Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus have been stuck with Android 4.1 for some time. Owners have watched as Google have updated the rest of the devices to the latest incarnation of Jelly Bean. Verizon did send out an update for their Galaxy Nexus in September, but fans have been waiting for Jelly Bean 4.2.1. Now thanks to CyanogenMod, today is the day when the handset can finally get it albeit not officially.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.1 update via CM10
The CyanogenMod team have added support for the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, to their CM10.1 Android 4.2.1 builds. The folks over at AndroidCommunity have made a hands on video, which those who have not yet rooted their device and put on a custom ROM, may be interested in watching. Along with all the great features of the CyanogenMod, Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 also brings with it many new features to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
One of these features is an improved Google Now, which gets better every day. The expandable notifications are superb and replying to texts or calling people is easier than ever. Then of course the update brings gesture typing and a new keyboard that will compete with Swype. There is also PhotoSphere, which is a 360 degree panoramic photo app. Users are also able to reach their settings from the notification bar. Those wanting to access quick settings can swipe down using two fingers, while one finger may be used for regular notifications.
Of course there is more to enjoy that what is shown in the hands on video below, however it does show owners of the device that everything is working as it should on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon. While the developers have already announced and released CM 10.1 Android 4.2.1 for other handsets, today if the first time you can get it for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus.