Verizon support confirms an update for the Galaxy Nexus "soon"

Verizon support confirms an update for the Galaxy Nexus
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:
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. 

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1. ap1989

Posts: 145; Member since: Oct 12, 2011


2. theo14461 unregistered

Verizon sucks! They are the biggest rip-off company in america.

3. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

too bad they have the best service.... and im a slave to them b/c of my unlimited data plan

7. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Same here, If they kill my unlimited data I'm Going to TMo!

14. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

I already have. I sold my unlimited data plan, which was enough to pay for my Nexus 4. I am so happy I am done with verizon and this awful phone. I saw this article and laughed. They should change the name. This was never a Nexus device.

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

then why u guys keep saying VERIZON is the best company than AT&T? their all the same and sucks

8. tehcnoboy

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 24, 2011


19. alouden unregistered

Honestly? Their NETWORK is the best. Customer service is good. The techs read from a script that ends with "okay we need to do a hard reset" so the help is limited. So maybe they are more polite than actually being good. Everything else is bad. Rates, bad. Phones generally bad (they find ways to screw up the phone or not make good phones available to their customers in favor of "exclusives."). Phone updates, bad. Their greed, offensive. Their need for total control, offensive. But since my wife LOVES Verizon, I tolerate it by doing things to my phone Verizon would rather I not do: root, use google wallet, etc. So why? The network trumps all. Or it used to. Like others, I am reaching the limit of my tolerance. T mobile is looking appealing. I want to keep unlimited data. Their recent news has made them far more appealing than keeping Verizon.

5. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Thought that was Comcast

18. drnggaj33

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

like who att with bad customer service and no service for the same price

6. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Odds that the update is like the ones HTC devices have been receiving. I.E. removing bloatware & ONLY bloatware? -_-*

9. shnibz

Posts: 517; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Gawd Ioathed that phone.

10. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

It'll be 4.1.2 lol

11. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Never dealt with Verizon when I had that phone, just kept loading the latest updates thanks to devs.

15. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

That is not at all why someone buys a Nexus phone though. I commend you for beating the system, but it was so frustrating knowing that after buying a Nexus device on launch day that I was always behind the curve.

12. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Verizon Galaxy Nexus: The red-headed step-child of the Nexus family who's forced to live in the tool shed

13. mrbtree

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i can't believe phonearena did not know that any carrier sold version of the galaxy nexus had the updates provided by samsung, it's the same thing here in australia. Vodafone and telstra get there updates from samsung

16. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

I own the nexus on Verizon... they do take long on updates.....Verizon is still better then all the other garbage carriers.... they give u the best service.... coverage.... must on Verizon are the only options for ME..... sprint...T-Mobile... are going out of business... soon...mark my or metro PC is better at making money then them...o yeah what happened to that merger T-Mobile... with not

17. drnggaj33

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

i spoke to a vzw customer service like 3days ago she said around march mid or end of it so what the lady told me was tru

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