How to check your GSM Galaxy Nexus version
posted by Michael H. / Dec 19, 2011, 8:11 PM
Just grab the GN Official Update Checker app from the Android Market, which will let you know what you're dealing with. Verizon Galaxy Nexus users will all see that your device is labeled as "mysid" and that your updates are not coming direct from Google, because your device needs the Verizon specific tweaks, which need to be tested by Verizon before being released. Those with GSM variants will either see the product name is "yakju", with updates direct from Google, or a variant "yakju**". The most common variant, especially for users in the US who imported a GSM Galaxy Nexus is "yakjuxw", which is a Latin American version.
This is actually something that happened with the Nexus S as well. Nothing special about the different variants, and all get the updates in the same rollout from Google, but it's interesting nonetheless.
Samsung GALAXY Nexus OS: Android 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.1, 4.0 View Full specs
- 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 1750 mAh(8.33h 3G talk time)
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the developer fixed his article on another website and said the all of the said devices including the verizon receive updates from el goog. He said there were only regional differences in the variations
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 8:40 PM 0
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Do you have a link for that?
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 8:53 PM 0
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here it is, its on the **update part at the bottom of the post
i was worried before he updated it
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 9:06 PM 0
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I have a question for the tech affluent cell phone user. Suppose I have an unlocked gsm phone and say I'm on a carrier such as Simple mobile or I have a cdma phone on Boost mobile or any other no contract cell service provider, will I still get official releases to update software? Say I have the sg2 and ics gets released for the sg2 I know sprint, at&t would provide ota but would I get the upgrade in software automatically from a no contract cell service provider or would I have to upgrade it manually myself? Thanks in advance.
posted on Dec 19, 2011, 9:54 PM 0
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