The Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update release date just got closer as Google has released the Jelly Bean binaries to AOSP for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and other Nexus devices as well.
First discovered by Droid-Life, the addition of Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean binaries to the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) is a sign that things are progressing as far as the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean release date is concerned.
Of course, just because Google has added them doesn’t mean that a roll out is imminent. Instead, it’s just another step in the process that ultimately will end with Verizon approving the update for the Galaxy Nexus, something that might not happen for several weeks or months.
As for those using the Sprint Galaxy Nexus, there is no such luck today as the Verizon Galaxy Nexus was the only U.S. carrier variant to see its binaries added today.
We should also note that the binaries were added for Sprint’s Nexus S 4G which means that the update has also moved a step closer to its release as well.
There has been a bit of commotion in regards to the Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update ever since Google announced that “all Galaxy Nexus” devices would be a part of the initial batch of devices to get the new software.
Since that announcement, the Motorola Xoom, Nexus S and the Samsung Galaxy HSPA+ have all received Android 4.1 Jelly Bean while the Nexus S 4G on Sprint and the U.S. carrier variants of the Galaxy Nexus remain empty handed.
The fact that the binaries have been added for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus is a good sign though, however, owners shouldn’t expect an announcement to arrive tomorrow.
For those that don’t wish to wait, there is a way to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus right now. All it takes is a root and some tinkering.