Yesterday it was the source code, today it’s the over-the-air Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update that’s being pushed out to the international/HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus which should show up on yours any day now. Jelly Bean brings with it vastly improved performance and smoothness, an improved search experience with Google Now and a whole lot of other features that can’t be covered in this post. And don’t worry if you don’t have a HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus, the rest of the Nexus family including the other Galaxy Nexus version, the Nexus S and Motorola Xoom will receive the update in the coming weeks.
One thing to note, as confirmed by a Google spokesperson’s statement to The Verge is that Jelly Bean does not include the update to the universal, local and online search function that Apple has disputed over with Samsung. The feature allows users to retrieve results for search terms both on the device and online. Samsung’s phones have already started receiving the update for Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. The last thing to wait for is also the factory images for Jelly Bean which provides a fallback for those out there that are into custom ROM flashing.