Sprint began rolling out Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G last week, but they've just announced that the update will continue. We already knew the OTA will come in waves, but it's a great way for Sprint to stay in the headlines during all of the other news this week. The bottom line: if you have a Nexus S 4G or a Galaxy Nexus and haven't received your update yet, hold tight, it's coming.
Once again, here are the improvements that come with the 4.1 update:
Upgrades phone operating system to Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
Smoother user interface
Enhanced Accessibility functions
Bi-directional text and other language support
User-installable keyboard maps
Ability to turn off notifications on an application specific basis
Shortcuts and widgets can automatically be re-arranged or re-sized to allow new items to fit on home screens
Android Beam – Use Android Beam to Bluetooth transfer data
Offline voice dictation
Improved voice search
Improved camera application
Google Wallet (for the Nexus 7)
High resolution Google+ contact photos
USB audio added for external sound Digital to Analog Conversion
Audio chaining also referred to as Gapless Playback. Gapless playback is the uninterrupted playback of consecutive audio tracks
Discontinuing support for Adobe Flash Player:
Adobe will not be certifying the Adobe Flash Player for Android Mobile devices that either release with or update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Devices that upgraded from Android 4.0 to Android 4.1, may exhibit unpredictable behavior, as it is not certified for use with Android 4.1. Adobe recommends uninstalling Flash Player on devices which have been upgraded to Android 4.1.