As the biggest carrier in the United States it would seem good practice for Verizon to update its devices as quickly as possible. However, as we know by now that is simply not the case as Verizon is not what we would call quick with its software roll-outs, and nothing quite highlights this more than the Samsung Nexus Android updates.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon is a little behind the game in terms of its Android platform. You may remember that last September the company rolled out Jelly Bean to its Galaxy Nexus customers which put the company a couple of months behind its rivals, and now Verizon is at it again. A full 6 months have passed since Jelly Bean landed on the Galaxy Nexus at Verizon and the company has not announced when it will release the updated 4.2 version of the operating system.
Just to highlight how far the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is from its rivals it is worth saying that the Sprint version is 2 updates in front of Verizon, while the unlocked version is a whopping 4 updates ahead. This has understandably drawn the anger of Galaxy Nexus owners, who took to twitter to vent their frustrations at Verizon.
The company was at least good enough to address itS customer with the following Tweet:
“Samsung will push the update directly to your device over the air. Sorry, no release date. But, it will be soon.”
Rather vague, although it seems that Verizon is trying to plant the blame squarely at Samsung’s doorstep. Either way, it does look as though the wait is far from over for Samsung Galaxy Nexus owners. Sure, Verizon says it will be soon, but the lack of a definitive date makes it looks as though no real plans have been made for Jelly Bean 4.2 roll-out just yet.