Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update finally rolling out
0. phoneArena 21 Sep 2012, 10:27 posted on
This one is real folks. After months of testing by Verizon, the Jelly Bean update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus has finally been approved and is rolling out to users. And, as always, it looks like Google had a great idea by releasing the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon...
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1. WhoHa123 (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wait, just checked and it isn't there yet even after closing the framework and clearing it, NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
14. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
me either. is anyone actually seeing this yet?
16. Zarak (Posts: 23; Member since: 21 May 2012)
Can anyone beleave? I have'nt got the jelly bean update even on my GSM Galaxy Nexus!
41. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
There is a one click root/unlock, then ROM :)
44. blazee (Posts: 409; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
Just keep doing it, took me like 10 tries and j got it.
3. binerry (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
That's great. But, it takes too damn long to get officially. I had a leaked JRO03O a little less than a month ago. Sad that it takes so long with Android. It doesn't matter anyways, I got an iPhone 5 now. Going to be drowning my Nexus as soon as I get the iPhone in hand.
8. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Testing is still testing, even IOS goes through beta testing before its official release.
11. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
That's true, but Verizon isn't holding up the updates on iOS devices.
12. structureman116 (Posts: 139; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)
Why did you downgrade to a criphone? An Android with Gingerbread is better than a criphone with iOS 6!
39. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Freakin' Eclair was better than iOS 6 is now.
iOS 6 is a DOWNGRADE from iOS 5. I wanted to see Apple do better than that, I really did...
5. issa8 (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)
WOW TOOK U LOOK ENOUGH. I still don't have it on mine yet though, even tried clearing the data for the app thing.. Hopefully I get it later today
6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13555; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
So much for being a Google device and being the first for updates.
13. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
As much as I'd hate to say it, I agree with Mxyzptlk. It has the Nexus name and Nexus devices are known for getting updates first. That's the whole point of being a Nexus class device.
Imagine getting a Toyota Prius, that gets horrible gas mileage just because it didn't come from a Toyota dealer. Even though it came from the same factory.
Yes Verizon dropped the ball on this one, but Google should of stepped in and updated it themselves. If they can do it with a GSM, there's no reason why they can't do it with a CDMA/LTE.
I love Android but I absolutely hate Google's laissez-faire attitude they have with it. Google needs to take control of Android updates if they want to compete on the same level as Apple.
I'm sorry but that is the truth and this is coming from a die hard Android fan.
15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"It has the Nexus name and Nexus devices are known for getting updates first. That's the whole point of being a Nexus class device."
And I disagree with you and Mxyzptlk because in current case update goes through Verizon so, it depends on Verizon when device will get update.
17. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
So you're in favor of Verizon's slow update process? Because it sure sounds like you are if you're defending them and their slow Android updates.
19. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
No, he said it depends on Verizon when they get the update. Google has little say in the matter. CDMA/LTE works differently than GSM, I don't know the exact details, but it's because of that difference that Verizon wouldn't let Google push out the updates themselves. Google tried to get them to let them handle it, but Verizon said no.
20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
No, I'm not in favor of Verizon's slow update process, I'm just state the fact that updates on Verizon's network are slow because of Verizon and not because of Google.
23. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)
I think they're trying to say that because it has Nexus in the name, it's already marketed as a device being pure google experience (save for two verizon apps). However, Verizon bashes that experience by severely hampering the update process.
When compared to the iPhone, when an update is released, it's released for the sprint, at&t, and verizon iPhones. Verizon has no say in those updates, and I believe it shouldn't have so much interference with the Nexus updates. If they would like to keep doing so, they should drop the nexus name and rename the device. It's not fair to the consumers that bought the device with the very fair assumption that it would be a pure google experience phone, like the iPhone is a pure apple experience phone. No matter what network the iphone is on, you get the same experience. Whether or not it's CDMA, LTE, HSPA+ or what have you. The same should be for the Galaxy Nexus.
25. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
i cant even get this update started. i am thoroughly disapointed with my vzw gnex!
27. wgaurav (Posts: 22; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)
if google has litlte say in updating then they should not let vz carry the flagship device....
28. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Thank you, that's exactly what I'm saying
30. tedkord (Posts: 11890; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
"No matter what network the iphone is on, you get the same experience. Whether or not it's CDMA, LTE, HSPA+ or what have you."
Unless you happen to want to do simultaneous data and voice on Verizon or Sprint.
Or if you wanted to use Siri on the iPhone 4 last year.
31. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)
That's a network experience difference. However the software remains identical across all the networks.
Your last remark makes no sense. All iphone 4's have the same software pushed out to them at the same time. All of them have their standard features by apple that are promised by apple. Unfortunately Siri was not promised by apple for the iPhone 4.
My point was, if the phones are the same, they should have the same software in them. Besides their network capabilities, the GSM and CDMA Galaxy Nexus variants are essentially identical and should both have the same software pushed out to them in the same manner that Apple has managed to do so.
37. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
not when is Google pride and Joy .. the Nexus.. see how the fandroids are backpedaling here..
42. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
Google doesn't officially support the Verizon Nexus...