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Galaxy Nexus Gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update Starting Today

Update: Here’s a trick you can try to force update your Galaxy Nexus to Jelly Bean.

Here’s some great news for Galaxy Nexus owners today. Google has announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is available for your device starting today complete with all the great improvements that comes with it. So you can start checking your device for an update notification, if you don’t get it right away, give it a couple of days as Google servers typically rollout the update by batches.

Google say the Nexus S and the Motorola Xoom are up next to receive Jelly Bean later this month.

If you’re wondering which version — Yakju or Takju — gets the update first, our checks reveal that update for both versions are being deployed at the moment, so essentially, it makes not difference.

With Jelly Bean, you get a smoother and more fluid interface, much improved expandable and actionable notifications, smart icons and widgets that move out of the way and resize themselves when you’re rearranging your homescreen, as well as an improved keyboard that’s faster and more accurate. Jelly Bean also features a new user interface and faster Voice Search. Check out all the new features and improvements from Jelly Bean here.

The improvement that we’re most curious about is Google Now – Google’s response to Apple’s Siri. Judging by what we’ve seen in videos so far, Google Now is something definitely worth looking forward to but the question that still needs answering is how great is the local support for the feature.

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If you’ve already gotten Jelly Bean loaded on your Galaxy Nexus, let us know what you think about Google Now and the new OS overall in the comments section.

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