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Android Jelly Bean Update Released For The Unlocked Galaxy Nexus

The Jelly Bean update starts rolling out to all unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus phones today.

Have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus that isn't running on Verizon or Sprint? Well good news! The update to Android Jelly Bean has started rolling out and should be hitting your phone in the next couple of days. The update brings with it Google Now, new notifications, and a much more responsive interface thanks to Project Butter.

In the Google+ post that announced this exciting bit of news, Google also mentioned that the Motorola Xoom, Nexus S, and other Galaxy Nexus phones (it presumably meant those running on Sprint and Verizon), were the next devices in line to receive the upgrade to Jelly Bean. The company also stated that the Nexus 7, which is shipping later this month, would be running the latest Android operating system--something which it had already announced at Google I/O last June.

Unfortunately, outside of the Nexus 7, Google didn't give a timeframe for when we could expect the update to become available to those other phones (and tablet). Hopefully it's sooner rather than later, but at least for now more people can enjoy the benefits of owning a Google developer device.

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