Verizon support confirms an update for the Galaxy Nexus "soon"
The forgotten child of the Nexus program, the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus, is finally going to be seeing a software update soon. The device has found itself well behind the curve, four versions behind the GSM Galaxy Nexus, but the wait may soon be over as a Verizon support team member has confirmed that the device will be getting an update "soon".
The last update that the Verizon Galaxy Nexus has seen is the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update, and has so far been passed over on 4.1.2, 4.2.1, and the newest version 4.2.2. The news comes from a response by the Verizon support team on Twitter, but the response is a bit strange. The reply read:
Samsung will push the update directly to your device over the air. Sorry, no release date. But, it will be soon.^LH
The first odd thing about the message is the idea that Samsung would be pushing the update. Since this is a Nexus device, the update should be coming directly from Google just as soon as Verizon finishes "testing" and approves the update. The other thing is that it just mentions "the update", so we have no idea what version is on the way. We'd like to hope that at the very least it would be Android 4.2.1, if not bringing the device all the way to the newest 4.2.2.
Unfortunately, we just have to wait to find out more on it.