We have some excellent news for all those enjoying the popular Samsung Galaxy Nexus up in Canada. It looks like the flagship Nexus device is finally getting the much anticipated and awaited update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google announced it back in June and said it would arrive mid July — which it did for the international version. Carrier branded models sadly have waited a bit longer and Verizon’s is completely missing in action.
This news comes as both good and bad news. The good news is almost every Galaxy Nexus has finally been updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean just as Google’s intended. The bad news is Verizon is still doing what they do best — which is taking outright forever to get this done.
The original international Galaxy Nexus was first to be updated, then the version from the Play Store started shipping with 4.1 Jelly Bean. Then the Now Network who received the Galaxy Nexus months and months after Verizon somehow managed to beat them to the punch. It’s now been a few more weeks and everyone up in Canada is being treated to the same lovely update. Folks using the Galaxy Nexus on Rogers, FIDO, and TELUS have all started or are about to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and all that buttery smooth performance and Google Now. Sadly us folks using Verizon are still twiddling our thumbs.
This update has been a little slow considering this is a Google Experience device, as most “Nexus” branded devices get updates rather quickly. However Verizon users still aren’t so lucky. Verizon was the exclusive US launch partner of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, yet all we have is a few leaks and not a word on a release date. Hopefully someone from Samsung or Verizon can answer some questions, because we have a few!
[via Mobile Syrup]