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Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus Latest Update: Jelly Bean Android 4.1 ? Something Else ?

by Mihai Matei on August 1, 2012


As mentioned some time ago, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus already received the freshly launched Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but as always – there’s a catch – and in fact only certain versions of the handset are eligible for updating at this point.

Verizon’s model however is standing by at the moment, with no JB update in sight. Fortunately when there is a will there is a way, and as explained in one of our previous entries, there are means to get Jelly Bean on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

Sprint on the other hand is pretty much in the same boat as Big Red and Sprint’s Nexus is still running Ice Cream Sandwich. However, Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus has recently received an update. Is it Jelly Bean? Is it a bug fixer? Both? Check back after the break for more details.

Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus Next Update: Jelly Bean Android 4.1 ? Something Else ?

Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus Next Update: Jelly Bean Android 4.1 ? Something Else ?

Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus Update

As we said above, the Galaxy Nexus at Sprint should receive an OTA update even as we speak. Unfortunately, same as it was with the latest Verizon update, there is nothing Jelly Bean related in there and it’s merely a new Ice Cream Sandwich software version that includes a few tweaks like a redesigned on-screen signal strength indicator, some changes to Wi-Fi and LTE settings and the addition of Sprint TV support.

That being said, in case you own Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus make sure you go to Settings > About phone > System updates, and check if you can download the new firmware.


As for when exactly will Sprint roll-out Jelly Bean on their Galaxy Nexus variant, it all remains to be seen. We already gave you our opinion on what to expect from Verizon’s Nexus, and if Sprint will follow in Big Red’s footsteps it really wouldn’t surprise us.

Stay tuned as we’ll keep you posted and in the meantime drop us a line if you’ve managed to update your Sprint GNex.

Thanks Android Central for the heads-up regarding Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus latest update.

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