It appears that Verizon is in the midst of testing a large update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and it looks like its the elusive Jelly Bean update for Verizon’s version of the Nexus.
According to Droid-Life, a user on XDA-Developers forums named El Madhatter posted a screenshot of an update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus titled JRO03O which is likely a test version of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus’ Jelly Bean update.
El Madhatter is apparently in possession of a test device so it’s unclear exactly what this means for general users of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. It could be that the update is close or it could be that the update is still a little bit off as this doesn’t seem like a soak test. Fueling the the latter theory is the fact that Verizon hasn’t posted any details about the update on its website, something that often happens before a roll out.
Whatever the case may be, this is great news for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and its owners, even while Verizon continues to remain mum on the subject.
Verizon owners have been waiting patiently for the Jelly Bean update ever since Google announced that “all Galaxy Nexus” devices would be next up for the update.
Thus far, none of the Nexus smartphones in the United States have seen the update, including Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S 4G for Sprint. The devices already were beaten to Jelly Bean by an Asus tablet, the Transformer Pad 300.
However, it appears that Verizon, at the very least, is making progress with the update and hopefully that will translate into a roll out in the not-so-distant future.
Owners of the device shouldn’t expect an announcement until shortly before the roll out.
We’re getting closer, Verizon Galaxy owners.
Hang in there.
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