Google has begun pushing out the latest version of Android to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, bringing some very, very cool new features to the handset.
The staggered rollout process is set to be complete in the next few days, with Android 4.1 (A.K.A Jelly Bean) landing first on HSPA+ models of the Galaxy Nexus. Users will receive a prompt when the revamped OS is ready for download.
Along with a completely overhauled notifications bar, Jelly Bean’s chief USP is the addition of Google Now. Touted as a Siri-challenger, this brings advanced voice commands to Android phones to enable users to conduct searches and schedule appointments using speech alone.
It also combines location-based services with a card-based system not unlike Palm's much-missed webOS for storing search results to intelligently serve up germane information and notifications.
And rounding off the improvements is an all-new widgets system that makes it easier to customise homescreen layouts and a revamped keyboard for easier text input.
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