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Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.1 update joy on Sprint

We have some good news for Sprint Galaxy Nexus users now. The handset released almost two years ago but we delighted to see that Sprint are still providing updates for their patient users. An update to official Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean is now starting to roll out to selected users, with everyone due to receive the update over the next few weeks.

For a device that shipped with Ice Cream Sandwich, you have to say that it is top notch stuff from Sprint, especially for a Samsung handset that is infamously slow on delivering updates on other carriers in the US. Not on Sprint though it seems as they’ve just sent out word that some users will be due an OTA update to Android 4.2.1 by the end of the week.

We say some, as they’ve also said that the rollout phase will take between 10 and 21 days, so there’s no need to stress if you don’t have it at the first opportunity. For those that have been lucky enough to receive a notification already, you’ll be able to enjoy new features such as a redesigned camera interface and also the impressive new PhotoSphere features that come with Android 4.2 as well.

There is also going to be certain lockscreen widgets that you’ll be able to use without unlocking the device first which is useful. One thing we do find interesting from Sprint’s statement, is that they’ve said that handsets selected for the update will be chosen at ‘random’ and not location based that we have seen in the past with other Android updates.

The million dollar question is, do you have Android 4.2.1 yet on your Sprint Galaxy Nexus? Updates started rolling out as of Wednesday January 30 so let us know if you have spotted the update yet or not.

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