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Sprint pushing out Android 4.2.1 to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Verizon still lagging behind

Sprint is pushing out Android 4.2.1 to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. No word from Verizon as to when we'll see it from them.
January 30, 2013
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Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been running Android 4.1 for some time now. That is about to change as Sprint has announced that they are pushing the latest Jelly Bean release, Android 4.2.1, to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

By now everyone should know what Android 4.2 has to offer. As a refresher though, Android 4.2.1 brings a whole host of new changes. Users can now enjoy a revamped camera interface with the newly added Photo Sphere feature, a newly designed notification window with quick settings and lockscreen widgets.

The new update brings the Galaxy Nexus’s software version to L700GA02. To check if you have gotten the update, head into Settings > About Phone >System Updates. Don’t freak out just yet if you haven’t gotten the update. Sprint says it should be available to all of its users within 21 days.

Verizon, as is usual, is now lagging behind on the update to Android 4.2.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. There has been no word as to when they will be pushing out the update either. Hopefully it is soon rather than later though! Of course, if you’re tired of waiting you could always switch to a custom ROM like most users on Verizon have.