CDMA-based Nexuses (Nexii?) tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to timely updates. The promise of the Nexus is that you'll always have the latest Android experience just the way Google imagines it. While the international version of the Galaxy Nexus has had Jelly Bean for a while, Sprint's been left in the cold. Until, tomorrow, September 6th, if Android Central's source is correct.

Here's the email that a tipster sent in:

To Sprint Business Sales

September 5, 2012

Software updates for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (L700) and Nexus S 4G will be available beginning Thursday, 9.6.12. Galaxy Nexus Software Version: FH05 Nexus S Software Version: JRO03R Software updates will be pushed to all handsets via Google. Customers cannot initiate a download on their own.


Upgrades Device Operating System to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Fastest and smoothest version of Android released Better search experience Expandable, actionable notifications A smarter keyboard And more!

The alleged email indicates that the Galaxy Nexus will receive an update to build FH05, while the Nexus S will receive build JRO03R. The update will rollout OTA, and users won't be able to start it themselves. So, in other words, it's exactly like every other OTA update you've ever experienced.

We've reached out to our own sources to get independent confirmation but haven't heard back at the time of writing. Once we do, we'll update with any new information we receive.

Source: Android Community

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  • Anthony

    Verizon Galaxy Nexus yet again put in the dust, come on Google, this is just getting pathetic.

    • Dominic Scatto

      It's not Google's fault bud, it's the carriers. It's Google's fault when none of the carriers have an update. It's the carriers fault when an update is out for one carrier & not the others.

      • Goldenpins

        in away it is..the Nexus line is a pure Android Google phone but its safe to say its Verizon's fault here. Google gave into there demands and now everything has to go threw BIG RED first. There's a reason its called the fakeNexi

      • jj14x

        You know - usually I'd agree with you. But google should NOT let the "Nexus" name be tainted by carriers. Tell the bloody carriers that if they want to sell a Nexus device, they HAVE to play by google's rules and let Google manage updates. Else, F-off.
        @ Google, stop bending over when the carriers tell you to. Sheeeeesh!

        • ddpacino

          What is Google gonna do?? Vz will say eff them and that, and continue to seel the skinned version from the OEMs they already have bent over.

      • Freak4Dell

        It is mostly the carrier's fault, but at the same time, Google needs to be strict with them. Google needs to figure out a way to force the carriers to speed things along. Apple can always threaten to pull their rights to sell the iPhone, but I doubt Google could do that with an open source OS. There's always some way to force people to do what you want, though, and Google needs to find that.

        • Dominic Scatto

          I hear ya! Google does need to be a little more heavy handed when it comes to their Nexus line. I do understand that CDMA devices have certain proprietary code that carriers don't want to get out...I think...just like how Apple is so hushed with their devices. As it's been pointed out, it is a Nexus line & it should NOT take so long between when the GSM versions get an update & when CDMA versions get theirs. There are differences b/n the two, but it shouldn't take MONTHS to get an update on a Nexus device.

    • ddpacino

      This isn't Google's issue. I'm sick of Vz's shyt!

      Don't get a US-carrier-branded Android device, Period! I'm already scoping out Tmo and AT&T plans for bringing my own device (unlocked international version of whatever the next Nexus is).

  • Aaron Berlin

    I would love to believe that Verizon is at least a little embarressed about being beaten to the punch on this, but I doubt it.

  • cabbott9

    Oh man it's about time. I suppose 2.5 months wait for JB is better than the 6 month wait for ICS.

  • bevardimusg

    All right I've had it. Does anybody know who, at Verizon, to call and BITCH THE FUCK OUT OF? I'm so sick of this crap. Even though I'm running cm10 and it's great, this STILL pisses me off.

  • Mike

    I will be soo happy if this is true

  • [email protected]

    Hope it comes to canada soon.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/psycho_maniac_ Jerry Lange

    WTF? Do you guys not know about the leaked OTA for the vzw gnex? Sure there was no announcment, but vzw never does that unless its a sure thing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=748002951 facebook-748002951

      heck, its on Google servers for that matter. that is where I got it from

  • http://www.facebook.com/tristanblackirishscum.mccormick Tristan TheInfamous McCormick

    Just unlock flash zip install and you have jelly bean i did it in like 10minutes im running smooth shit better than the gs3 trust me

    • FrankBoston

      Where is the file, install instructions?

      • http://www.facebook.com/tristanblackirishscum.mccormick Tristan TheInfamous McCormick

        Go to droid life it gives you everything the zip, instructions and to unlock the bootloader no root necessary or computer

  • Anthony Garcia

    Well, this is exciting. I just left Verizon for Sprint and my GNex is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=613729544 Bambang Lukito

    While the international version of the Galaxy Nexus has had Jelly Bean for a while << when exactly did it happen? I keep pushing software update at my galaxy nexus with no update available...