Verizon Galaxy Nexus finally gets Jelly Bean update

The Galaxy Nexus from Samsung was the first smartphone to get Android 4.0 out of the box. In the US, Verizon Wireless was the first carrier to sell the Galaxy Nexus in December 2011. Today, the company revealed that their version of the Galaxy Nexus can now be updated to the current Android OS version.

The update will bring the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus up to Android 4.1.1, better known as Jelly Bean. Verizon has posted up a PDF on its site describing all of the new features and improvements that Galaxy Nexus owners can expect. While the 146 MB update should be available over the air on Verizon's network today, it may be a few days before all of the Galaxy Nexus smartphones are covered by the Jelly Bean upgrade.

The HSPA+ version of the Galaxy Nexus got its own Jelly Bean update in early July, only a couple of weeks after Android 4.1 itself was launched by Google. The version of the Galaxy Nexus sold on Sprint received its Jelly Bean upgrade earlier this month. Other Android 4.0 devices are scheduled to get the Android 4.1 upgrade in the next few months.

Via: The Verge
Source: Verizon Wireless | Image via Samsung

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steelcurtain said,
You just need to swipe using one finger, two are not necessary!

It's two fingers to expand notifications, one to swipe it away.

From their PDF:

"Take action directly from the
notifications panel. Send
emails, return calls, share
photos, and more. Notifications
are expandable. Get an even
deeper look into the things that
matter most: scan multiple
emails, see event details or full
images, and more."

I'd really like to find out how to do the above, because my notifications can't do that, and if they can, I can't figure out how to get them to do so.

Asrokhel said,
From their PDF:

"Take action directly from the
notifications panel. Send
emails, return calls, share
photos, and more. Notifications
are expandable. Get an even
deeper look into the things that
matter most: scan multiple
emails, see event details or full
images, and more."

I'd really like to find out how to do the above, because my notifications can't do that, and if they can, I can't figure out how to get them to do so.

Not all notifications will do that though, third party apps have to be updated with that functionality.

I'm with FIDO here in Canada, I got the JB update this past Sunday. But JB hardly looks any different from ICS, there are a few minor things I've noticed, but that's about it.

I'm with Telus and I got it on Sunday too.
I did not do benchmark but in my opinion it is a little bit faster.
For the rest not a lot of change but the one they made are nice.

Asrokhel said,
I'm with FIDO here in Canada, I got the JB update this past Sunday. But JB hardly looks any different from ICS, there are a few minor things I've noticed, but that's about it.

Try swiping the lock ring up on when on the lockscreen.

smooth3006 said,
Nexus what?.... ill just enjoy my gs3!
As nice as the SGS3 is, the Nexus will always have one advantage of being the Google phone - faster updates. Of course, that really doesn't matter if you root/install custom ROM's (voids warranty).

Oh THANK GOD they FINALLY get Jelly Bean... Us Bionic owners are still waiting for ICE CREAM SANDWICH.... and they're bitching about getting Jelly Bean...... *mutters*

Reverend Spam said,
Oh THANK GOD they FINALLY get Jelly Bean... Us Bionic owners are still waiting for ICE CREAM SANDWICH.... and they're bitching about getting Jelly Bean...... *mutters*
You do realize this is a Nexus device, and they are meant to get updates faster than normal Android phones? Verizon truly has dropped the ball on the Galaxy Nexus!

This is why I never buy carrier locked mobile phones. I prefer my phone updates not to be held to ransom by the carrier.

My next phone will be a WP8 device, which I think I read will receive OTA updates from Microsoft with no carrier involvement, so that'll be nice