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Before you can say "frozen dairy confection" Android ICS hits 4.0.3

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Just about everyone agrees that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the largest overhaul of the mobile OS since it was released. Google apparently isn’t going to rest on its laurels though, as an incremental update was announced today, bringing it to version 4.0.3.

The release includes many updates that give developers more power, including APIs that give apps more access to the calendar, to social functions, and to the camera, among others. Google’s official Android developers blog urged app-makers to update to the newest version of the SDK.

There are some improvements listed for the consumer-facing part of the OS as well. Incremental improvements in graphics, spell-checking, database handling, and Bluetooth are all packed into the update. Google indicated that version 4.0.3 will be considered the base version from here on out, so when the ICS updates start flowing to non-Nexus handsets they will presumably be based on 4.0.3.

As for proud Galaxy Nexus owners? No word yet on when to expect an update, but in the past Google has rolled incremental updates out within a couple weeks. Of course network carriers like Verizon will need to certify them, so how long a wait you have may depend on whose network you happen to reside on.

source: Google via Android Central

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posted on 16 Dec 2011, 15:41 4

1. samda (Posts: 52; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


oh my google will so overrun apple and microsoft next year.. and imagine, they're sayin' that jelly beans will be the game changer!

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 22:26 2

10. torr310 (Posts: 392; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


that i am not sure. My guess is microsoft will catch up the game next year.
Windows phone runs smoother.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 15:57 1

2. LewsTherin006 (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


Its good to know google put in the work with ice cream sandwhich and it seems they are going full steam ahead.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 16:55

3. Alantef (Posts: 286; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


im still on 4.0.1....????whats up with that

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 19:51

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Roll outs go in phases. 4.0.2 adressed a couple of bugs on a certain lineup (aka volumegate) so if you didnt had this bug then you just might enbup jumping to 4.0.3 instead witch rolls out in phases (could take about a week)

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 17:37

4. andro. (Posts: 1960; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Good to see updates and improvements in constant flow

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 18:50

5. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


so many updates in a little time... and it doesnt raise a concern?... I was was thinking.. half baked.. but it could also be thinking... Dave Chapelle...

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 18:55 3

6. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


see what you did there but no ics is not half-baked. its frozen.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 19:48

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I like you better when you dont talk..... you actually..... sound smart

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 20:20 1

9. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Gallito... Just because theres a lack of idiot on this site since taco left doesnt mean you have to fill the void.

posted on 17 Dec 2011, 04:00 3

11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


So they shouldnt update and fix issues? They should just tell customers there is no issues and tell them they are holding the phone incorrectly?

posted on 17 Dec 2011, 07:17

12. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


He will try anything to say 4.0 is half cooked because he was crying on how bad the experience would be and how rushed the product was launched to compete with apple. Because the iphone is tested in trains *gasp* and no other smarphone tests that oh and something about this phone not moving from shelves

posted on 17 Dec 2011, 07:59

13. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


all ios came perfect he thinks...i guess that ios 5.01 dont exist and lol they recently just released 5.01 again cause they couldnt do it properly the first time...atleast google fixed the volume bug did apple fix the battery bug when they claimed ios 5.01 did and isnt 5.1 or something being released soon to fix more bugs.

posted on 17 Dec 2011, 09:42

14. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Awwww is a fandroid reunion... we have already address iOS issues.. many times... because is that all you 3 stoogees have.. lets move over to the beloved ICS that because wasnt fully developted... is being updated as we speak... you can pretended nothing happen.. or question Google.. for not fully waiting for the oven to ring before cooking the ice cream ( cooking .. irony)... huh... ok intermision.... get a sandwich... meet me in 5

posted on 17 Dec 2011, 13:07 1

15. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Your coment is boring and says nothing like always have a good day and the ice cream sandwich tastes good you should try it.

posted on 17 Dec 2011, 17:48

16. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Well i am not here to entertain.. sorry.. enjoy ICS it will melt within a month... i will buy your Nexus at a 10.00 the more you think about.. it .. the price will go lower...

posted on 17 Dec 2011, 18:10

17. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


So what? Does this proves your point above? Answer No. LAME I sure hope trolling is not job related because you might end up fired nice try tho

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