Sprint Galaxy Nexus getting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean today

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sprintgalaxynexusThe Galaxy Nexus was released on the Sprint network about 15 months ago and when it did it had the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software pre-installed.  Since then it has been updated to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software with some hope that it might even be updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.  According to reports from today, the Sprint Galaxy Nexus is getting just that, the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software starting this week.  Sprint confirmed that update for the older Nexus smartphone today and it could also mean the Verizon Galaxy Nexus is next in line.

As many are still waiting for Google to officially announce the Nexus 5 along with the Android 4.4 KitKat software, those with older devices are still hoping they will get to see the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software.  Not all devices will be getting the Jelly Bean software up to version 4.3 and with many of them stuck at 4.1 or 4.2, the list starts to get very small for 4.3.  Major rollouts involving the Android 4.3 software have been going on for about one or two months now and they cover most of the higher end devices from manufacturers like HTC, Samsung and LG.

Jumping a device from Android 4.2 to 4.3 is not that big of step in terms of software, but it will still fix some bugs and improve on other apps.  Sprint is also likely to release some of its own software at the same time, but an official change log was not found at the time of the announcement.  Sprint Galaxy Nexus owners have been dealing with bugs since getting the Android 4.2 software, so fixes for those would be a nice improvement for those users.

Verizon Wireless could be next in line, although the company does take its time when it comes to updates to smartphones on its network, especially ones that are older than one year.  Sprint is very good at getting updates out to users faster than most networks, so it could be a month before Verizon Wireless users see any information regarding the update.  Verizon users have been going through similar bugs since the Android 4.2 update hit the market, so any update would be a good one at this point, but Verizon has not mentioned it at all.

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