UPDATED: When will Galaxy Nexus be updated to Android 4.2.1? -- Update has arrived
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It's currently at 4.1.1 -- these phones are supposed to be among the ones that are guaranteed to get the latest updates, given that they're Google-branded Nexus devices. Thanks.

UPDATE: It was updated this morning...

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  • It should be released OTA in Feb which means Ting phones will likely see it late Feb early March.   However, the official update has been posted to the leak forums:  http://www.sxtpdevelopers.com/showthread.php?t=111 if you want to do it now. 

    There are also a couple of builds posted to XDA based on that update.  The one from mmuzzy is recommended.

    Also, google doesn't guarantee timely updates to CDMA based nexus devices because it has to go thru carrier specs.  While it's true you'll get them sooner than a carrier branded Galaxy or HTC phone; sprint still has to tweak the software and ensure it works with the CDMA radio built into these phones.  The best "google experience" is with an unlocked phone purchased directly from google using a GSM carrier such as ATT or (god help you) tmobile.

    Perhaps one of these days when the wireless market matures in this country, Ting will be able to secure an MVNO contact with ATT.  The impact that would have on the market seems significant to me.

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  • Thanks -- appreciate the update! I'm content waiting if it's going to be in near future...

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  • Luckily you don't have a Verizon Nexus since they have just recently dropped support for the phone. Verizon has been very late on every Nexus update. 

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  • If Google allows the carriers to break Google's own promises, that's pathetic (on Google's part). 

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  • No it is the carriers and the fact that CDMA technology is closed. Google even chose not to release the Nexus 4 on CDMA carriers. The world GSM variants of the Nexus devices get updates before the US GSM variants. 

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  • Sorry, blaming the carriers only gets you so far. Google made these promises, knowing full well what kinds of partners it has. And it's Google's reputation that takes a hit every time something like this happens. 

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  • I agree Google's reputation does take the hit. So no Nexus 4 for CDMA carriers. They didn't live up to their promises.

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  • Rats.  Just found this post.  I just joined the Ting family with my first nexus product.  I assume Ting updated at the same time Sprint does. 

    On the other hand, sounds like there is some things with 4.2 that are undesirable (unable to automate airplane mode), so I'm not sure I'm that excited about it anyway.

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  • Good news! The 4.2.1 update just arrived on my phone this morning...

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  • Sprint often leaks beta versions of the next update for some of their devices. You can usually find them on XDA Developers forums. http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1562 

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  • Just check for an update and still on 4.1.1.  Must be hit or miss.

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  • All Android updates are staggered over many days or weeks. You can't force the issue if your device isn't on the list. 

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  • I did a factory reset to (hopefully) improve some of the bugs I have been experiencing with my Gnex, and got the 4.2.1 update as soon as it came back up.

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