Last week Google officially announced Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and the new Nexus 7, and along with it confirmed all you Nexus users would be seeing the update arrive shortly. Claiming it would start rolling out that exact day, which was last Wednesday. As usual these staged rollouts are taking their sweet time, but today more users with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus are seeing it arrive.
This morning our international Samsung Galaxy Nexus was updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which is surprising considering my Nexus 4 is still sitting here without the update. Most users with the Nexus 4 and 7 have already seen the update hit their device, even if the rollout is slow and gradual.
Google confirmed the Gnex would see the update, but their other Nexus devices seem to be taking priority when it comes to pushing out these updates in a timely manor. We did receive a few tips this afternoon that others have received it as well, which is good news, but don’t even get me started on the Verizon model.
So for all of you sitting on that aging Samsung Galaxy Nexus hitting “check for updates” (if you haven’t flashed a custom ROM yet) don’t worry as the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for your Gnex should be arriving any minute now. It’s finally rolling out on a larger scale, so if you haven’t check for a day or two, now might be a good time.
You won’t see much visually that’s different, but there’s plenty of changes under the hood as we outlined in the announcement link above. As of now the international Galaxy Nexus is officially getting the update, and I’m going to go ahead and guess sometime around the end of September for the Verizon (toro) Galaxy Nexus. Drop us a comment below if Android 4.3 has arrived for you too.