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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Among First to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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According to Google, the Sprint and Verizon Galaxy Nexus should be among the first devices to get the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.

The company has announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update roll out has begun today and the first device to receive the update will be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+, the model that Google is selling through its own store.

In the announcement, Google also referred to several other devices who seem to be on the cusp of getting the upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Specifically, Google mentioned the Nexus S and the Motorola Xoom tablet, as well as the Nexus 7 tablet that is set to debut in just a few days.

Read: Jelly Bean Makes Galaxy Nexus Faster, Smoother & Smarter.

In addition, Google specifically stated that “all Galaxy Nexus” are next in line for the upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. We assume that this means the Samsung Galaxy Nexus’ on both Sprint and Verizon.

This is incredible news for Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners who might have thought that Verizon’s device would be getting the update at some point further down the road.

The Verizon Galaxy Nexus should be among the first to Android 4.1

After all, this is a device, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, that didn’t receive its first update until five months after it hit shelves for purchase.

So while nothing is confirmed, Google’s declaration is, as of now, music to the ears of Galaxy Nexus owners on Verizon who are looking forward to all of the things that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has to offer.

Read: Wait for Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.1 Update Release Date Begins.

The update, which was first announced at Google I/O in June, promises to bring a number of improvements to Verizon and Sprint Galaxy Nexus owners when it arrives.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will come loaded with new features for widgets, a predictive keyboard that will allow for easier typing, and it will also feature offline Voice Typing.

That’s not all either. It’ll come with Google’s powerful new Google Now tool, better Voice Search, a faster user interface, and overhauled notifications.

We’ll let you know when we hear something concrete about a release date Galaxy Nexus owners.

18 Comments

  1. Kevin

    07/10/2012 at 5:17 pm

    Unfortunately it doesn’t seem likely to fix all the shortcomings the GNexus has….like not being able to use it as a phone.

    • The Soze

      07/12/2012 at 9:26 am

      Troll…idiots all around

    • Occam49

      07/12/2012 at 12:33 pm

      You have to turn it for it to work. Must be a government dependent liberal who wants everything done for him/her/it.

      • Trevor

        07/12/2012 at 6:03 pm

        You have to logically connect your insults to the subject matter. Must be a conservative who reflexively blames liberals for everything to avoid critical thinking.

    • Brandon

      07/13/2012 at 7:48 am

      I agree here. The Nexus has horrible voice quality with a lack luster CDMA2000 base band.

      It isn’t just us …

      http://www.reddit.com/r/GalaxyNexus/comments/w9n5x/interesting_thoughts_on_cdma_lte_radio_performance/

      http://mobilecentral.binaryoutcast.com/News:Article/2012/07/08/The_Radio_Performance_Disparity_of_the_Galaxy_Nexus_on_GSM_and_CDMA

      It just isn’t a good voice phone, great other wise.

    • jon

      07/16/2012 at 5:51 am

      kevin is right, the bloody thing didn’t work as a phone until 4.0.4
      now that it works, i wanna hear good reports from real users, not google hacks, about jb before i take the plunge, verizon will probably afford me that chance by taking months to offer it……
      if i had to lump users together i would say android/democrats/colbert/union/liberal/lemmings, order unimportant.

      • jon

        07/16/2012 at 5:53 am

        forgot volvos with empty pronger bike racks and thune carriers doing 25 in a 40 zone in that lump/list

      • Mick Russom

        08/08/2012 at 2:59 pm

        Its a terrible voice phone. Basically useless. Without serious wired or bluethooth headset with royal noise cancellation, its useless.

        Everyone hears everything but your voice.

    • Daniel

      07/20/2012 at 9:46 am

      Do you know how stupid you look Mr. RAZR MAXX????

      very stupid. You look very very very very stupid.

  2. Joel McLaughlin

    07/10/2012 at 6:26 pm

    I like your optimism and I SURE hope it’s true.

  3. dirt-kid

    07/10/2012 at 6:54 pm

    Short comings? Even on 4.0.2 mine still worked well. Since 4.0.4 its been flawless.I travel for a living,reception never a problem.cant wait for jelly bean

    • jon

      07/16/2012 at 5:55 am

      i traveled and no it didn’t, it didn’t shift from 4-3 and back at all, it burned a battery in 2-3 hours of minor use, it crashed all the time………are you dumb or a google employee?

      • derp

        07/16/2012 at 11:04 am

        Some people had good devices right from the get go… My phone worked just fine on 4.0.2, Yes it had occasional reboots, it dropped data occasionally, but it functioned perfectly fine as a phone.

  4. birju shukla

    07/10/2012 at 9:23 pm

    I have bought Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless) at Price From: $0.01 (Price varies based on service type)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0061R2A1S?ie=UTF8&tag=notebookscom-20

  5. genisis cole

    07/11/2012 at 5:59 am

    I have had no issues other then the battery with me using it for multiple applications . Hate and content is rampant these days. Its a phone note the ten comandments.

  6. jwhoov

    07/11/2012 at 10:50 am

    My Verizon POJ is still troublesome. I suspect it has just as much to do with Verizon and their network as anything. The problem is that it drops calls, it has trouble changing from 4g to 3g and back. It is frustrating from the perspective of being a phone. Otherwise it works OK.

  7. Occam49

    07/12/2012 at 12:39 pm

    Best smart phone ever when it got it. Loads of features and apps, near flawless reliability, fantastic screen, great feel in the hand. If the G3 tops this, and based on specs it does, the G3 will be the new king.

    The only thing bad about this phone … Verizon’s update support.

  8. leo

    07/22/2012 at 7:38 pm

    My galaxy nexus ran smoothly when it was on 4.0.2 but then the upgrade to 4.0.4 happened and now I have issues for example it reboots 2-3 times a day and it loses connection when it goes from 4lte to 3g the only common issue I had on both was the battery. I have the extended battery and listen to music or watch videos on my way to work and by the time my hour commute is done my battery is down by 50%. I hope jellybean fix these issues

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