Android 4.0.2 Coming To A GSM Galaxy Nexus Near You

by Joe Sirianni on
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It’s update time in Galaxy Nexus land again and regardless of how little or big it is, who doesn’t love a good bug fix on their device?  It looks like Google is rolling out their ICS 4.0.2 update to a GSM Galaxy Nexus device near you, OTA style.  The update is a lean 8.8 mb’s and should offer some minor, but better performance overall.  So, if you haven’t done so already, head on over to the “settings” menu, “about page” and then “updates” to check for the firmware update.  Feel free to chime in below in the comments or in our forum section for issues you’d like to discuss regarding the update.

[via Android Central]

 

Google Announces Android 4.0.3 Fresh Off the Release of Android 4.0.2

by Jack Holt on
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If you are anything like me then I bet you were pretty excited when you got your Galaxy Nexus yesterday. I bet you were also excited that there was already an update out to fix bugs on your phone moments after you got it into your hands. Well if you were impressed with that, Google has even more awesome news for you. Google announced today an incremental increase from yesterday’s update bringing it to 4.0.3.

Some of the new APIs in Android 4.0.3 include:

- Social stream API in Contacts provider: Applications that use social stream data such as status updates and check-ins can now sync that data with each of the user’s contacts, providing items in a stream along with photos for each. This new API lets apps show users what the people they know are doing or saying, in addition to their photos and contact information.

- Calendar provider enhancements: Apps can now add color to events, for easier tracking, and new attendee types and states are now available.

- New camera enhancements: Apps can now check and manage video stabilization and use QVGA resolution profiles where needed.

- Accessibility refinements: Improved content access for screen readers and new status and error reporting for text-to-speech engines.

- Incremental improvements in graphics, database, spell-checking, Bluetooth, and more.

So there we have it. Although I have no idea on when this update will come out, I know I will be checking my status update option constantly. If you do get the update let us know and tell us what you think.

 

[via Android Developers Blog]