Android Jelly Bean 4.2 is slowly making its way out to the wild as users battle Google Play to try and purchase the latest version of Google’s flagship handset.
That has been quite the challenge lately, with all models of the Nexus 4 selling out. Those with a Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 7 are scheduled to get the update soon, according to Google.
As of this morning all models of the Galaxy Nexus and the 32GB Nexus 10 tablet were sold out on Google Play. While no specific sales numbers have been released by Google, there does appear to be a significant demand for the newest Nexus devices.
While they have received favorable reviews for hardware and the newest version of Android, there has been some criticism for the lack of LTE.
App developers will also get additional tools and the opportunity to integrate with newer features in the notification shade and lock screen.
The Verge posted some suggestions for triggering the update manually. One of the methods may take a little bit of technical knowledge of working with your device firmware, so if you are uncomfortable doing this just wait for the over-the-air update.
My California-based Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 have yet to receive the update. I am waiting for the OTA version to gauge when it may actually appear for others. This post will be updated when that happens.