Android Jelly Bean is sweet

I got an over-the-air update to my Nexus Galaxy last night, and I'm now running version 4.1 of Android, AKA Jelly Bean. My preliminary impression: holy shit, this is awesome. Fast! Like a time-lapse of my old phone with all the waiting edited out. Haven't tried the voice-search yet, but I will.

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  1. I updated my Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ to JB when it was leaked. It’s fast. Butter UI is subtle and amazing.  Google Now is mind blowing and the design changes to the overall UI are beautiful.  It’s amazing to think that a year and a half ago most of us were using, and happy with, Froyo. What a clunker that OS was in comparison.

  2. Jealous as well. Damn Droid 4. That’s what I get for being a hardware keyboard addict.

  3. I am extremely jealous. Apparently my phone is “currently up to date”. Lies. 

    Would it kill them to give you a “Rollout in progress, expect an update at X time” notification after you’ve pressed the button a few hundred times?

    1. 1. Clear Data from Google Services Framework Data2. Go to Software updates (note that time has reset to 1969–Groovy)3. Click Check for updates. If the update is available, it will be pulled down.
      Also this is just for the GSM version of the device, not either of the CDMA devices.

  4. Hm, just got an HTC One X / AT&T – should I expect it to be upgraded for me or does AT&T not do that?  I’m new to smartphones.  Jelly bean looks pretty nice though.  I hear they really worked on the voice stuff.

    1. HTC and AT&T will update…eventually. Give them a couple months. Should be faster as going from ICS to JB should be easier than going from GB to ICS.

    2. This device is not a Nexus device so the update will have to be sent out either by the carrier (AT&T) or by the manufacturer (HTC) before it will show up. That is a relatively recent phone, so it should not take too long to get it upgraded.

  5. Any word on when the CDMA/LTE (Sprint) Nexi will be getting the update? The wait is killing me!

    1. Sprint is not part of the AOSP so it might be a while. VZW was just let back in, so I am hopeful that it will come quickly to my device.

  6. I’ve been sort of obsessively pressing “check for update” since I saw this post today.  I just got the notification.  It’s stupid to be this excited about a piece of software.  I guess I’m stupid.  :-)

    1. 1. Clear Data from Google Services Framework Data
      2. Go to Software updates (note that time has reset to 1969–Groovy)
      3. Click Check for updates. If the update is available, it will be pulled down.

      Pass the word on to others.

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