Galaxy Nexus updates

Android 4.0.4 has started rolling out on Wifi-only Motorola Xoom tablets, as well as GSM Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus phones, Google has confirmed. The new version of Android, which has been described as an "incremental update" by Google engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru, is said to include "stability improvements, better camera performance, smoother screen rotation, improved phone number recognition and more."

News of 4.0.4 launching on the Xoom and Nexus S (as well as AOSP) has already broken, but this is the first we've heard about the new version of ICS on the GSM/HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus. For what it's worth, none of our Galaxy Nexuses have received the update just yet, but we're sure that'll change in the hours and days ahead.

No word on when this update will be arriving on the Nexus S 4G or Verizon LTE Galaxy Nexus, but Android 4.0.5 has already been tipped for an early April launch on the Verizon Nexus.

Source: +Android


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Google confirms Android 4.0.4 update on Xoom, GSM Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus


I'm disappointed by Google not having Android 4 on their flagship Nexus S phone already. I mean a lot of other branded phones already have, and here I am with a NEXUS S 4G and left in the dark. Not cool.

I'm sure it has something to do with Sprint etc... I mean the Verizon GN ius getting updates timely... why not the Sprint Nexus S 4g?

Anyway, I've done the math, I'm terminating my contract early with Sprint. paying the fee, buying a new Galaxy Nexus cash (recently on special for $460 and I bought one).

I've worked it out that I'll be saving $160 in all if I switch to a $30 monthly plan at T-Mobile.

It's probably a yakjuxw GN, but that can be easily changed to a yakju.

sorry to burst your bubble. but the NS4G isnt google's flagship device.. the nexus S WAS. not Nexus s 4G.srpint is the one who updates the ns4G.

my nexus s GSM has 4.0.4 already! hah!

Sorry I didn't clarify. I'm downloading it on the GSM Galaxy Nexus (not that it matters, but it's on T-Mobile in the US).

Awesome. Hopefully I will get is soon on my GNex. My firmware (yakjuzs) is updated by Samsung, so hopefully they don't drag their feet on this one like they did on 4.0.2.

I've been on 4.0.4 on my GSM Galaxy Nexus for about a month already. Modaco custom rom if you want to know. Though I have another Nexus that is stock and waiting to see when it get's an update. My rooted Nexus is pretty much stock so will be good to compare them.

Wasnt the GN released on Verizon first before any GSM carrier got it?
Doesnt make much sense to me if that is true, that they got the update first....

Nope, they're talking imported from Europe where it released first. Verizon still remains the only American carrier with an actual release.

I've been running 4.0.4 on my Verizon GNex for over a month. First with the leaked version, more recently with the Axiom Crossbreed. I still don't know how Axiom was able to cross it with the Open Kang without the 4.0.4 source code, but they did and its been great. I'm happy that the 4.0.4 source is now available for CM and all the other Rom coders. Is this official 4.0.4 any different from the version that was leaked a month ago? The leaked 4.0.4 significantly improved high-bit rate audio streaming but it still glitches a bit. I'm still hoping the 4.0.5 in April rumors come true.

Yet they get updates faster then the rest of the Nexii? (Go figure.)

But I agree, anything that is locked to a specific network is not pure Google. So by definition I only buy GSM. It also serves me better on travels to Europe and Africa.

they get updates faster because they are related to the network from verizon. not because its an major android update.

updates are available for the Nexus S i9020T and i9023, but it looks like the i9020A and the Nexus S 4G continue to be overlooked and are still sitting on Gingerbread......

F-You Google..........