Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Google Nexus S and Motorola Xoom owners can schedule an update to the just-unveiled Jelly Bean version of Android next month, Google has announced.
The search giant confirmed plans to roll out Android 4.1 to its own-branded handset, its recent collaboration with Samsung and Moto’s tablet from mid-July at yesterday’s Google I/O event.
It’s thought that the update will hit unlocked versions of the phones bought SIM free and off-contract first.
However, because the Google Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus run the unadorned, vanilla version of Android, there’s nothing to stop it landing on network-branded phones at the same time. On paper at least.
Features Jelly Bean brings to Android phones include the Chrome browser, as well as Google Now, which allows users to conduct web searches using spoken commands.
The revamped operating system also adds an all-new, much more functional notifications bar and offers extra scope for customising the layout of phones through allowing users to resize widgets in order squeeze more onto screens.