With good grace I concede defeat, Vodafone has done what I thought impossible for any carrier, they have completed testing and will roll out the update for Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to Vodafone Nexus S handsets from 1pm tomorrow beating even Google to releasing the image on the Google Dev page. I will happily send a picture of myself wearing a Vodafone Speaks Android Lanyard out onto the web because that is just awesome. The Vodafone update blog advises the status of the rollout as :
Approved by Vodafone, roll out by Google scheduled for 1:00pm AEST, 19th July 2012. Keep an eye on our blog for further information.
I’m currently travelling, but as soon as I get the lanyard from Vodafone I will post a picture of myself in my Ausdroid hoodie wearing the Vodafone Speaks Android lanyard holding my Nexus S running Jelly Bean.
As a bonus to show that they are really good sports they will still be sending a Samsung GALAXY Mini 2 to us to review and give away to one of our lucky readers. Quite frankly I’m blown away by this and every single person reading this should be as well, I cannot state how awesome this is.
To Kieran, Vodafone and the software testing team, Congratulations on winning and thank you, Vodafone really does speak Android.
Update : Vodafone have just clarified that as usual this is a staggered release so be patient it will hit but it may take a few days.