Google has started rolling out the newest Android OS version, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for the Nexus 10, Nexus 7 and the GSM Galaxy Nexus. The latest Android is now available if you own any of those devices, and Google is offering the download automatically or manually through the Google Play Store.
However, owners of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus may be scratching their heads wondering why their device is not in line for the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update. The simple answer is because the Samsung built handset does not have the option to update, and no word has been given on when it will be able to get the latest Android version.
Verizon Galaxy Nexus users will be especially miffed when they remember that they were the last to get the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 update, getting it late in September last year, near the end of the roll out. Obviously Galaxy Nexus owners are not happy that they have to wait to get the newest Android, especially as they have a Google powered phone.
What is doubly frustrating is the fact that the problem is limited to Verizon users. Sprint sent out the update to Jelly Bean 4.2.2 for its Galaxy Nexus earlier in the year, so why is Verizon the number one carrier in the United States so late to the party? Whether it is the fault of Google or Verizon (we blame Verizon) the sorry truth is the Verizon Galaxy Nexus is a full four updates behind as it has missed out on the Android 4.1.2 update, the Android 4.2 update, the Android 4.2.1 update and now the Android 4.2.2 update.
Verizon and Samsung are declining the chance to comment, while Google says that the update is not in their control. That means we will have to go on waiting for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus to get updated, but for now it seems that Verizon has abandoned this device.