After months in testing, Verizon has finally approved the Android 4.0.4 update (build IMM76K) for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The news comes from Verizon’s support page that details the benefits of the software upgrade. We haven’t received the official word from Verizon that the update has begun pushing out, but this is a sign that it should start going out in batches any day now.
For those of you that are curious, this is the exact same build that was leaked in early May and appeared on Google’s servers again just last week. If you already flashed that version, you have the same version that is going out to normal customers soon.
Verizon Wireless and Samsung encourage users to download this update. Fixes that we know of include:
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.
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.
I’m glad that Verizon finally got this update approved, but Galaxy Nexus owners should expect more of the same with future updates. Google will announce their Android 4.1 upgrade next month and it will hit the GSM Galaxy Nexus shortly, and then Verizon subscribers with the CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus will be left waiting for months before Verizon approves it.
Give us a shout out if you happen to receive the latest update on your Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Did it resolve the issues you were experiencing with the device?