Galaxy Nexus 4G Slated for Jelly Bean 4.1 in Q3

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Samsung recently announced that the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S lines of smartphones that have sold so well for that consumer-electronics manufacturer would receive the Jelly Bean 4.1 Android operating system update over the air in Q3. While no specific launch dates were named, and no roll-out order of countries was given, it was stated by a Samsung representative that firmware for the Jelly Bean 4.1 for both Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S lines of devices were going through updates and testing currently. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Android smartphone in December of last year was the first to deliver Android’s version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system to a handset in the United States.

You can currently purchase the Samsung Galaxy Nexus at a reduced price point at select retailers (the price cannot be advertised due to manufacturer restrictions).

10 months later that handset is still incredibly popular, and has gone from being exclusive to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE system to also being offered by one of Verizon’s major competitors in the US, Sprint. Sprint recently launched their first ever 4G LTE system in the United States, and that is the new home to their Galaxy Nexus 4G. With both Verizon Wireless and Sprint offering the same handset for their subscriber base, pricing has been very competitive, with the Android Galaxy Nexus 4G shopper the grateful beneficiary. That handset delivers a large high-resolution screen, high resolution video capture and Near Field Communications (NFC) support out-of-the-box.

Currently offering ICS version 4.0.4, the NFC capabilities of the Galaxy Nexus support wireless applications like Android Beam for data share, and Google Wallet for retail payment processing. Physically, the handset is typical of other current smartphones, arriving in the candy bar form factor as a slim, rectangular slab. With one of the largest displays found on any 4G smartphone, the 4.65 inch Super AMOLED capacitive, multitouch screen employs more than 16 million unique colors for visual displays. Display resolution runs 720 x 1,280 pixels, offered at 316 pixels per inch, numbers ranking the handset at the upper end of the smartphone marketplace.

Slim at 0.37 inches (9.47 mm), the Galaxy Nexus 4G delivers 12.00 hours of talk time from a single charge. That is approximately 50% better than the average 4G smartphone, and a 1.2 GHz dual core central processor handles device operations. 1.0 GB of RAM memory is present, and the Verizon Galaxy Nexus leads the 4G field with 32 GB of built-in storage offered out-of-the-box. Video capture runs 1,080P HD resolution on the rear mounted 5.0 megapixel camcorder, and a front facing chat cam is also present.  While we can’t advertise the reduced price point of the Galaxy Nexus (manufacturer’s rules), we can tell you that its worth checking out!  View the Samsung Galaxy Nexus reduced price here. 

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  1. What is Q3?? I have the Verizon Galaxy Nexus

  2. Q3 = Quarter 3. July 1st through September 30th. (The 12 month year is divided into quarters and is used that way in give a date range in a shortened form. It also alleviates those sources developing and pushing the updates from giving an exact release date which is prone to being missed.)

    I have the Galaxy Nexus for Verizon also and waiting “patiently.” Mostly for bug fixes. So if October 1st comes and no updates, then we can dispute the Q3 statement. The 4.0.4 update took five months to come out so that right there is indicative of the update process between Google and Verizon.

  3. it means quarter 3 like in fall or around that time

  4. Third quarter: from the beginning of July to the end of September

  5. I have the Sprint version and my understanding Q3 is July August September

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