One of the best things about the LG Nexus 4 is that it isn’t locked to any specific carrier. Why do we say that? The answer is the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the fact that as I write this story, it is 3 Android updated behind despite being a Nexus device.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus now 3 updates late
No one could ever have imagined this happening and no one would have predicted that it would happen when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released one year ago. It just goes to show that the approval process with carriers is as broken down as it could ever get.
Even before July was ended the Xoom Wi-Fi got the update and minor updates were given to the Nexus 7, running on Android 4.1. A month went by and then we started to see the first Galaxy Nexus leaked update of Jelly Bean, this then went on to become the official build. On 28th October Verizon approved the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Nexus, three months after Google had announced it and over two months after non-carrier Nexus devices had been running it.
Now with Android 4.2 out and the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon 3 updates behind the rest, it is surprising that there isn’t even a leak of the update!