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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.1 Update: First Look (CM10)

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus owners have been with Android 4.1 for a long time. Those with the device have seen Google send out the updates to the non-carrier Galaxy Nexus as well as devices like the Nexus 7 and 10. Verizon didn’t update the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in September, which owners have been waiting for ever since 4.2 rolled out with the LG Nexus 4. However thanks to CyanogenMod, Verizon customers can now get the latest update.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets Android 4.2.1 courtesy of CM10

The CyanogenMod team have included support for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon and AndroidCommunity made a video which could be interesting to those waiting for Android 4.2. The update brings lots of new features to owners of the aging Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

One of the improvements is Google Now. There are now more expandable notifications, which makes replying to texts and making calls, so much easier. Gesture typing brings a new keyboard, similar to Swype. PhotoSphere is an excellent tool for 360 degree panoramic photos, while owners of the device will be able to access settings from the notification bar. You can access quick settings by swiping down with two fingers; one is used for regular notifications.

The video doesn’t show everything, but it shows that everything works on the CM10 Android 4.2.1 update for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Check it out below.

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