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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-I515) Gets Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Update

It’s time for all the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus users to rejoice as the Verizon Wireless has finally announced the official Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update for the smartphone.  The users of Samsung Galaxy Nexus were waiting for this update since a long time and specially became impatient after the update for the GSM version of the handset was made available last month.  As per Verizon, this latest update will be made available in phases starting from 19th of March, 2013. So if you have not received any information regarding the update, you will have to wait for your turn and be patient.

The Android Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Nexus will bring in host of new features with the smartphone so as to enhance the overall experience of the users.  The photosphere feature of the update will enable the users to capture 360 degree panoramic images that can also be shared with your loved ones.  New tools so as to made addition of borders and filters and to customize the images also come loaded with the camera application.  Another interesting feature that comes along with the update is the new Gesture keyword that will prove to be a perfect option for all those people who find it really tedious to type messages as this new keyboard features Swype messaging that enables you to simply slide your finger so that you can select a letter to letter for spelling a word.  The keyboard also features better and accurate prediction of words. Other features of the update include having access to various popular applications like Clock, music player, Gmail and calendar by placing their widgets on the lock screen.

Galaxy Nexus (SCH-I515)

Let’s take a recap of the smartphone into consideration. Samsung Galaxy Nexus was launched with Android 4.0 ICS OS that along with Dual Core Cortex A9 1.2 GHz of processor and PowerVR SGX540 delivers decent performance.  The handset sports a capacitive touch display that measures 4.65 inches in size and features Super AMOLED technology, multi-touch and Oleophobic coating. The 316 ppi pixel density of the phone coupled with 16M colors and 720 X 1280 pixels resolution offer clear and bright contents.  In terms of memory, the smartphone comes packed with 16GB internal memory and 1GB RAM with no option of card slot. The 5 MP of rear camera in the phone features LED Flash, Geo tagging, Touch Focus, face detection and 1080p video recording. A front facing 1.3MP camera capable of 720p video recording is also present in the phone. Additional specifications of the device include accelerometer sensor, barometer, gyro sensor, compass, proximity sensor, push email facility, Java MIDP emulator, organizer, Google Maps, standard connectivity options, NFC, GPS with AGPS, multi-format music player, video player, 1750 mAh battery offering 270 hours of standby time and 8 hours and 20 minutes of talk time and others. So just go for the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for your Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus and enjoy array of additional and improved features.


Mike is a software engineer with a love for tinkering with smart phone devices. He spends a lot of time moving pictures to his SD card, because the Android keeps running out of memory. In his spare time, he travels to different parts of the world and takes one of his Android devices with him.

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