Verizon announces Android 4.2.2 for Galaxy Nexus

Verizon announces Android 4.2.2 for Galaxy Nexus


Verizon today announced that it will finally issue the 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for its Galaxy Nexus. Coming two months after Sprint did the same for its Galaxy Nexus, the Samsung handset gets the latest version of Android.

The Galaxy Nexus by Samsung will be updated to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The software will be pushed to Verizon Wireless customers in phases starting March 19.  


The software includes new camera features such as photosphere to take 360 degree panoramic pictures that can easily be shared with friends. The camera app also has new tools to add filters and borders, further customizing pictures.


Additionally, an all new Gesture Keyboard is available, allowing users to slide their finger from letter to letter to type a word. Other enhancements include allowing users to place widgets on the lock screen for easier access to popular apps such as Calendar, Gmail and Clock.

Not bad, considering there’s a new flavor of Android due in around two months time.


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  • Brian P

    Already tried the forced update trick with no luck. Has anyone received OTA update yet?

    • Steve Cano

      What’s the trick again? I’ve done it before but it’s been such a looong time ago! Thanks Verizon!

    • Brian Parkerson

      Lol… I know what u mean.. better late (and 4.2.2) than never! The Trick… Go to settings/apps/all apps/google services framework /clear data/force close/go back to settings /about phone/check for updates…. This has worked for me in the past. It usually takes more than one attempt… Good Luck!

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