We’ve caught wind of a couple new developments for Samsung fans on Verizon, getting news both of the Jelly Bean update for the carrier’s version of the Galaxy Nexus finally showing up on owners’ phones, as well as word that sales are finally underway of the long-promised Developer Edition of the Galaxy S III.
Galaxy Nexus system software build JRO03O has started landing for Verizon users, bringing the phone up to Android 4.1.1. If you haven’t seen any notifications for it yet, make sure that your phone has WiFi turned on, as release notes mention that its distribution won’t be going full-OTA until the beginning of October; no sense waiting that long, so flip-on WiFi and check for it now.
Back in July, we learned that, rather than making the bootloader for the Verizon version of the Galaxy S III unlockable (or, god forbid, just leaving it unlocked from the get-go), Samsung would sell a special Developer Edition of the phone to anyone interested in some ROM-hackery. Of course, the idea of paying the full, unsubsidized price isn’t going to win the phone (or Verizon) many fans, but if you were waiting for this guy, Samsung’s finally made it available.