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Android 4.0.5 aimed for April on Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.0.5 aimed for April on Galaxy Nexus
Last time we had heard about the next bugfix update for Android was in early February, where the rumor was that the update would be coming to the Galaxy Nexus sometime in March, but it looks like there has been a delay. Now, the new word is that the update will be coming in April. 

The rumor comes from Mobile Panda, a reliable source at least for Verizon products, via Twitter. The tweet makes it sound like Mobile Panda is testing the update on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, saying it "works great on Verizon". The tweet also confirms the presence of at least two bugfixes with repairs on the audio reboot bug and the "data falling asleep" issue. 

There was no mention of if this update will also be coming to the GSM Galaxy Nexus, but the last time we saw rumors on this, the info came from a French website, so this may be a universal update. If not, we really don't know what is happening, since there was a leak of a 4.0.4 update promising speed improvements for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, but that never made it to the wild. Maybe this update replaces that one, or maybe it will be for all Galaxy Nexus users. 

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posted on 20 Mar 2012, 19:18 1

1. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 203; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


im confused because im on 4.0.2. is there a update i havent gotten yet?

Verizon Galaxy Nexus

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 19:58 1

14. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


there was an update, are you rooted?

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 20:02 2

19. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 203; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


no sir completely stock. i double check my update status every couple days but even today after seeing this article it still says 4.0.2 is the most current.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 20:44

25. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


that's quite odd... I'll research and get back to you

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 21:09 3

28. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Am I missing something also, I have a CDMA Gnex. I have the same 4.0.2. how does the GSM version have 4.0.3.

Google needs to fix the typing speed when facing the phone horizontal. It lags so much. Also has an issue with playing music when the screen shuts off, the songs start to cut out, and the signal indicator isn't very stable on my unit. :( hope this update addresses these problems

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 21:47

36. shnibz (Posts: 161; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


Mere too Digital Boy 05. I just checked yesterdayand I'm on 4.0.2 and it says I'm up to date

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 20:00

17. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


Go into settings and go under check for update?

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 22:29 2

38. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2691; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Sorry, fixed that. There was a leak to 4.0.4, but never an official release. I misremembered when I originally did the writeup.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 03:22

40. cheetah2k (Posts: 866; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


facepalm....

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 22:35

39. Mimsyborogove923 (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


No, your not missing anything. The only official update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus has been 4.0.2. Version 4.0.3 was released for some phones and was apparently reported to be super buggy, so the update was pulled. Version 4.0.4 was leaked for the CDMA GNex and was available for those who were rooted. It apparently brought a lot of awesome fixes, which I assume will still come with 4.0.5, so I'm really hoping this rumor plays out.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 19:28 10

4. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 203; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


are immigrant workers now being paid to spam websites with random buzzwords and half english phrases?

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 19:29 3

5. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 203; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


Maybe its just Sarah Palin trying to voice her opinions in the tech world.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 19:36 1

6. ironmarc89 (Posts: 37; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


Im an Android guy but but honestly, its so fragmented its ridiculous. Thats why alot of apps haven't been updated in a few months to a year because there are too many versions of old android software running on POS devices. Its a developers nightmare. thats why alot of iOS app developers stopped developing for Android. Google let too many people make phones. The platform is doomed if this isnt fixed. but as long as Post Paid and especially Pre-Paid Carriers make POS devices with specs that are a 2 years behind and launch them free with a 2 year contract, it will stay fragmented. The Closed Platform kinda sucks but i believe the iPhone will outlive Android because of apocalyptic fragmentation. Honestly, iOS is smoother and the quality of the Apps and battery life is better. Still im not convince enough to leave Android. Maybe the right phone can Convince me to stay

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 20:05 9

20. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


that's a half assed truth

1. android has tools so devs wont have to worry about app compatibility, if they where smart enough to read the android programming guidelines they wont be in trouble

2. an app can choose what devices it does not support or how it should run on different phones with a few lines of extra code

3. this 4.0.5 is a small bug fix update, any app compatible with 2.3 (most of the market apps) will work with no issues on ICS, it just wont use the new bar

4. despite the "fragmentation from hell" android apps crash much less than iOS apps, so users should not have too many issues with apps.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 20:09 2

21. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 203; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


there was an article on here not too long ago in support of protozeloz's 4th statement.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 19:41

8. jove39 (Posts: 1328; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Ohhhh...so that means google is fragmenting Android on their flagship device? Lol...I understand 4.0.4 was bug fix for cdma gNex...just taking a shot at Google :)

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 19:59 4

16. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


Don't reply to brainless posters guys, you just make their game. I stopped 'cause there's no reason to argue with losers.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 20:26 5

24. saeen (Posts: 18; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


I don't want to discuss fragmentation here mainly but Ive been disappointed with it a lot. 

As an ex Android (planning to buy one) I really miss that freedom. Apps are I feel more better in iOS in term of stability, push notifications work great. But Android apps were more easy and had more options. Battery wise Android was better. Dictionary in Android was way better.

This is just my personal experience so far :)

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 21:02

27. csavage23 (Posts: 8; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


My Verizon Galaxy Nexus is still running 4.0.2 also when was this update released? and was it an official release?

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 21:33

33. ChafedBanana (Posts: 360; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Yep. It is no surprise everyone's SGN is running 4.0.2 just like my stock SGN has been since launch day. No updates available.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 04:07

41. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


day one 4.0.1

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