Google Rolls Out Android 4.0.4 to Multiple Devices, Verizon Galaxy Nexus Not Included

It’s a big day for Android fans as Jean-Baptiste Queru (JBQ) has recently announced that Android 4.0.4 is currently being pushed to the Android Open Source Project. According to JBQ, this newest version of Android is full of many goodies, with “a few hundred changes over 4.0.3” and is the same update that was pushed to the Motorola XOOM tablet recently. One thing to keep in mind, though, as mentioned in Google’s previous statement regarding CDMA devices, “files related to CDMA devices have not been tested in the context of AOSP.” Yes this means that your Verizon Galaxy Nexus won’t see the update as soon as some of the other vanilla Android devices. As JBQ puts it, “I do not know the schedule for deployment to consumer devices, especially in situations that involve additional per-operator customizations done by the device manufacturers and/or in situations that require operator approval prior to deployment”. This could end up being that 4.0.5 update tipper for early April and the VZW Galaxy Nexus could skip 4.0.4 altogether.

As it stands right now, the 4.0.4 update has started rolling out to these devices:

  • UMTS/GSM Nexus S
  • Xoom WiFi
  • HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus

For those of you with a Nexus S you can grab the update right now if you aren’t a fan of waiting for OTA’s but you are going to want to hit up the XDA for further details. You must be on Android 4.0.3, and the 17MB update has been confirmed to work on both the i9023, and i9020-T (T-Mobile’s Nexus S).  Once you receive the update (any device) you can expect  “stability improvements, better camera performance, smoother screen rotation, improved phone number recognition and more.” I imagine we will get the full changelog once the update has been made available for all applicable devices.

Folks with a XOOM Wi-Fi tablet are currently stuck with frequently checking under Settings > About Tablet > System Update, until the OTA is ready for your slate. Or you can grab the leaked soak test we mentioned earlier.

source: Google
via: Google Groups



About the Author: Stacy Bruce

Stacy Bruce was born and raised in Spokane Washington. He attended the University of Washington to study pre-med only to change his course study a year later to forensic science. Although currently not a doctor or a scientist, some believe he posseses the knowledge of both. He was a resident of San Diego California for ten years, lived beachside and sometimes wonders why the hell he moved back to Spokane. A multi-talented man, Stacy is a fabricator, an artist, a gear head, a tech junkie and at most, the disciple of Casanova. Growing up, he was always enthralled with electronics, gadgets and gizmos. Throughout his life he has had one, if not two, of every cool and new electronic device available. He began his smartphone experience with the original iPhone. After realizing it was more like theirPhone, he decided he wanted the ability to customize, so Stacy moved to the OG Droid and has been a loyal Android fanatic ever since. Moving through all of the top tier Verizon phones, he recently retired his Droid Charge in favor of the Galaxy Nexus, only to wonder what great device Samsung will come out with next. Stacy is a busy new homeowner in where he lives with his beautiful girlfriend and two dogs.

  • Nudo

    I’m so pumped :)