After waiting a few months, Verizon customers who own a Galaxy Nexus LTE smartphone should soon see their phones get updated to from Android 4.0.2 to 4.0.4. The international version of the Galaxy Nexus has enjoyed the newer software for nearly two months as it was pushed out by Google at the end of March. Verizon’s edition of the phone requires additional testing by the carrier; something not required for the GSM model as Google sells and supports it directly.
Enthusiast blog Droid Life spotted a Verizon-authored PDF explaining what some of the software changes and improvements are in Android 4.0.4. This type of document typically appears just prior to the operator pushing out a software update, so the Galaxy Nexus LTE could be updated as early as this week. Here’s what Verizon says is in the coming update:
Email, Messaging Data
On my own Galaxy Nexus — the GSM version — I’ve also noticed some general Android improvements, the most noticeable being fast screen rotation. When Android 4.0.4 rolled out, Google said the camera performance was improved also, and based on the photos I’ve taken in the past two months, I’d agree. In the future, my hope is that Verizon moves quicker to test and push Android updates. When folks complain to me about the Galaxy Nexus, I ask which model they have and nearly all are speaking of the Verizon model. I generally can’t replicate these issues on my phone because its up to date, which just leads to frustrated Verizon customers.
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