A couple of days ago, a Verizon representative answered a question coming from a follower on the carrier’s Twitter account, saying that an update for the Galaxy Nexus will be released. The rep didn’t say exactly when, but specified that the upgrade will be rolled out soon. As you probably know, Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus is still stuck with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, and we didn’t know of the official was talking about the Android 4.1.2 update, or the carrier will surprise its customers with Android 4.2.2 (which is the latest and probably the last version of Android, and which is features by most Nexus handsets).
However, it looks like there is good news for the owners of the Galaxy Nexus. According to Droid Life, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is going to be release for the device, as it seems that the OS version is already being build.
Droid Life even posted a screenshot coming from a Galaxy Nexus user who claims that he has got his hands on the update (4.2.2 JDQ39). It seems that the Android 4.2.2 upgrade is an early test build coming from El Madhatter, who is a member of the XDA-Developers forum.
According to the screenshot, the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean version of the Galaxy Nexus features a rather old kernel, but we still don’t know the reason. The good news is that it includes new radios which are listed as FK01 and FKo2.
This is indeed good to hear. Now it remains to be seen who will actually release the update, as the same Verizon rep from Twitter mentioned that the Android firmware update will be rolled out by the manufacturer itself, which in this case is Samsung.
For more information, you can visit this XDA thread, but we’ll keep you posted if anything new comes up, so stay tuned.