1. ash1348's Avatar
    I am reading the Engadget Google I/O live blog and they just said JB OTA is coming to Nexus Prime and Nexus S in July. I wonder if Sprint Nexus S will get the update as well. Anyone?
    06-27-2012 12:15 PM
  2. GeekGie's Avatar
    Nope, it would be nice but Sprint has to tailor it to their network before it's pushed as an OTA. Look how long 4.0.4 was before we got it. For the people who root I'd expect a Jellybean build by early August.
    06-27-2012 12:18 PM
  3. j_grouchy's Avatar
    I am reading the Engadget Google I/O live blog and they just said JB OTA is coming to Nexus Prime and Nexus S in July. I wonder if Sprint Nexus S will get the update as well. Anyone?
    Based on our OTA history...I'm assuming we'll have to wait a couple months past that time.
    06-27-2012 12:18 PM
  4. Ryuuie's Avatar
    It'll probably be around September or October.

    ....You know, around when the new Nexus phone and new iPhone will launch.

    Oh well, such is the nature of a CDMA device on a CDMA carrier.

    Galaxy Nexus owners will be hit by this too (Verizon and Sprint) so we won't be alone. :P
    06-27-2012 01:30 PM
  5. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Galaxy Nexus owners will be hit by this too (Verizon and Sprint) so we won't be alone. :P
    I know this is silly...but now I want to hold my upgrade until a Jellybean device gets released. Ah well...maybe the next Nexus device will be on Sprint and I can experience the frustration all over again!
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    06-27-2012 01:56 PM
  6. Ryuuie's Avatar
    I know this is silly...but now I want to hold my upgrade until a Jellybean device gets released. Ah well...maybe the next Nexus device will be on Sprint and I can experience the frustration all over again!
    I just want T-Mobile to work where I live. I'd go on AT&T but...no.

    I'd grab a GSM Nexus from the Play Store right now if I knew I could actually use it as a phone. :/
    06-27-2012 03:03 PM
  7. j_grouchy's Avatar
    I just want T-Mobile to work where I live. I'd go on AT&T but...no.

    I'd grab a GSM Nexus from the Play Store right now if I knew I could actually use it as a phone. :/
    My wife and I are almost a year off on our upgrades...so in order to switch, I'd either have to wait until August of 2013 when hers is up or we'd just have to pay the ETF and move to AT&T (which is notoriously bad in my neck of the woods...which is ironically where the wireless division of AT&T is headquartered) because my wife is on iPhone.
    06-27-2012 03:12 PM
  8. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    Google announced it would be July for Nexus S, so who knows whether that includes the Nexus S 4G or not. It should since nothing's changed in the underlying structure of the OS that would affect the 4G radio, but knowing past debacles I wouldn't be surprised with a delay.
    06-27-2012 03:27 PM
  9. sizzle7's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm not setting my hopes high on that July release. I'll wait it out until the end of the year if anything lol

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Android Central Forums
    06-27-2012 08:48 PM
  10. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    The one thing to note is that he gave an actual date (month). last time it was just "within weeks"and soon.
    06-27-2012 09:48 PM
  11. Ryuuie's Avatar
    It's not so much the radio this time but the CDMA files to make the update work on our phones and Sprint's internal testing that we will have to wait for.

    Who knows, maybe the 4G radios and CDMA files took a week but their testing took quite a while.

    Realistically (and wishful thinking), if nothing breaks in the T-Mobile OTA, we SHOULD see the update sometime in August...wasn't it about a week or two after T-Mo got their update before we got ours?

    I'm more concerned with how Jelly Bean will run on the Nexus S after hearing how "Project Butter" will work. One thing is the CPU is kicked up to maximum when touch input is detected to help it seem smoother when you do things.

    Chrome and the default Browser already cause launcher redraws, as does anything else that's CPU intensive. We'll just have to see how it works when the whole OS is using all of the CPU just when you touch the screen.
    06-27-2012 10:00 PM
  12. derwin's Avatar
    If I remember correctly, back in February Google had dropped support for all Nexus devices that ran on CDMA networks, as the proprietary keys needed to lock into the CDMA baseband are not open-source. In Google's logic these phones are not fully open and therefore not supported by Google. This was one of many articles I found on the matter:

    Google ends full support for CDMA devices, including Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus | Android Community

    Even though this was back in February, an ICS update came out through Sprint regardless in April, so who knows what this means for 4.1 for us Nexus S 4G users. If it doesn't, I suppose I'll be installing a custom ROM again by the time one of them is created. I personally like to use stock ROMs.
    06-28-2012 12:09 AM
  13. erlara's Avatar
    Based on our OTA history...I'm assuming we'll have to wait a couple months past that time.
    My thoughts exactly!
    06-28-2012 01:49 AM
  14. Ryuuie's Avatar
    If I remember correctly, back in February Google had dropped support for all Nexus devices that ran on CDMA networks, as the proprietary keys needed to lock into the CDMA baseband are not open-source. In Google's logic these phones are not fully open and therefore not supported by Google. This was one of many articles I found on the matter:

    Google ends full support for CDMA devices, including Verizons Galaxy Nexus | Android Community

    Even though this was back in February, an ICS update came out through Sprint regardless in April, so who knows what this means for 4.1 for us Nexus S 4G users. If it doesn't, I suppose I'll be installing a custom ROM again by the time one of them is created. I personally like to use stock ROMs.
    You're not remembering correctly. Google didn't "drop support" for anything. They just won't be handling the updates for CDMA devices. They'll create them but it will be up to the carrier (Sprint and Verizon) to test it and give it to us.

    Previously, Google would test and push it out, but no longer because they had to wait for the carriers to give the CDMA files to them. This is against AOSP because, as you said, the files are not open source.

    So we WILL receive this update and there's no reason why we shouldn't. However, it will take longer. Sprint really can't afford to lose customers if they deny the update so it would be in their best interest to give us the update and not withhold.
    06-28-2012 03:19 AM
  15. Dillon007's Avatar
    I was going for the Galaxy S3 but 4th quarter for update. Guess I'll be waiting to update also.
    07-03-2012 04:59 PM
  16. Ryuuie's Avatar
    Since this is up there, I'mma just say to ignore the previous posts I made about Sprint updating our devices. :P

    Nexus S 4G is back to being an AOSP device now which means we have a much higher chance of seeing the update this month than next.
    07-03-2012 05:05 PM
  17. docgoat1987's Avatar
    Awesome I hope so

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Android Central Forums
    07-03-2012 07:14 PM
  18. Shirke's Avatar
    I dont think VZW will take as long this time with JB update like they did with 4.0.4 but Verizon has to do all their test first. I think we will see this on the nexus in mid-Sep.
    I'm excited to get jelly bean in my two Gnex
    07-03-2012 07:23 PM
  19. thisizsic's Avatar
    gah. i hate how a main selling point for this phone is that we would get updates from google fast. but with cdma it takes forever.
    07-04-2012 01:20 AM
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