Earlier today, Google revealed that it was selling a GSM version of an unlocked Galaxy Nexus for $399 on its Google Play Store under the new category ‘Devices’. Now the folks over at AndroidPolice have mentioned that they were analyzing a crash log from awhile back which referred to a mysterious Galaxy Nexus software profile called ‘takju’. What they discovered was that the Mountain View online giant was using it to test the next gen Android OS codenamed Jelly Bean from the crash log.
The only difference between the US unlocked Galaxy Nexus that is mentioned above and the ‘yakju variants as well as ‘mysid’ is that this one has support for Google Wallet and beyond that there is apparently no difference. To refocus, the news here is that Google has been allegedly using the device to test out Jelly Bean (Android 5.0 probably) and what this might mean is that the device that is currently on sale on Google Play is very likely to be the first recipient of the next generation Android OS and that is a big deal since there has been no significant revelations about the OS as yet including when it will land for devices.
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- 2013-10-31: Sprint Galaxy Nexus Android 4.3 Update Build GJ04 Released
- 2013-03-19: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Update Announced For Verizon Galaxy Nexus
- 2012-10-16: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S
- 2012-08-29: Jelly Bean for Verizon Galaxy Nexus available (pre-release)
- 2012-07-23: Galaxy Nexus reportedly having GPS problems after Jelly Bean update
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