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Verizon makes it official, details the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Nexus

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Just a short while ago we mentioned that it looked like Verizon had begun rolling-out Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Nexus. And well, that has since been made official. If you have a Galaxy Nexus on Verizon — you may want to check your notifications. Well, that or head to Settings -> About phone -> System updates to get the process started. With that, the update is 146.6MB in size and has indeed arrived as Android 4.1.1 with build number JRO03O. In terms of what you can expect, some of the new goodies will include Google Now as well as Voice Search, improved notifications and a smarter keyboard.

  • Google Now: Just the right information at just the right time. Get today’s weather before you start your day, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, when the next trail will arrive as you’re standing on the platform, or your favorite team’s score while they’re playing. Cards appear throughout the day automatically at the moment you need them.
  • Voice Search: Sometimes you’d rather just speak your search query. Or just ask a question. Android lets you search the web with your voice, and it’s convenient for getting quick answers on the fly. It speaks back to you and is powered by the Knowledge Graph, bringing you a precise answer if it knows it, and precisely ranked search results, so you can always find out more.
  • Notifications: Take action directly from the notifications panel. Send emails, return calls, share photos, and more. Notifications are expandable. Get an even deeper look into the things that matter most: scan multiple emails, see event details or full images, and more.
  • Smart Keyboard: More accurate, more relevant dictionaries Jelly Bean’s keyboard guesses the next word before you type it. Voice typing even works when you don’t have a data connection. Text-to-Speech capabilities have been improved.

Otherwise, the rest of the update breaks down as follows;

Additional Jelly Bean Enhancements:

  • Move between home screens with more intuitive graphics and silky-smooth transitions.
  • More reactive and uniform touch responses.
  • Personalize your home screen easily by placing widgets directly on the screen.
  • Widgets now resize automatically when they are too big.
  • Swipe over from camera to filmstrip view photos you just took, and quickly swipe away the ones you don’t like.
  • When Talkback is enabled, the “Explore by Touch tutorial” will be enabled.
  • When Talkback is “on”, new screen gesture “shortcuts” will be enabled.

Android Beam:

  • Easily share your photos and videos with other NFC capable devices running Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, with just a simple tap, in addition to sharing contacts, web pages, YouTube videos, directions, and apps.

Stability and Performance Improvements:

  • Users can now choose if pressing the power key will lock the device or not.
  • Proper structure order for folders within email in now available.
  • MMS messages sent to an Outlook E-mail address now have a file extension allowing the image to be opened.
  • Added Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) support.
  • Device is now updated with support for IPv6 web sites. Browse and view the latest web pages with this internet enhancement.

Via [Verizon Wireless]

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