Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.2 update is real, hits test devices

March 4, 2013
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Last week reports surfaced from Verizon's official Twitter account that an update for the Galaxy Nexus was in the works and coming soon. Like many of you, we were extremely skeptical considering the device is four updates behind the rest of the Nexus family. Today though, it looks to be real as the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus has apparently begun rolling out to beta testers.

We were wondering when the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon would get Android 4.2, and if so, would it even be the latest. Now though, Droid-Life has received confirmation that not only is the update real and coming soon but users will be updated to the absolute latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. That isn't all either because there's also a brand new radio on board. Hopefully we'll be getting some better 4G LTE post update.

Verizon's Twitter account said the update was "coming soon" and I was certainly not about to hold my breath considering how long it's been since we've received an update. If this ends up accurate, and Verizon can actually get it out in a timely manner and not dilly daddle, we'll be enjoying the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean soon enough.

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The image above comes from XDA member El Madhatter, who has been the source for early Verizon Gnex updates in the past, so this is looking pretty good for you Verizon users right about now. He reports the new radios seem to be working quite well but we'll have to wait until this arrives for more users. All you Verizon users get ready for Photosphere features, lockscreen widgets, and everything else that Android 4.2 has to offer. If the testing phase goes well we could be seeing this roll out in the next few days. We'll report back when we hear more or get a zip you can flash yourself.

[via XDA Developers]


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  • KrautSauce

    I hope all this time waiting around for this update is directly related to verizon improving the radio firmware. I at least need to get through an ENTIRE day with the extended battery. My note two lasts days with a quad core processor, 2 gigs of ram, and a 5.5″ display. The battery is 1000 mah larger but still.

  • Jeff

    Sad, the 4.2 update has been great on my VZW GNex since around January (took a bit for the community releases to work out some of the bugs) and the new gApps have been fantastic. 4.2.2 has been great since release.