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Verizon approves the Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy Nexus

Verizon approves the Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy Nexus
Good news, Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners! You are about to get the update to the newest version of Android, because Verizon has finally approved the update to 4.2.2 for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Enjoy it, because there's a fair chance that when Android 5.0 lands in a couple months, you'll be left behind once again.

We had heard rumors that the Jelly Bean update was testing for the Galaxy Nexus back at the beginning of February, and at the time, the rumor was that the update would be released in mid-February. That estimation turned out to be off by a solid month. Verizon announced today that the update is ready and it will start rolling out today. 

The rollout will come in waves, but you should be getting the update soon enough, and you'll get to play around with the new gesture keyboard, and various camera features like Photosphere and filters.

source: Verizon

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posted on 19 Mar 2013, 16:53 18

1. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2842; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I guess they missed the part about this being a Nexus device.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 17:04 3

5. jcarrigan (unregistered)


I love Phonearena but sometimes it seems that droid-life realeases these articles sooner than Phonearena does.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 17:43 1

12. tedkord (Posts: 3905; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I guess you missed the part about Android being the number one mobile OS in the world by a factor of three, and Samsung (the maker of the Galaxy Nexus) being the number one maker of smartphones by several million.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 20:25 4

13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2842; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


And that has what to do with the article?

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 16:58 3

2. Mightymack (Posts: 73; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)


This is great news for me! Ive been nervous about rooting because my friend turned his into a brick lol. I think i will once that 5.0 come out

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 23:23

15. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2614; Member since: 26 May 2011)


How in the world do you brick a Nexus device? More than that, how do you brick a Samsung? Download Mode and Odin have never let me down.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 16:59 13

3. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow Verizon approves?... so much for the pure Google experience

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 17:02 1

4. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Patients people how many phone running 4.2.2 now....the new HTC one is behind before it comes out 4.2.1.....Verizon clears bugs...the right way

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 17:08 3

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4588; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...how many phone running 4.2.2 now..."

Less than 1.6% :)

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 17:11 4

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6606; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The bugs found in 4.2.1 were solved with the 4.2.2 update a long time ago... This is why Verizon sucks with updates.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 17:19 4

10. Zero0 (Posts: 561; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


No they don't.

I bought a Nexus 4 unlocked 4 months ago. I've been on 4.2 from the get-go. It shouldn't take this long for a Nexus device to get an update. The Galaxy Nexus everywhere else has this update a long, long time ago. Nexus owners have had bug fixes for months.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 21:10 1

14. suneeboy (Posts: 149; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


I doubt you haven't received the 4.2.2 update. Stop BS'ing, Google pushed out updates weeks ago for Nexus 4 owners.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 17:17 5

8. kozza3 (Posts: 573; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


verizon is such a noob

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 17:18 6

9. Mass88 (Posts: 47; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


Oh good, now my phone will be running the same version of Android my Nexus 7 has been running for 4 months now.......

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 17:22 8

11. Troysyx (Posts: 108; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


Too little too late Verizon. i've already left you and am on greener pastures.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 06:03

16. ronjr123 (Posts: 60; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Maybe my daughters nexus will get this update. She has had since august and hasn't gotten one update yet. Both Verizon and Samsung are no help.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 16:29

19. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)


not much Samsung can do... it's all Verizon & their rigorous testing

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 08:28 2

17. N.Reynolds (Posts: 254; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


Oh no, I'm going to sit here and complain that my Verizon Nexus is just getting 4.2.2... Oh wait. No I'm not. I realized a while ago that I have a NEXUS! The easiest phone to unlock the boot loader, root, and flash a custom ROM on. So I've actually had 4.2 since a couple days after it was released. Truth is, if you own a nexus and care about having the newest OS enough to complain on here about it you should take that 5 minutes you spent doing it instead on flashing 4 2. Cause that is all it takes is 5 minutes

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 13:48

18. Troysyx (Posts: 108; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


^Ha! well played sir

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 14:11

20. ChrisG (Posts: 34; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


Exactly! I've been running CyanogenMod 10 (originally) and 10.1 (now) since I got my Galaxy Nexus. No waiting for Verizon to get their act together, plus more control over, access to, and customization options for my phone! The Galaxy Nexus Toolkit (available over on XDA Developers) makes the process unbelievably easy.

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