It is official – Verizon Galaxy Nexus devices are being updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as of this writing. Originally earlier today, numberous sources on the web were claiming to have received the update. Additional research found that in fact the update was live and is labeled as build JRO03O. As some may recall, that same build had shown up as a test build a few weeks back.
Now Verizon has gone ahead and issued an official confirmation pertaining to this update being live. Instructions on how to do so are below. Please keep in mind that prior to starting the process, a pop-up is displayed that reveals that the update is “Via Wi-Fi only until Oct 1.” So, if you want to check for the update, consider having WiFi on first.
The steps for initiating the update are as follows:
1. From your phone, head into Settings>Apps>All.
2. Search for Google Services Framework.
3. Once found, tap on it and choose “Force stop.”
4. Then choose “Clear data.”
5. Back out of Apps to your About page in Settings and check for the System update.
As revealed in Verizon’s support documents, this is definitely the Jelly Bean experience that Verizon GNex owners have been waiting for. Google Now, new Voice Search, better notifications, a better keyboard, smoother transitions, more intelligent widgets, sharing photos and videos over NFC, and improved camera functionality are all included. The update is 146MB in size.