It’s been a long wait and it doesn’t appear that an end is in sight. Australian carriers are still waiting for Samsung to submit the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Nexus to them for testing and Vodafone has just published a statement from Samsung on their blog regarding the delay in supplying the update to carriers for testing :
“Samsung are working as quickly as possible to address Australian market specific issues for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. We will launch the Jellybean software as soon as the software has met all our quality checks and is network tested and approved by our partners.”
At this stage I can pretty much sense the frustration that Vodafone are having about getting their hands on the update seeing as they still have to run it through testing before having Samsung push it out to phones.
It also doesn’t really help much when you’re stuck on Ice Cream Sandwich and you purchased a Nexus device to ensure that you would have the latest updates on your phone. Vodafone recommend if you have comments for Samsung Australia you reach out to them via their Facebook Page or via their website and I too strongly recommend this. For now I`ll just leave this link to the Google Developers page where Jelly Bean factory images for the GSM Galaxy Nexus are available for downloading and flashing.