Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus finally gets updated to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Something amazing has just happened. Verizon has announced that the update to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for its Samsung Galaxy Nexus variation will be rolling out starting today.

Sure, this may be a Nexus we’re talking about here, but apparently Verizon still gets to have its famous (and famously long-winded) test procedures applied in this case, as well as the absolute last word about anything that has to do with updates. So much for Google controlling the Nexus software experience. But this is nothing new if you own a Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, you’re probably used to the situation.

What you may not be used to is an actual update heading your way. But that’s exactly what’s happening. So if not today, then in the next few days your device will let you know that an update is out, and you can then download and install it.


You’ll finally get to enjoy software that other Nexus owners have had on their devices for around four months now. Things such as Photosphere, the new gesture keyboard, as well as lock screen widgets will be available to you once you apply this update.

As usual in such cases, the update will roll out gradually, so don’t panic if you don’t get it today or tomorrow. Just be patient, the wait’s almost over anyway.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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