If you are a Samsung Galaxy Nexus owner and have been waiting for the Android 4.0.4 update, your wait might be coming to an end. There has been rampant rumors that Verizon has been planning to release the Android 4.0.4, the latest build of Ice Cream Sandwich, for all its Samsung Galaxy Nexus devices soon. But how soon? According to the latest rumor, which comes from a Verizon customer, that the update will start as soon as tomorrow.
The news was leaked by a Verizon customer who visited one of their store for some thing which is not mentioned. He was shown a Verizon proprietary document which detailed the upcoming over the air (OTA) update of the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. If the update is true, your device would update automatically once it is ready.
These OS updates are completely determined by the carrier, in this case Verizon. Supposedly Verizon had been having trouble packaging all their existing apps with the new ICS, but it’s apparently been resolved and ready to be released soon.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was ironically the world’s first Ice Cream Sandwich device. And it is also the flagship device of the manufacturer Samsung and the operating system developer, Google. Therefore, it’s been frustrating for its owners to be one of the last to get the 4.0.4 update. Instead of waiting for the update, some users have resorted to rooting their phone to run their phone on a more stable custom ROM. That is one of the benefits of having an Android device over an Apple iPhone. You can install custom ROMs and increase battery life, performance speed, and other additional features for your smart phone.
Stay tunes Nexus owners, your update could be imminent.
Update: as of midday on 05/23, apparently update has not yet been released…WTF Verizon!