Google Delivering Jelly Bean to HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus
Google today announced that it is now pushing the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update en masse to the HSPA+ variant of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Google said that Galaxy Nexus owners can expect their device to update within the next few days, and they will be alerted when the update is available. Google expects to deliver Jelly Bean to the Nexus S and Motorola Xoom later this month. Android 4.1 includes significantly improved user interface performance, Google Now, and a range of other tweaks.
Hands-On: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
The latest version of Android offers a lot of performance upgrades and some new whiz-bang features. Phone Scoop takes it for a spin on the Galaxy Nexus.
Review: Samsung Nexus S
The Samsung Nexus S offers a pure Google experience on a slick Android phone. There's no carrier apps, no interface tweaks, but is there enough to satisfy buyers?
Swype and Sprint Giving Nexus S Owners an Exclusive
Swype and Sprint today announced that owners of the Samsung Nexus S will be the first to have access to a new version of Swype's Android keyboard starting today. In addition to a newly revised version of the Swype keyboard, the update includes a custom skin, tap correction, horizontal word choice list, personal dictionary management, and shortcut gestures to perform actions such as select all, or launch Google Maps or Twitter.
Adobe Flash for Android 4.0 Arriving Late 2011
Google confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, does not ship with Adobe's Flash Player for Mobile. Flash is not preloaded on the Galaxy Nexus, and is not available for download from the Android Market to the Galaxy Nexus.
Android 4.0 Supports Mass Storage, But Galaxy Nexus Won't
According to Google, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich does support USB Mass Storage mode for external storage, but not for internal memory. The reason for this is because all systems running Android 3.0 and up unify how they see internal memory (meaning no longer separate memory for media storage and for applications).
Samsung Nexus S
4" display 480 x 800 pixels
Samsung Hummingbird Cortex A8 processor
1,500 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC