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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean Update Release Date Gets Closer



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.

Read: Wait for Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update Continues.

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.


The Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update just got closer to rolling out.

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.

Read: Lack of Nexus S 4G Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update Bad Sign for Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

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.



  1. espeon

    08/02/2012 at 4:29 pm

    … The toro binaries have been available for a few weeks now. The ones released today are for a more recent build of 4.1.1 (still good, though :) ).

  2. Charles

    08/03/2012 at 5:42 am

    For what it’s worth, I just received the Nexus 7 tablet from Google, and it shipped with 4.1 As soon as I powered it up and connected to wifi, it updated itself to 4.1.1. My Verizon Galaxy Nexus, meantime, waits and waits and waits….

  3. Charles

    08/03/2012 at 11:29 am

    Update: I stopped by a local Verizon corporate store and asked one of their tech guys when my Galaxy Nexus would get the 4.1 update….he assured me that it was all up to Samsung! I said, “You mean Verizon has nothing to do with the delay?!” He said “No.” That’s the first time I’ve ever heard Samsung being blamed for it!

  4. Sam

    08/03/2012 at 1:25 pm

    What he probably meant by Samsung’s delay is: “oh, we have set all these restrictions for Samsung, so they are taking a longer time. We don’t allow the gnex to have the pure android experience that it’s supposed to have”

  5. Bob Smith

    08/05/2012 at 3:13 pm

    Yes it true the delay is on Samsung side… most likely because of Verizon.. plus in my opinion samsung could be delaying jellybean to the Verizon Galaxy Nexus because they don’t want to mess up there thunder with Galaxy 3…. my guess they will send out the update 4.1.1 almost weeks apart to the update of Galaxy Nexus.. what mother F!ks the way to do this is just to get flash to google ports and get the updates directly from google i read alot of people are going this route, they say its easy you dont have to have an after market ROM.

  6. Daniel Petersen

    08/06/2012 at 5:24 pm

    Do you guys know anything about when Jelly Bean comes to the contract-less Galaxy Nexus’s in Europe?

  7. Brian

    08/15/2012 at 9:23 am

    I spoke with a Verizon Representative yesterday, he assured me that the Jellybean Update would be starting on all Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus phones starting on September 1st. This is also the date when Verizon will start selling their Nexus phones with the Jellybean software on it. Now lets hope Verizon gives us google wallet next. :)

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