Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets Android 4.1

The nation's largest carrier finally delivers Jelly Bean to the first Android 4.0 phone.

Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Nexus: Better late than never, right? Verizon

Nearly two weeks after Sprint announced its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for its Galaxy Nexus, Verizon has followed suit.

The carrier announced today that it will start rolling out Jelly Bean to Galaxy Nexus phones.

As is the case with other Android 4.1 updates, the Galaxy Nexus will benefit from enhanced notifications, Google Now, smarter widgets, and more. Verizon has a support page set up for users which outlines all of the minutiae and might be worth a quick glance for those not up on their Jelly Bean game.

It's frustrating for some that Verizon has taken this long to deploy 4.1 to the phone, especially considering that the carrier was the first in the U.S. to offer the then-cutting-edge phone. Nevertheless, the JRO03O update is finally here and ready to download. Galaxy Nexus owners are advised to connect to Wi-Fi and navigate to Settings > About Phone > System Updates to start the update process.

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