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

Before you can say
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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17 Comments

1. samda

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 28, 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!

10. torr310

Posts: 1633; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

2. LewsTherin006

Posts: 140; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

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

3. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

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

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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)

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Good to see updates and improvements in constant flow

5. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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...

6. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

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

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

9. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

11. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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?

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

13. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 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.

14. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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

15. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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.

16. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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...

17. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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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