CDMA-based Nexuses (Nexii?) tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to timely updates. The promise of the Nexus is that you'll always have the latest Android experience just the way Google imagines it. While the international version of the Galaxy Nexus has had Jelly Bean for a while, Sprint's been left in the cold. Until, tomorrow, September 6th, if Android Central's source is correct.
Here's the email that a tipster sent in:
To Sprint Business Sales
September 5, 2012
Software updates for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (L700) and Nexus S 4G will be available beginning Thursday, 9.6.12. Galaxy Nexus Software Version: FH05 Nexus S Software Version: JRO03R Software updates will be pushed to all handsets via Google. Customers cannot initiate a download on their own.
Upgrades Device Operating System to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Fastest and smoothest version of Android released Better search experience Expandable, actionable notifications A smarter keyboard And more!
The alleged email indicates that the Galaxy Nexus will receive an update to build FH05, while the Nexus S will receive build JRO03R. The update will rollout OTA, and users won't be able to start it themselves. So, in other words, it's exactly like every other OTA update you've ever experienced.
We've reached out to our own sources to get independent confirmation but haven't heard back at the time of writing. Once we do, we'll update with any new information we receive.
Source: Android Community