Update: Bell Samsung Galaxy Nexus receiving OS 4.2 upgrade on March 12th

Ian Hardy

March 7, 2013 8:13am

This should be good news for those Bell Samsung Galaxy Nexus users. According to this internal doc it reads that Android OS 4.2 Jelly Bean is going to be pushed your way sometime on March 8th.

In the meantime of this arriving on your Nexus, Google recently published a complete OS 4.2 change log – check it out here.

Update: Seems like there might be a slight delay. We’ve received word, plus confirmation from an internal doc, that the OS 4.2.1 for the Galaxy Nexus is going to be available on March 12.

(Thanks tipster!)

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  • bob

    why are they loosing time with 4.2.0 when 4.2.2 is already out?

    • HiKsFiles

      That’s because they need time to test their bloat, that they will remove before releasing the ROM, on the release before! /sarcasm

  • MaXiM

    @bob – because that’s for the new, shiny toy that you have to buy it. What, do you think Samsung/Bell are here to give you what you want, or sell you what they have? What EXACTLY is that 4.2.2 gives? My phone (S3) works, does its job… But still we are attracted by these upgrades like flies to honey. G

  • Wewewi

    ?? I thought it had been updated ages ago? What is all this fuss over the Verizon version is all about, then? 

  • Jonathan

    Don’t get 4.2! Ever since 4.2, the Galaxy Nexus has had terrible battery life, with 4.2.1 being the worst. At that point, I decided to move away from stock Android to CyanogenMod 10.1.

    Vast improvement..

    Telus GNexus

  • craz

    People still have a Galaxy Nexus without yakju or takju? Why? It’s so easy to make it completely stock and get updates right away.

  • some guy

    Step 1. Unlock bootloader.
    Step 2. Flash YAKJU.
    Step 3. Update to current software.
    Step 3b. Profit.

  • Carl Q

    I never buy or do any business with Bell.

  • Shaggyskunk

    Gee, wasn’t “pure” android meant to be the best – lol
    While I certainly understand that most people don’t know / want to root their devices, I was running 4.1 on my skyrocket (S2 LTE) by the end of October! and have been running 4.2.2 on my Note 2 for a while.

    The point is, as long as you’re waiting for the carriers – it doesn’t matter if you have a Nexus or not…. We’re talking about a SIX MONTH time lag for Google’s own products AND how many products have come out since the Gnex, that make it relatively obsolete?
    “pure goggle” nice sales pitch…..

  • D Kupiec

    Thanks to my N4 from Google…. I am getting pure Google experience without jumping hoops!

  • Shaggyskunk

    D Kupiec Has the significance of the article escaped you? The Gnex experience is YOUR future.

    • Piff

      Actually it’s not since the G-Nex was never sold by Google in Canada. The Nexus 4 is like the original and will get its updates promptly.

  • Zoomus

    Bell/Samsung are a joke when it comes to updates, I put Yakju in my Galaxy Nexus the minute I could, I have 4.2.2 since the day Google released it. They are slow in releasing updates because they are in the business of selling new units, if they upgraded them quick most people would hang on to them and would not upgrade, I am surprised they are actually going to update it. I am using the N4 though passed the Galaxy Nexus to the wife hehehe.

  • oldschool

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t 4.2.0 the release that was missing December?

  • Mario Gaucher

    why do everybody stress out about this? It will probably be 4.2.1 or even 4.2.2.
    On the list it says that the SIII is at 4.1.0… not true because it’s 4.1.1 that is currenlty available.

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