Verizon Google Nexus may be getting Android 4.1 before release

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 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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28 Comments

1. Gawain

Posts: 448; Member since: Apr 15, 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

2. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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

5. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

i think they only name 'major' rebuilds. i'd have to imagine this is just tweeks.

25. Sackboy117

Posts: 178; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

3. jdrevolution

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

6. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

7. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

sounds really nice lol. tell me more after k

9. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

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

11. Gawain

Posts: 448; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

Q - Quiche...lol

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ummm.. chocolate Quiche??? eeew.. lol

15. Phullofphil

Posts: 1828; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

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

16. Phullofphil

Posts: 1828; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Quince paste

18. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

23. jdrevolution

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

12. Gawain

Posts: 448; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

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

17. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

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

4. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 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.

8. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

havent they already confirmed jellybean? it will be a j since they are in alphabetical order

10. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ahhh. the joys and despairs of the rumor mill.

19. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

20. vzwincred

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

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

21. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 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.

22. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

24. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

Well 5.0 is jelly bean

26. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

(J)olly Rancher

27. donzere88

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

BUGS already!! smh at google

28. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

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