Verizon Wireless is finally rolling out the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update to its Samsung Galaxy Nexus devices. The update is long overdue, especially since owners of the GSM version of the device received the update last month. Many people purchase Nexus devices because they want to receive the latest Android OS updates as quickly as possible (alongside the great specs and affordable price points).
So what does the new Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update bring to your devices? Well you’re now able to add widgets onto your lock screen. You can add a clock, a calendar, your gmail app, or even your music player to your lock screen for quick and easy accessibility. Along with the new lock screen widgets, your phone will also receive a bunch of new camera features that should make your mobile photography much better.
Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners will also have their stock keyboard updated to the new Gesture Keyboard, that allows for more accurate word prediction as well as Swype-like messaging. Meaning, if you’re too lazy to tap out your message, or if you only have one hand available at the moment for texting, all you have to do to spell out a word is slide your finger from letter to letter.
Many Verizon Wireless Galaxy Nexus owners were angry when GSM Galaxy Nexus owners were receiving this update before them. Fortunately for many of them, they were able to satisfy their 4.2.2 needs when the update was leaked earlier this month. However if you weren’t one of those owners, you’ll be able to have your needs satisfied today, or soon. The update is currently rolling out in phases.