodafone Australia customers has been delayed. It’s been advised the software currently does not meet all the Australian regulatory requirements related to emergency calls. At this stage, we don’t have any further information on when the roll-out will resume, but as soon as we do, we’ll let you know here on the blog. We thank you for your understanding and appreciate your patience at this time".

Picture credits: www.techethon.com

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  • sejfulah691 Jul 18, 2012 Link


  • Ibraheem Satti Jul 18, 2012 Link

    does that mean google started rolling out the update for the nexus s... or is it 2mrow too??

  • Eric McBride Jul 18, 2012 Link

    For the unlocked version of the Nexus S? I ll see what I can find out!

  • Ibraheem Satti Jul 18, 2012 Link

    thanks :)

  • Eric McBride Jul 18, 2012 Link

    Google says the Nexus S and Motorola Xoom are next in line for the JB update, but haven't gave an exact day yet. I would imagine its soon though!

  • Ibraheem Satti Jul 18, 2012 Link

    yeah i read that too..... but if u read the status column above beside the nexus s
    u will see that they wrote the update will be rolled out by Google so maybe the unlocked version will get it too right???

  • Eric McBride Jul 18, 2012 Link

    That's what some are reporting, but unfortunately I can't confirm it 100% :-(

  • Ibraheem Satti Jul 18, 2012 Link

    thanks for the help man :)

  • Eric McBride Jul 18, 2012 Link

    Anytime bro! :-)

  • Joni Jul 19, 2012 Link

    That Vodafone update was delayed because some emergency call issues.

  • Eric McBride Jul 19, 2012 Link

    That delay, to my knowledge, is only for Vodafone Australia:

    "According to the carrier's official blog, the update has been delayed because Android 4.1 "does not meet all Australian regulatory requirements related to emergency calls."....Engadget