Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets Android 4.2.2

The "pure Google" phone finally catches up to latest version of Android.

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Verizon announced today that it's making the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software update available for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Verizon says it'll push the update in "phases," which means that you may need to exercise a bit of patience if your phone doesn't receive the update in the first round.

At long last, Verizon's "pure Google" Samsung Galaxy Nexus has finally caught up with its Sprint counterpart in running the latest version of Android. Launched as the first Android device to run version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Galaxy Nexus has been slow to receive updates.

The 4.2 OS update comes more than two months after Sprint announced the same for its Galaxy Nexus.

The Jelly Bean update brings a smattering of features to the smartphone, including the Gesture Keyboard and lock screen widgets. The software update is expected to roll out in waves starting from March 19.

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