Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” Update Rolling out to Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ Devices

Amidst lots of other exciting announcements at its I/O conference last month, Google unveiled Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS. Now, the update is rolling out, and the first hardware to taste it will be Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ devices.

(It makes sense; it’s hard to say how much longer the Galaxy devices will be sold in the U.S., thanks to Apple’s patent suit.) You can currently snag a Galaxy Nexus on the Google Play Store for $349 unlocked, and it will run on AT&T and T-Mobile networks.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Jelly Bean isn’t a revolutionary update, but there are some strong enhancements, including some performance tweaks, interface and usability upgrades, overhauled search functionality, offline voice typing, and the overly-helpful Google Now feature.

Look for Jelly Bean to hit other Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Motorola Xoom and Nexus 7 devices next.