We all know Verizon doesn’t treat Nexus devices any more important than other devices when it comes to approving and releasing major Android version updates for them, which means that owners of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners have always waited for the latest and greatest from Google for months after the international and Sprint models got updated.
Now, a long four month wait for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is finally coming to an end for Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners, as the carrier has approved the update and will start its rollout starting sometime today. The Android 4.2.2 update was leaked in early March (it is available » here), and it remains to be seen whether there are any changes over that version in the official release.
Over the course of the next few days, the major update will bring access to features like the Photosphere camera for 360 degrees panoramas, keyboard with gestures-based typing, faster and smoother app switching, and various other under the hood changes and improvements. New radios will also be included, so improvements in network connectivity should also be expected.
So make sure you have your Galaxy Nexus charged and connected to the internet. The Android 4.2 update has been a long time coming, and while people hate Verizon for these delays, the joy of finally seeing all the new features should sweep aside everything else.
Be on the lookout for a manual update procedure from us once someone gets the update and makes it available for download. Hit the source link for more info.