30 May 2012

Verizon Galaxy Nexus, Meet Android ICS (Finally)

Verizon Wireless rolls out long overdue Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.4) update for Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Two scoops, please..
Long-suffering G-Nex owners on VZW, your prayers are answered!

Verizon Wireless is now rolling out the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for Samsung's Galaxy Nexus. Yes, your phone that was delayed at launch and received a botched ICS update only to then disappear into the black hole of Verizon Customer and your beleaguered device will finally receive your just desserts.

See what we did, there? ;-)

On tonight's menu, your dessert will be a generous 39.8MB helping of Ice Cream Sandwich v4.0.4.  VZW's version number is IMM76K -- same identifier that was spotted on Galaxy Nexus in-store demos and corporate units, at the beginning of the month. Looks like Verizon played it safe, allowing time for a long-term soak test.

Soak test: Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy Nexus Ice Cream Sandwich update, May 2012.
Soon. Very soon.
That's because this system update is more than a simple Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. It's also a bundle of patches. Two of the biggest are a fix for that display-freeze bug, plus (yay) elimination of network connectivity issues that were interfering with text messages. Here's the complete changelog, from Verizon's announcement.:
Email, Messaging & Data
  • Email messages will display properly when the text size is set to large.
  • When sending a multimedia message to an Outlook email address, the file extension will send, allowing the recipient to successfully open an image.
  • Successfully deleted emails on the device will be deleted from the desktop as well.
  • Successfully send text messages without experiencing network connectivity issues.

  • When viewing a Calendar reminder or appointment, you will now be able to view the full notes associated with the appointment.
  • A down arrow has been added in the Calendar application that will expand the calendar message body, allowing you to view the entire message.

Device Features
  • Successfully turn on Wi-Fi using the Power Control widget.
  • Updates have been made to prevent the display from freezing or becoming unresponsive.
  • Complete calls without experiencing choppy audio, clicking noises and one-way audio noises.
  • Successfully access Voicemail and other automated systems without error.
Did you read this far without checking to see if your update came through?

Are you nuts?

Verizon Wireless has finally released the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich system update for Samsung's Galaxy Nexus.
...and maybe sooner than you think.
Don't waste another minute -- go check your Nexus. If there's no notice of an available update, we know two ways you can stay entertained while waiting: (1) Click our source link to see if Verizon has posted any new information; (2) navigate to Settings > About Phone and start pounding that 'Check for Updates' button.

Good luck! And, please, when you get the update be sure to let us know in the comments.

via: Verizon Wireless

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