Google has confirmed that it is rolling out the Android 4.1: Jelly Bean update to Nexus S owners on Friday night.

"We've started rolling out Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, to Nexus S phones on a number of carriers with more to come. Enjoy!"

That's the latest from the official Google Nexus Twitter account and means that the Nexus S joins the Galaxy Nexus in becoming the second smartphone to get the update. 

The news comes as HTC confirmed its One Series smartphones would also be getting the update, however the company has yet to detail when that will be. 

The Google Nexus S was released in 2010 and, as promised at the time, has kept up with Android release updates. In October 2011 it got Ice Cream Sandwich shortly after Google announced the new OS in Hong Kong. 

Nexus S customers will no doubt be pleased that their handset is getting the latest Android updates once again, ahead of more recent phones from Motorola, Sony, HTC, LG, and even Samsung.