Android 4.0.2 rolling out OTA to GSM Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.0.2 rolling out OTA to GSM Galaxy Nexus
Today has been a big day for Android Ice Cream Sandwich updates. First, we learned that Ice Cream Sandwich has begun its rollout to GSM Nexus S phones, then Google announced Android 4.0.3, which is set to be the baseline version of ICS that will be pushed in updates. And now, the party is continuing with version 4.0.2 which has now begun rolling out on GSM versions of the Galaxy Nexus.

It is a little odd that Google has labeled 4.0.3 as the baseline version of ICS, but the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus are only getting 4.0.2 starting today, but it would seem likely that another update wouldn't be too far behind these. Still, if you have a GSM Galaxy Nexus either outside of the US, or as a US importer who just couldn't wait, you may see this update pop up sometime soon. Early reports had users in the UK and New York seeing the update first, but it's sure to spread. 

Android 4.0.2 is a pretty small update, just under 9 MB, and is cryptically labeled as "bug fixes". The bigger changes are slated for 4.0.3. If you're adventurous, xda has a walkthrough in how to manually update, but it's unclear how safe that is at this point.

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GALAXY Nexus
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.33h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Hopefully they fix the signal strength on verizons.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

this is GSM only? Why is the VZW version being excluded? Is VZW still keeping control over updates? if so, bunk dat. They shouldnt be able to call it a nexus if they can get between google and updates.

3. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Fear not remixfa the verizon has 4.02. If they arent shipped or bought with it installed an update comes within minutes.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

oh cool. i thought it still had 4.0.1 on it. :)

5. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I was also pleased to find out it does have 32gbs of storage. Bummed by the bottom headphone jack tho but oh well its a minor thing.

7. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Before i got the phone i was not looking forward to the bottom headphone jack but now that i have it i kinda like it.

8. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Battery life concerns me that or i use it way too much lol

12. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Im satisfied so far... about ten hours with moderate to heavy use for me. I did pick up the extended battery today because it fits in my normal case so i figured why not.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I cant take it anymore ... PROTO!!! IM GIVING IN!!!! Vibrant ICS rom, HERE I COME! :) :)

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

mmm.. ICS is tastey.. tastes like an SGS1 4.01 sandwich :)

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Like I said the best version of android yet :3

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Lol dont worry im in CM9 for nearly a month ICS is worth it

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Im using a straight port with tweaks for it to work on vibrant. thankfully with the nexus S drivers being released into the wild today, that means I should hopefully see a return of my GPS and maybe extra camera functionality. This stock camera app has no zoom or anything. boo. Other than that, and a few ICS "first adopter" junk like app compatabilities, its running pretty sweetly. Really liking it. almost 10 hrs on first charge and i still got 40% left. Not bad concidering the battery hasnt settled in and ive been using it all day and benching it (but no games or videos)

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