Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon who haven’t yet received the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update should not be panicking as the software is still rolling out and will be rolling out to owners over the next six days or so.
Earlier this week, after a bit of a wait, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus finally got its update to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Google’s latest Android software and an update that first arrived for Nexus devices all the way back in November. The update also rolled out on the Sprint Galaxy Nexus and the Asus Transformer Pad 300 prior to the Verizon Galaxy Nexus getting it.
After a few days though, users of the Galaxy Nexus (myself included) have been wondering where the update might be as it has been moving out relatively slowly.
Verizon has let us know that the update will be rolling out over a 10 day period from the first day that it started pushing out. That means that the carrier expects all owners to have the software by the end of next week. Of course, that’s not the ideal situation for those that have been waiting for what seems like forever for the update to arrive but that’s how Verizon roll outs generally work so Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners will want to remain patient.
Once the update does arrive it will prompt for a download and an install. The update is about 85MB in size which means that it won’t take up a substantial amount of time to get up and running but owners will want to set aside a few minutes to get it going.
There are methods for those that don’t wish to wait of course. Users can try the Google Framework Services trick and there is also a manual installation method for those that wish to upgrade ahead of the OTA.
The Verizon Galaxy Nexus is the last Nexus in the U.S to get the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update which contains, among other things, Photo Sphere, gesture-enhanced keyboard, Quick Settings, lock screen widgets and more.