Android 4.3 comes to Sprint's Samsung GALAXY Nexus

Android 4.3 comes to Sprint's Samsung GALAXY Nexus
With all of the news coming out this afternoon relating to Android 4.4 and the Nexus 5, we can tell you that there is an update rolling out today to the Sprint version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. No, it is not KitKat. The phone is receiving Android 4.3 and Google has already said that this update will be the end of the line for the device, which has been discontinued by both Verizon and Sprint. The reason? The two-year old device is already older than the 18 months that Google uses as a guide to determine when a phone is too old to update.

It hasn't been smooth sailing for the stock Android device. The update to Android 4.1 was not exactly a timely one which didn't make sense since the phone does not have the TouchWiz UI running on top of Android. The software version is GJ04 and will be sent out randomly via an OTA update to Samsung GALAXY Nexus handsets within the next 10 to 21 days.

Just yesterday, another Samsung device, the Samsung Galaxy S4, started to receive Android 4.3 along with the Premium Suite update that allows the phone to be compatible with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.


source: Sprint via AndroidAuthority

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GALAXY Nexus Sprint
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1850 mAh(7.50h talk time)

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6 Comments

1. Xavier1415

Posts: 199; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

nice job sprint

2. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Nexus devices are a joke still.. the updates are still controlled by the carriers.. VRZ

3. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Thats why you either get Nexus tablet's or unlocked gsm phone's from google directly. No carrier control at all.

4. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

you are right buy it straight from the Google Play Store

6. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Wow, haven't seen you around in ages, same goes for remixfa. Good to see you around.

5. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Nobody told you to purchase the crap U.S carrier versions. Use unlocked phones like people from the rest of the world.

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