There has been an app making the news rounds lately that checks your Galaxy Nexus to see if it’s the Yakju codenamed device that is updated directly by Google. The app is called GN Official Update Checker (market) and we asked our followers on Twitter who purchased their Galaxy Nexus from one of the three main carriers to try the app and tell us what it said. They all responded the same: codename Yakjudv not updated by Google.
So who will be updating their phones then? The application developer says the updates *should* be pushed out by Samsung or by the actual carrier themselves — my initial thought is that it would be Samsung because I doubt our carriers could bring themselves to actually update the devices they sell themselves, so I emailed Vodafone, Optus & Telstra and asked where would the updates for the Galaxy Nexus be coming from.
For major updates, Optus always conducts testing before giving approval to manufacturers to release the updates to Optus customers.
So if Optus are behind in updating the Galaxy Nexus, you’ll know squarely who to blame. If it’s updated before the rest, you’ll know who to thank.
Regarding the updates for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Nexus One they are tested by us to ensure that the device works properly on our network. It’s a process that is adopted on all devices and by all networks, both here and abroad. Once approved it’s then scheduled and pushed by Google (in this case), or by the device manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, Sony Ericsson etc.
Vodafone are saying that the updates will be coming from Google, only after Vodafone has tested the update on its network. Once again, you know who to blame or thank when your update arrives.
No response yet from the nation’s biggest telco.