Google rolling out Android 4.0.4 to non-CDMA flagship devices
0. phoneArena 28 Mar 2012, 22:10 posted on
Earlier, we wrote that not only was the Motorola XOOM WiFi starting to get the update to Android 4.0.4, but also Google released the source code for the update into the Android Open Source Project repository...
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3. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
That is sort of a kick in the balls for Verizon Gnexus owners. Actually, I was seriously considering the GNex because of the fact it was a Nexus device, thus meaning it would receive the update almost immediately after Google was done with it. But, that is a such a downer that they still need Verizon to fondle it forever before they okay it.
4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2703; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Luckily, once Verizon fully moves to LTE and kills its CDMA network, that problem won't exist anymore.
6. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
This'll be a while. You would have to get service in so many more areas. Think of all of the places that you lose LTE service to 3G or even 1X.
10. medicci37 (Posts: 1276; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Tried 2 comment on my Nexus, but still waiting for it to load. lol
11. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
It is not a kick in the balls, everybody with a decent ability to use common sense knew that Verizon would interfere, that's what they have always done and will always do, carriers will be carriers, if what people want is a true Nexus they will get the unlocked international version, simple as that
5. johnny9000 (Posts: 50; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)
As a not so proud owner of a Verizon Nexus I can say this phone has been a constant headache. Such flipping hype over this thing. Constantly loses signal, switch over from 3G to 4G is a nightmare, voice quality is awful, 4G download speeds pale compared to the Razr. Oh yeah, was supposed to get an update to 4.0.whatever back in December, or was it Jan, or Feb? Or March? Now "maybe" April? Oh...okay...
7. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Then sell it bro. I'm running AOKP and this phone blows the f**king doors off any other phone out there. The Nexus was a developer phone in the first place so it's kind of like an insult for you to keep it stock.
8. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1130; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
You shouldn't have to do this to a phone that's suppose to get flagship software upgrade status. Rooting and using all kinds of lavish developer roms is great, but "Qwik" software updates should be what they promised for those that don't flash and wanted a pure Google experience, and fast resolutions to software bugs right away. Not to mention it should perform like butter stock out of the box, and then the Devs do the nasty to make it an exquisite dream phone desired by all and not despised by some. I am a fan and I want this phone for the roms and all Google experience but just saying man it hasn't been what they said it would be software update wise.
14. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
It is expected to be delayed when you are working with a slow-rolling carrier such as Verizon. Verizon is more about making things work as opposed to how fast they can get to you. Take CDMA, it's slower than GSM but it's extremely reliable. Verizon is just doing their normal testing which takes longer than other carriers.
17. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1130; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
GSM may not be faster than CDMA. here's a quote from one of the many sites that refute the speed claim:
CDMA has been traditionally faster than GSM, though both technologies continue to rapidly leapfrog along this path. Both boast "3G" standards, or 3rd generation technologies.
GSM just has better building and mountain penetration based on the way the radio waves travel. Had they did their home work as you say this should not have launched in such a state is many report it.....just saying
13. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Really? The fact that you don't even know your phone CAME WITH 4.0 negates any potential for validity in your post.
15. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1130; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
He knows that you misread what he is saying. He means an upgrade to 4.02 from 4.0 when he says 4.0 whatever.....rofl
12. longhairbilly (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Aug 2010)
This is the exact reason I have been afraid to buy the Nexus on Verizon.
16. chris23 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)
Has anyone gotten the ota for the nexus s yet?
18. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
I ended up doing a warranty swap because my Nexus S wouldn't hold battery and kept saying no update/stuck on Gingerbread. Best Buy said new phone would have it loaded from the factory...they never know what they are talking about though because it wasn't. New one still was saying no update until I tried the checkin number. 126MB download later I got 4.0.4 now. Runs pretty slick, but appears to have the same connection issues Verizon had. I can only connect to 2G/Edge with almost 1 bar where with Gingerbread I got a minimum 3 bars in bad areas. Even WiFi shows half the signal it normally does. Hopefully Google releases 4.0.5 soon.
19. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Well, I downloaded Google's official Stock 4.0.4 and flashed everything through Fastboot. This one works slightly better...says full bars and 3G, but when I actually try to do something it says no connection like the icon is lieing now. Going to complain to Best Buy today. Does the same thing with 2 different SIM cards, so they need to honor their lame extra warranties they sell and get me a different phone.