The Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update, which started rolling out in phases yesterday, has emerged for more users today, a sign that the full on public roll out is under way.
Yesterday, Verizon confirmed that the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update was indeed going to start rolling out though we didn’t hear from many people who received the update. In fact, our Galaxy Nexus still remains on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean despite Verizon’s roll out. Today though, it appears that Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners, possibly en mass, are receiving the new Jelly Bean software.
We’ve heard from numbers owners who say that their Verizon Galaxy Nexus has received Android 4.2 today and it has been confirmed by owners on the XDA-Developer forums. It seems that the roll out, per usual, is random with users across the country reporting the update as live.
Once the update does become live, users will be prompted to download the software and install it. The file is about 88MB in size which means that the process should be relatively quick. After installing, the phone will be reboot and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be replaced by Android 4.2.
Android 4.2 of course is the latest version of software from Google and it brings an assortment of features including more Google Now functionality, lock screen widgets, Photo Sphere, gesture-enhanced keyboard, Quick Settings and more. It’s an incremental update but still a fantastic upgrade nonetheless.
Owners who want to the update today have a number of options. First, they can check in their device settings for an update. If it’s there, in the About section of the phone, a prompt will appear.
Users can also try the manual installation methods that are mentioned above though one of them is unreliable and the other requires installing the software, something that likely isn’t appealing to novice users of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus.
From the looks of things though, the update should be hitting more and more users over the next few days, culminating with the completion of the Android 4.2 update for the Galaxy Nexus.