Those with Verizon who have the Samsung Galaxy Nexus are still waiting for the update to Android Jelly Bean. There is a rumor going around that this will happen very soon, but there is also another rumor which suggests that there will be a flood of Nexus devices released shortly with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preloaded.
More Nexus devices rumored as Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus still waits for Jelly Bean update
SamMobile recently reported on a leak they had come across which revealed a successor to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus already prepped for the market. Boasting a 1.5GHz dual core processor, it would be faster than the OMAP 1.2GHz dual core found in the current Galaxy Nexus. It would also boast an 8-megapixel camera and share almost identical hardware to the Samsung Galaxy S3.
The new handset, dubbed Galaxy Nexus “Superior”, may stick with the Super AMOLED display of 4.65 inches. Whether it will support LTE on the Verizon network is not known especially after Big Red’s lack of interest in releasing the updates for the current Nexus as fast as other carriers are doing globally. Many blame this attitude due to the fact that Verizon skipped out on the Galaxy S2 for the Galaxy Nexus last year, afterwhich Samsung revealed in its court hearing with Apple that the Galaxy Nexus had low sales. Google offer the Nexus online unlocked and it is thought that they will do the same with the new device and have support for GSM on T-Mobile and AT&T.
There were reports last year from the Wall Street Journal that more than one Nexus device would be released to ensure that OEMs were able to jump on the band wagon and incorporate Jelly Bean and the new OS into their devices. We already saw ASUS reveal one by way of the Nexus 7. Rumors suggest there will be a Sony and LG version alongside the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2 before the year is up..
The Nexus on Verizon at the moment will have users upset as they are still waiting for the release of the update to Jelly Bean and have to make do with ICS while all these other devices are cooking up. The update has even been leaked for the Samsung Galaxy S3 which isn’t even a privileged Google phone.