Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus With Jelly Bean: Impressions

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The update to Jelly Bean for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus is finally here and it is far better than ICS which sort of made the worth wait it.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update: impressions

Jelly Bean has improved the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus no doubt, as ICS was sometimes very sluggish on the UI when opening apps. Jelly Bean on the other hand allows you to open lots of apps and it still runs fast and smooth.

The battery life has been improved. On Android 4.0 you could get around 10 hours out of the battery and now you can get around 12 hours.

The expanded notifications are superb with Jelly Bean. You can use these to read previews of emails, texts and check calls you may have missed, very easily. The web browser is also better and has improvements to HTML5 and Java, along with the CPU, all of which ensure you have a superb browsing experience.

Now you can dictate and take notes without having to have an internet connection on the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus, thanks to offline voice dictation. The camera app is also a lot better and Jelly Bean also brings with it navigational gestures.

There is however some things that do let Jelly Bean down. FaceUnlock has been improved, however really this is still nothing more than a gimmick. There are many that think Android Beam is just a gimmick too as they would rather send photos through email or MMS still.

If you are deciding whether or not to make the update to Jelly Bean on your Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus, then go ahead, it does bring numerous improvements over ICS that make it well worth it.

Cecelia has the patience of a praying mantis. She spends the day sifting through press releases from all the major brand’s PR reps. From the most ridiculous announcements to those you really want to know more about, Cecelia makes it a point to skim through as many daily as possible so you won’t have to.