Vodafone pushing Jelly Bean to Nexus S after false start

Vodafone has announced that the Jelly Bean update for its customers with the Google Nexus S is rolling out now as an over-the-air update.

Vodafone has announced that the Jelly Bean update for its customers with the Google Nexus S is rolling out now as an over-the-air update.

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The new firmware had been scheduled for release three weeks ago, but was delayed due to concerns that the build of Jelly Bean, which had been ready in July, didn't comply with Australia's emergency calling requirements.

The Nexus S will be the first phone in Australia to receive the update of the latest version of Android, and we expect that this will be followed shortly with an update for the Galaxy Nexus. Samsung and HTC are also rumoured to be close to releasing an update for recently released handsets, with the Galaxy S III tipped to enjoy Jelly Bean first and with Telstra expecting the delivery of Android 4.1 for the HTC One XL shortly.

The Jelly Bean update is primarily a performance update, with more of the system hardware accelerated than previously. The update will also include a new feature called Google Now, which attempts to learn about each user and deliver information like weather, traffic, navigation, lifestyle tips and sports results, without the users requesting them.

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