Jelly Bean arrives for Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus

September 21, 2012

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For those of you patiently waiting for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to arrive on your Galaxy Nexus over Verizon's network (some more patient than others), you will be pleased to know that it's finally happening. We got word today that Verizon has been rolling out the latest Android OS out to its LTE Galaxy Nexus owners.

The Jelly Bean update is detailed in a PDF document from Verizon, which mostly just gives you a rundown of all the new features you'll be getting, like Google Now, improved notifications, a much smoother UI, and a smarter keyboard.

It's hard to believe it's taken this long for Jelly Bean to arrive on Verizon's Galaxy Nexus. To have it take two months for Google's latest mobile OS to arrive on its own flagship phone is beyond us. I'm sure Verizon had its reasons, and we're glad Jelly Bean is finally here, but that doesn't mean we're not still scornfully gazing at Verizon.

Then again, those with the guts to root their GNex have probably already been playing around with Jelly Bean ever since CyanogenMod 10 came out last month. But finally VZW Galaxy Nexus owners are greeted with an official update. From this day forward, here's to a new and improved Android experience that will last a lifetime (or until the next Android update comes out, for which we'll be back to waiting a few months again). Verizon warns that it's a "WiFi only download," so be sure you're not out and about when you decide to hit the update button.

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[via SlashGear]

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  • why do you say it’s that hard to believe? you’re talking Verizon, so the only thing hard to believe is that it has arrived before 2013.

  • The worst part is that I have to flash my phone back to stock in order to download the official update :-/ Womp womp.

    • Evan

      I DID unroot my phone, relock the bootloader, and went back to stock. Still, no update. HULK SMASH!

      • Evan

        Never mind, got it this morning. Sweet!

  • I can’t begin to describe how happy this makes me. I’ve been playing with Jelly Bean on a friend’s Nexus 7 lately, and I was very unhappy about the delays.

  • Has anyone actually received the update

    • Yes it’s rolling out now. Must be over WiFi to get it though. They don’t want you using their precious data

  • I’m on WiFi but no update :'(

  • Its been almost two weeks i have it in my Samsung Galaxy Nexus here in Norway and i have problem opening my Gallery (Main Folder). It closes automatically 🙁

  • Shannon

    Amazingly when I checked this am I had update. Have phone on cdma/lte and hasnt dropped signal once! Had a glitch where phone was going directly to voice mail but figured that was because this phone before update dropped signal in lte every few servings. Phone working now and Google Now is amazing! Love my Galaxy Nexus!

  • Gabe

    Just received the 4.1.1 update, but now have a problem with my text mess music, If I am in the middle of texting and the person text me again I cannot get the music to stop unless I shut phone off. it funny if I get three before I send and I hear the same song overplaying each other. Any idea if there is a fix for this?

  • RacerCG

    Does anyone know what clock/weather widget that is in the photo at the top of the article?