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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Update Listed as “Coming Soon” for Month Now



The Verizon Galaxy Nexus, which is still without its upgrade to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, has been listed with an update “Coming Soon” for going on a month now at Verizon Wireless.

Read: This is How Verizon Decides Which Android Updates Go Live.

At the end of February, it was revealed that the Verizon Galaxy Nexus support page, which lists the contents and benefits of software upgrades for the device, listed an update as “Coming Soon.” As we’ve seen with numerous other Verizon Android update roll outs, that often means that a software upgrade is coming soon.

The Verizon Galaxy Nexus is still without Android 4.2, even with a software update promised for a month now.

The Verizon Galaxy Nexus is still without Android 4.2, even with a software update promised for a month now.

Not in the case of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, however. Unlike its ilk, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus has been listed with a software upgrade “Coming Soon” for the past month. As we told you, the moniker was not visible on the Galaxy Nexus’ support page back on February 8th according to the Wayback Machine. However, it did show up in that month as a cached version of the site showed it live as of February 17th.

So that means that at some point between the 8th and 17th of February, Verizon listed the Galaxy Nexus as getting a software update soon. A month later though, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus is still without an update and even worse, still without its upgrade to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, many weeks after Sprint updated its Galaxy Nexus.

In the weeks since Verizon said an update was coming soon, we’ve seen a couple of interesting things happen. One, the Asus Transformer Pad 300 beat the Verizon Galaxy Nexus to a Jelly Bean update for the second time with Asus updating its Transformer Pad 300 ahead of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.1.

Read: Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2 Update Leaks Ahead of Release.

Additionally, we saw the Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2 update leak out ahead of its release. The update is, evidently in the hands of testers, a sign that the update is closer than ever.

But given that Verizon has listed the Galaxy Nexus as getting an update soon for the past month, it remains entirely unclear as to when the device may be getting its new software, which is more than likely Android 4.2.

One thing is for certain though: A month, for most people, is not the definition of soon. But alas, in the world of Android, particularly with Verizon, soon is a very ambiguous word.

Hopefully, Verizon makes good on its promise and delivers a Verizon Galaxy Nexus update soon, after all, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is rumored to be coming at Google I/O in May.



  1. JEB

    03/15/2013 at 1:47 pm

    I HATE Apple products by may end up with the iPhone 6!

    I am SICK of waiting forever for updates; my S2 has been shutting down 4 or 5 times a day since the last update and they will never fix it!

    At least Apple updates EVERY version of their phone every time!

  2. eyore

    03/15/2013 at 5:48 pm

    VZW is run by lying sacks is $#!%, and that’s all there is to it. They do this because it costs them nothing to do nothing.

  3. Simon

    03/15/2013 at 6:39 pm

    Just adv side load it. Been running the leak for a week. Absolutely no issues

  4. chilazca

    03/15/2013 at 11:06 pm

    f#$% verizon, and the monkeys that work there, what they’re good at and quick as no one else, is sending the bills every month, but just wait until november comes and I will give them the boot,

  5. Djg0921

    03/17/2013 at 7:15 am

    I’m going to ATT or Sprint screw Verizon. The wireless division used to be good. But looks like the monkeys running the landline and cable divisions are taking over wireless. We should band together and start a class action lawsuit. They sold us a bad bill of goods! I’m up in September can’t wait to switch providers!

    • JEB

      03/17/2013 at 7:21 am

      I’ve had AT&T for 16 yrs and never had a problem or complaint.

  6. trent

    03/17/2013 at 10:12 am

    just did the new update yeterday morning and by noon the phone has crashed lost all my data and keyboard function is gone basically it’s just a phone now

    • Simon

      03/17/2013 at 1:14 pm

      Did you abd side load it? Or flash it through cwm . I’ve heard a bad things about it that way

  7. Britton

    03/21/2013 at 11:07 am

    My OTA update hit yesterday. Now that it is here….all is well with the world….or a least my phone.

  8. Joe Rogers

    03/22/2013 at 12:23 am

    3/22/13 2:00 a.m.
    Just got my jellybean 4.2.2. Loaded in and running. Galaxy nexus, 850/FL

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