With Google recently unveiling Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the latest iteration of its mobile operating system, it is only expected that Google developer devices like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be first in line in receiving the update to Jelly Bean. In fact, the current Google flagship device already received its tasty treat of the operating system while its predecessor, the Google Nexus S is reportedly about to get its own Jelly Bean dessert.
According to news reports yesterday, the Aussie version of the Google Nexus S from Vodafone Australia is slated to get upgraded to Jelly Bean today. In fact, the wireless provider already announced that the Jelly Bean update for the Google Nexus S is scheduled to hit the airwaves at exactly 1:00 pm AEST. In addition to that, a separate announcement from SFR, a carrier in France also announced that it’s all systems go for the update.
However, just today, Vodafone Australia came out with the news that the impending Jelly Bean update for the Google Nexus S has been pulled. The delay of the rollout of the update is said to be due to a software issue and the said software did not meet all the Australian regulatory requirements associated with emergency calls. The carrier further announced that no further information is available at the moment as to when the rollout will resume.
As to be expected, users of the Google Nexus S from down under are disappointed with the news that they have to wait some more before their handsets get cranked up to Jelly Bean but requirements are requirements. At the very least, Vodafone Australia was as transparent as it can get with regard to the matter and gave the actual, specific reason for the delay to its subscribers.
As for the Jelly Bean update announced by SFR in the European continent, there has been no word from France as of yet if the rollout will go as planned but seeing that this issue applies only to the Aussie version of the handset, there is still a big chance that French users of the Google Nexus S will get to see their handsets make the jump to Jelly Bean for that matter.
As for the Google Nexus S, this is the predecessor of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and is already an aging device by smartphone standards. Its internals is almost similar to the original Samsung Galaxy S with the circuitry of the once Google flagship handset built around a Hummingbird chipset with a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor and 512 MB of RAM under the hood. The storage space of the handset is pegged at 16GB but sad to say, there is no option to further beef this up. Its display on the other hand is a 4.0-inch SuperAMOLED panel with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels while its camera department is comprised of a rear-facing 5MP shooter and a front-facing VGA snapper.