Owners of the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus are still waiting for the update to Jelly Bean. While there has been rumors of the update coming there is also a rumor going around that another Nexus is already in the works and it will have a better camera and processor and it will also have support for SD cards.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update takes backseat this week
SamMobile have said that the device is intended to draw customers with its 1.5GHz processor which will be dual core and faster than the OMAP 1.2GHz dual core in the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
The new device has yet to be announced but it is thought that it may have a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED display and it may come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box (unless Google had another update in the works for this year). It is unclear whether or not the new Nexus will have support for LTE on Verizon as Verizon chose the Google phone last year instead of the S2 and it may be unlikely that they would go with Nexus again given the low sales numbers that were revealed during the Apple-Samsung trial. Google are offering an unlocked Nexus device online and they may offer the new one unlocked with support for GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile.
Earlier this year the Wall Street Journal said that more Nexus devices would be released so that OEMs could take advantage of the new OS and Jelly Bean. The new Nexus could be one of Samsung’s and it may be just one of many models that will flood the market before the end of 2012.
Looking back at the current Samsung Galaxy Nexus that’s on Verizon, users will certainly be upset that they are still sitting on Ice Cream Sandwich when there has been so much “Jelly Bean activity” since. We’ve seen the Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update leaked and now there is already talk of 5 more Nexus devices with Jelly Bean preloaded headed our way. Verizon certainly has some explaining to do to customers regarding the hold up with the update.