Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners, consider yourself lucky today! Verizon has started rolling out the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the CDMA Galaxy Nexus. For a “limited time”, Verizon is only rolling out the update in phases over Wi-Fi.
The Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus will bring with it an enhanced keyboard, improved Face Unlock, Project Butter that makes Android as smooth as iOS, Google Now with enhanced Voice Search, an updated notification bar with expandable notifications and more. There is also a new radio which should hopefully improve the 3G to 4G hand-off, signal reception and boost battery life.
Since the update is being rolled out in phases, the OTA update might take sometime to hit your Galaxy Nexus. You can try to manually pull the update from Verizon servers by going to Settings -> About Phone and then selecting the ‘System Updates’ option. Make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network before trying to pull the update from Verizon’s servers though.