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Verizon Google Nexus may be getting Android 4.1 before release

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Verizon Google Nexus may be getting Android 4.1 before release
Leaked screenshots show a Verizon Galaxy Nexus which has gotten an OTA update bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to version 4.1, and some believe this may be the last update before being released. We won't be as quick to judgement on that. 

The major component of the Android 4.1 OTA is an update to the phones baseband radio, which should improve the reliability and stability of
Verizon Google Nexus may be getting Android 4.1 before release
the phone. We don't yet know about any other components to the update, although there is a rumor that 4.1 includes the "Dreams" screen saver that we showed you yesterday

The idea is that this update proves that Verizon has finished its carrier testing and bringing the phone to 4.1 will pave the way for its release on the network. We haven't seen anything that would prove that theory to be true, but it definitely sounds nice. 

As always, we know you are all angry with Verizon over the handling of this release, but we would strongly urge you to not vent into our comment thread. Instead, contact Verizon directly either through its website or Facebook page, and voice your anger in a constructive way. Be strong everyone, the Nexus will be released eventually.

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posted on 02 Dec 2011, 10:46 1

1. Gawain (Posts: 353; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


So, what will this be called? Fudge Sundae? 2.1 Eclair, 2.2 Froyo, 2.3 Gingerbread, 3.x Honeycomb, 4.0 ICS...yep...we need a new food group people...maybe Chocolate Wafer? Strawberry Yogurt? Hot Mocha? ~~~~~~~~~~ ;-P

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 10:48 1

2. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I thought 2.0 and 2.1 were both Eclair, just as 3.0-3.2 are all Honeycomb.

mmmm enhanced ice cream sandwich

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 11:05 2

5. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


i think they only name 'major' rebuilds.

i'd have to imagine this is just tweeks.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 18:05 1

25. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


C(upcake), D(onut), E(clair), F(royo), G(ingerbread), H(oneycomb), I(ce Cream Sandwhich), J(elly Bean??)

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 10:57

3. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Maybe blueberry cobbler, since their going all blue instead of green now :)

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 11:06 2

6. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2669; Member since: 26 May 2011)


As always, it may be names of sweets, but you gotta keep on the alphabet. If we didn't know the next Android version is Jelly Bean, I would have voted for Jalousie. And, of course, my vote still goes for Key Lime pie after that.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 11:14 1

7. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


sounds really nice lol. tell me more after k

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 11:19

9. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


im drawing a blank at Q. everything else seems doable.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 11:22

11. Gawain (Posts: 353; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


Q - Quiche...lol

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 11:23

13. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ummm.. chocolate Quiche???


eeew.. lol

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 12:03

15. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Queen of the dairy idk. I am sure dairy queen would love that free money

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 12:06

16. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Quince paste

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 12:21 4

18. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2669; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Let's see... Key Lime Pie, Lollipop (cuz licorice sucks), Millefeuille, Nougat, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Pistachio Pudding, Quince Tarte, Red Velvet Cake, Snickerdoodle (or Saltwater Taffy), Tiramisu, Upside-down Pineapple Cake, Vanilla (keep it simple, and kill all manufacturer UIs!), White Chocolate Mousse, X... (I got nothing), Yellow cake?, Zebra mussels?

Wow, the end of the alphabet gets really difficult. People are going to have to invent new desserts for X, Y and Z before 2025, 2026, and 2027 respectively.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 14:55

23. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


There are xinomavro grapes but they're generally used for wine...I guess you could make a tart from it?

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 11:23

12. Gawain (Posts: 353; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


No sh!t, I didn't know "Jelly Bean" was already decided upon...phooey. Takes all the fun out of making fun... :-P

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 12:19

17. fervid (Posts: 173; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Sushi Melt or Fried Ice Cream would be my top two picks.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 11:05

4. bossmt_2 (Posts: 431; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Next up is probably Jellybean. But this is still gonna be ICS. I think from here on they're gonna make their updates more like Blackberry/Apple where the new versions are x.0 and the updates are X.1, X.2 etc.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 11:18

8. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


havent they already confirmed jellybean?

it will be a j since they are in alphabetical order

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 11:22 5

10. McLTE (Posts: 692; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


"As always, we know you are all angry with Verizon over the handling of this release, but we would strongly urge you to not vent into our comment thread."

Sorry.. but while I do enjoy this site, I believe that PA does bear some responsibility here for all the angst towards Verizon.

It's these rumormill sites that bombard us with unsubstantiated rumor, sometimes very close to facts..and whip us up into a frenzy! Then.. you say.. don't vent here.. blame verizon!

Really.. Verizon has NEVER said when the phone would be released, so while it's frustrating, that's the deal.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 11:24 1

14. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ahhh. the joys and despairs of the rumor mill.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 12:26 5

19. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2669; Member since: 26 May 2011)


If you don't want to read never-ending rumors, then don't read those articles. We have plenty of other content. We have a responsibility to report the news, and like it or not, the Galaxy Nexus is news, just like the iPhone 4S was, and the way things work in tech is that there are a lot of rumors. If you don't want rumors, don't read those articles. I'll even lobby for a rumor tag on our pieces to help you guys out.

The problem is that people will pop up on every story about the Galaxy Nexus, even if it has nothing to do with a rumor about the Verizon release, and start screaming about how angry they are. It's completely unnecessary and misguided. I've said many times, if all of the people around the net would send their complaints to Verizon rather than random tech forums and comment threads, we might actually see some change.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:15

20. vzwincred (Posts: 29; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


well said. if you can get me a nexus i'll change my name to vzwnexus

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:23

21. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


google announced that the phone would launch in november.

several verizon documents have had dates or information that points directly to dates.

i think its awesome that PA has covered this. i think they have done a wonderful job of presenting each piece of info in the light that they have discovered it. i have never fealt misled by the way PA has handled anything, only by the content that they have relayed.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:52

22. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And even that I can't complain about. Google said the phone would arrive in November, and it did, just not in the US. Verizon only said it would arrive by the end of the year, so they have all month to keep their word. You could argue that it was a botched launch because there was such a lag between announcing and releasing the phone, but since they never gave an _official_ date, they never misled anyone.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 15:46

24. HTCOE (Posts: 468; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


Well 5.0 is jelly bean

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 01:33

26. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


(J)olly Rancher

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 02:17

27. donzere88 (Posts: 6; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


BUGS already!! smh at google

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 07:18 1

28. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Yes, because no other new OS from any other company has bugs. Riiiiiight...

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