Yesterday, our friend PJ Joanino tweeted me about an exciting development on his beloved Nexus S smartphone.
Thankfully, Google hasn't forgotten about its very own handset from late-2010-early-2011 when it comes to firmware upgrades. Nexus S owners across the planet are now starting to receive over-the-air Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update notification. If you own a unit, you can also manually check for the upgrade by going to the Settings, About Phone, then Check for Software Update.
The whole thing weighs around 114.4 MB.
And it even comes with a short description of what Jelly Bean will bring. Ain't that neat?
"This software update will upgrade your Nexus S to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which improves performance and responsiveness system wide. Press the search key from anywhere to search on Google and get suggestions from Google Now. Organize your home screens easily even when they're packed with apps and widgets. Expand notifications with a pinch to get more info and take action. [...]"
As featured on TechPinas last year, Google Nexus S is an Android smartphone co-developed by Google and Samsung and eventually manufactured by Korean Electronics giant, Samsung Electronics. Released in the US in December 2010, Nexus S was the very first smartphone to run the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system - best remembered for 'supposedly' extending uptime and for supporting video calling - and the first Android device to feature Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.