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Verizon finally releasing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Galaxy Nexus

After a long wait, Samsung Galaxy Nexus owners can rejoice over the latest Android upgrade.
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Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

Verizon Wireless has announced that it will finally be rolling out Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean, to its customers using the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Up until now, the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon's 4G LTE network has been running only on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.

Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners must be an incredibly patient bunch as Jelly Bean originally made its debut in June at Google I/O and rolled out shortly afterward for unlocked Galaxy Nexus devices during the summer.

Sprint narrowly beat the nation's largest wireless provider to the punch by releasing Android 4.1 to its own Galaxy Nexus-owning clientele earlier this month.

Initially, Verizon stipulated in the announcement that the software upgrade will be pushed out in phases over Wi-Fi only for a limited time.

Galaxy Nexus users can find out if the update is ready for them by going to Settings > About Phone > System Updates. If the upgrade is available, a notification will be displayed and customers will need to connect to a Wi-Fi network to download Jelly Bean.

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