Finally, there appears to be some good news in regards to the Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update that has been promised but has not been heard from since mid-July.
Earlier today, it became clear that the Motorola Xoom 4G LTE for Verizon might be getting its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update sometime in the near future.
One lucky Xoom 4G LTE owner has already received the update and it seems that that version of the update that the person received has been approved by Verizon and is, in fact, the final version of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software for the Motorola Xoom.
So, you’re probably asking yourself. How in the world does this have anything to do with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update?
Simple. If this Xoom business is true, and it would seem that it is, it looks like Verizon may have gotten its act together when it comes to major Android updates.
Most Xoom owners on Verizon were expecting an update a long time from now, just as Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners like myself have expected the worst.
However, this has renewed some of the hope that I and many others had prior to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean announcement and even on the day that Google announced that “all Galaxy Nexus” devices would be apart of the first batch of devices set to receive Jelly Bean.
Obviously, this isn’t any sort of confirmation of the update being anywhere close to rolling out, but again, if Verizon is able to get its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update this soon after the Wi-Fi version received its update, it bodes well for the prospects of a Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update coming sooner than later.
So while things may still be pretty bleak, at least there seems to be a speck of light at the end of the tunnel. At the very least, it seems that Verizon is already at work trying to get its devices upgraded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and we assume that the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, which again was part of the initial batch that was promised the update, is a part of that group.
We’re digging for some more answers as far as a release date is concerned and we’ll report back soon with whatever we are able to find.