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This may help w/ ur JB update(I thought the system updates come from the manufacturer...it did for my driod)
cynindesign
Novice

No help for me, but it might for someone else:  http://www.androidauthority.com/jelly-bean-4-1-1-build-jro03c-rolling-out-now-to-hspa-galaxy-nexus-a...  read all the posts.....apparently google is responsible for the update for the GNex, not the carrier.

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Re: This may help w/ ur JB update(I thought the system updates come from the manufacturer...it did for my driod)
Ann154
MVP MVP
MVP

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus brand has always come from Google.

The Galaxy Nexus phone on Verizon does have that extra step of carrier testing and approval.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: This may help w/ ur JB update(I thought the system updates come from the manufacturer...it did for my driod)
cynindesign
Novice

More info " However, if you happen to own the Galaxy Nexus, you’ll be happy to hear that Jelly Bean OTA update is available for manual install. As always, there’s a catch: the update doesn’t fit all Galaxy Nexus versions out there, so if you’re not in possession of the “Takju” U.S. GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus you’re out of luck, as the 156MB update will not work on your Nexus device. Moreover, there’s a chance the update will only work with the Galaxy Nexus units handed out to developers at Google I/O, as those devices came with Ice Cream Sandwich installed....Don’t despair though, worse case scenario you’ll have to wait a few more weeks for Google to roll out the OTA update that will work on all Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus versions, as well as on the Xoom tablet. Not to mention that until then developers may find a way to have Jelly Bean running on these devices and maybe even other smartphones and tablets. Link from (removed link to comply with VZW Community ToS)

So how do you find out if you have a “Takju” U.S. GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus? From (removed link to comply with VZW Community ToS) Download Android System Info (electricsheep) free. Under the System tab, expand the BuilInfos + and you will see it (removed link to comply with VZW Community ToS)

Dang I have the mysid......how many versions are there?  Again, it looks like Google will be pushing the updates

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Re: This may help w/ ur JB update(I thought the system updates come from the manufacturer...it did for my driod)
nimiaj
Novice

IMHO Google should have themselves manufactured LTE band phones for VZW and ATT and sold them through the Play Store. VZW Carrier Testing and Approval in case of the Nexus device is not adding any value. Google has always been prompt to address any issues that arise, and this VZW process simply delays the hell out of it. Bigger problem is communication. Google already announced that all Galaxy Nexii will get Jelly Bean, VZW is not even communicating if they have the update in carrier testing. The funny thing is that even after an unusally longer (as compared to other carriers) validation process the darn updates still have issues. What exactly are they doing!!!

I am waiting for the day when manufacturers in the US start making multi-band LTE phones so people can just buy and use on whichever network they prefer!

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Re: This may help w/ ur JB update(I thought the system updates come from the manufacturer...it did for my driod)
silver6056
Sr. Member

nimiaj wrote:

IMHO Google should have themselves manufactured LTE band phones for VZW and ATT and sold them through the Play Store. VZW Carrier Testing and Approval in case of the Nexus device is not adding any value.

Right, because handset manufacturing was clearly one of Google's core businesses!

Of course, now that they own Motorola, things have changed.

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Re: This may help w/ ur JB update(I thought the system updates come from the manufacturer...it did for my driod)
nimiaj
Novice

Handset manufacturing was not their core business, however, the Nexus line is their offering. Usually in partnership with of the the major manufacturers. They managed to keep the GSM variant of all their devices carrier independant. All I am saying is that they should have done the same with LTE variants. So when I say Google should have themselves manufactured, I mean it in the same way as they do with the GSM variants of their Nexus devices. One can hope! 🙂

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Re: This may help w/ ur JB update(I thought the system updates come from the manufacturer...it did for my driod)
21stNow
Sr. Member

Your definition of prompt may be different from my definition of prompt as far as the speed of Google addressing issues.  A year and a half ago, the Nexus S had an issue with the phone rebooting during phone calls.  If I recall correctly, it took them at least two months to resolve this issue.  The issue was fairly widespread and had a high frequency of occurrence.  It didn't bother me as much, because that was not my primary phone. 

I can only imagine how this would go over on VZW today if that were to happen and take over two months to resolve.  I'm reminded of that megathread of iPhone users primarily in Michigan having the searching/no network problem.

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Re: This may help w/ ur JB update(I thought the system updates come from the manufacturer...it did for my driod)
phx32259
Member

Ann154 wrote:

  The Galaxy Nexus phone on Verizon does have that extra step of carrier testing and approval.

And by carrier testing you mean removal of Google wallet and baking in their crappy apps.

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Tidbits
Sr. Leader

Wallet is only installed from the play store version. All other versions do not have it preinstalled.

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Re: This may help w/ ur JB update(I thought the system updates come from the manufacturer...it did for my driod)
nimiaj
Novice

Yes agreed it took Google time to figure out the problem and solve it. But once it got done, there was not waiting. If that same phone was on Verizon, don't you think that after the two months of issue resolution, the VZW process would have added more time (atleast a month) making it more like 3 months! Being a GalNex owner, I know how much later than everyone else I got the 4.0.4 update. And yes I also went through hell with the network disconnect issues before that update finally rolled along. Even certain Google employees were publicly frustrated with how long it took VZW GalNex to get the update. I just hope there is some communication from VerizonWireless that give us some idea of what's happening. Especially after such a major public announcement by Google for JellyBean.

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