In some “extra” Galaxy Nexus news (you guys ready for Friday!?) I wanted to make sure our readers were well of a few things before they jump the gun and rush to online retailers for accessories, specifically — batteries. As it turns out, NFC and the stock Galaxy Nexus battery go hand-in-hand. You can’t have one, without the other. This is due to the antenna for the NFC chip being integrated into the battery meaning if you go with a 3rd party option, don’t plan on using any of the NFC features like Google Wall- er, Android Beam at least not unless retailers specifically mention something about their product being NFC compatible. Of course, there’s always the option of hitting up Samsung’s site where they will have all the accessories you need for your shiny new Galaxy Nexus — just expect to pay a little premium for their official batteries to keep NFC up and running.
The second bit of information we have for you guys is there will be an OTA update hitting devices as soon as they power on. This is most likely the final Android 4.1.0 OTA we told you guys about last week so be expecting that when you pick yours up. Honestly, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t jealous.