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Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon) Android 4.2: Release Date Just Around The Corner ?

by Mihai Matei on March 4, 2013

Verizon About To Release The Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2 Update?


In case you’ve been following us during the past week or so, you should already be aware that, a few days ago, Verizon has teased us on Twitter in regards to a new update that should “soon” arrive on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. At that time, the carrier hasn’t really revealed any details regarding what this update might be, whether or not it will be Android 4.2, or when exactly we might get it.

Fortunately though, we now have more answers (sort of) regarding the matter. Join us after the break for details.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon) Android 4.2: Release Date Just Around The Corner ?

Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon) Android 4.2: Release Date Just Around The Corner ?

Samsung Galaxy Nexus at Verizon – Android 4.2

As mentioned before, the GNex at Verizon is four updates behind the unlocked model, and with that in mind, we’re really hoping that the next software update delivered by the carrier will bring the handset up to version Android 4.2.2.

The good news however, is that according to the latest reports, Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus might receive Android version 4.2.2 sooner rather than later, as the latest Jelly Bean iteration has now rolled-out to certain Verizon testers. Call it a soak-test if you wish.


This particular release is build JDQ39 and in case you’re wondering what goodies brings to the table, the changelog includes updated radios, lock screen widgets, photosphere, quick settings and more.

All in all, we still don’t have an exact roll-out date in sight, but it’s logical to assume that if this soak-test goes well, the official OTA release should not be too far away. Nonetheless, Verizon’s decisions oftentimes defy logic, so I’d suggest we play it safe and don’t get our hopes up just yet. We’ll keep you posted as soon as the story develops so stay tuned.

Thanks Android Police for the heads-up regarding the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon) Android 4.2 update.

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