Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Verizon got a leaked update earlier in week for their handset, but those with Sprint owing the Nexus have been left waiting and September is here with no evidence of a nearing update anywhere.
Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update M.I.A
The Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the older of the two devices with it being launched in December of 2011 running Android 4.0 ICS. Sprint launched their version of the handset in April of this year. With the VZW variant being the older of the two it’s only natural that it gets the update first. Other devices in the line-up for the update include the Nexus S and Sprint’s version the Nexus S 4G. The Nexus S 4G has not seen the Android 4.1 update leak too.
One thing is clear is that Verizon are testing the update for their Galaxy Nexus but Sprint owners have been left out regarding any news about software, test builds or even pre-roll outs of the update. Some of the blame has to go to Verizon for the slow Android updates, but Sprint has even more vague.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 4.0 update to ICS was slow with Sprint who followed behind the likes of T-Mobile and AT&T and it seems that just like how Verizon keeps things under cover, Sprint are also doing the same with the development of their Android updates. It looks like the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update will be playing a game of hide and seek with us for a little longer.