Verizon's Samsung GALAXY Nexus to get Android 4.0.4 update on Tuesday?

Verizon's Samsung GALAXY Nexus to get Android 4.0.4 update on Tuesday?
According to a few of Droid-Life's readers, Verizon tomorrow will be updating the Samsung GALAXY Nexus to Android 4.0.4. The problem here is that Big Red hasn't said anything about the update which makes us a little dubious. One person told the site that a Verizon employee showed him her screen which mentioned the update and the date. Unfortunately, that is not the same thing as the carrier coming out and telling us that the Samsung GALAXY Nexus will be updated to Android 4.0.4 on May 22nd.

It's not like we haven't been here before. Back at the beginning of this month, reports circulated that the Android 4.0.4 update was hitting Verizon's Samsung GALAXY Nexus. At least one display unit at a Verizon location showed that it was running the new updated OS. And while we can't provide you with a changelist without Verizon's usual PDF listing, back in February an Android 4.0.4 ROM was loaded onto a Verizon branded GALAXY Nexus and some of the changes noted included a shorter boot time, louder in-call volume (can't you hear me now?), a bump in signal strength and smoother transitions between 3G and 4G.

If you are an owner of the Verizon branded Samsung GALAXY Nexus, it wouldn't hurt you to let us know on Tuesday whether or not your handset has received the update and what changes you can spot. Simply drop your comments in the box below.

source: Droid-Life

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1. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I thought they had it already...

2. roconnor

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 18, 2010

4.04? I thought that version was buggy and the Verizon Galaxy Nexus was going to get 4.05?


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

4.0.2 is buggy as hell so i doubt 0.4 could be any worse.

4. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

so much for the pure Google experience.. VRZ still owns

5. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

Another statement based on opinion and not fact. The CMMA/LTE Nexus phones/devices will never have the OS updated at the same time as the GSM version. That's a fact of life and has very little to nothing to do with Verizon. Sure, Verizon takes a long time to approve updates that change the radios but the non-free bits of the LTE/CDMA code prevent Google from just dropping it onto a phone.

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I see facts... the Nexus still has the same version so you can sugar coat all you want bottom line is the Nexus brand was different... nice to see you defending what cannot be...


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Gotta give it to gallitoking on this one. Sprint GN has been updated and yet Verizon has not. 6 freaking months of waiting. Constantly rebooting, freezing up, lagging, long restarts, typing bugs, horrible battery life, piss poor signal strength. The list goes on and on. I never should have traded my RAZR for this pos.

27. VZW_blows

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

Yeah, I think cj100750 is right - but the truth remains: We were promised a different experience, and this has been the same old song and dance. No matter who's to blame, we still suffer. Now here's where I differ in opinion with most... I would still suffer with my GN than go back to any of the older phones or even the new RAZR. Every phone has their problems, but this one has been a delight for me. Plus Nova Launcher has made my experience that much brighter... plus, they actually update (lol).

6. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

LOL...yeah right...

7. bobaliscious1981

Posts: 1; Member since: May 21, 2012

I got 4.04 at the beginning of the month but I don't know enough about the system to know what changes were made. Maybe the startup is quicker but I don't start it over often. I surely can't tell anything about signal strength. Its still poor.


Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

signal still drops with 4.0.4 FIX THIS VERIZON WTF!!!

9. aarongzmn

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 22, 2010

I've been running 4.0.4 for a couple months now.

10. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Same, and with AOKP to add. 4000x better than stock. We have features stock phones 2 years from now will have.

12. aarongzmn

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 22, 2010

Im running AOKP also. Best thing ever. That plus Nova launcher = best phone ever.

14. TR0LL

Posts: 41; Member since: May 20, 2012

Im running 4.0.4. Its fine, no bugs or anything. Sim-free version, awaiting for 4.0.5......

15. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

still running 4.0.2, no update available

16. dmbfan42

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

nothing on my end here in milwaukee

17. jlp1111

Posts: 1; Member since: May 22, 2012

Let the bulls**t begin. Lets all eat it up like good boys and girls and spend the rest of the hour searching for more release info followed by clicking update on our phone every hour. Dont waste your time. This phone is flawed just like the original iphone and no software update is going to magically resolve this phones reception issues. Wait for the. Samsung s3.

29. VZW_blows

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

I don't know about you, but the update was there when I woke up. Little later than expected, but there nonetheless. Patience is a virtue.

18. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

@jlp1111- I totally agree with you. If I don't recieve an update to 4.0.4 I'm going to cancel my contract with Verizon and go back to pre-paid Virgin Mobile $55 unlimited everything w/ the new HTC Evo V 4G phone they have. Will be saving $612 a year. ICS OS is over rated anyways.

28. VZW_blows

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

Then why are you sitting here complaining? Go! Switch! Save!

19. ap1989

Posts: 145; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

No update today another bust verizon

20. Droidude

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 04, 2010

No update yet from Verizon on the Galaxy Nexus....all of the GSM versions and CDMA at Sprint have it. It is beyond ridiculous.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yep, NO update. SO shocking let me tell ya. Last time I buy a Nexus, thanks for all the hype and promises. I would rather have a stable Gingerbread phone than this ICS buggy crap.

22. noiseyDroid

Posts: 1; Member since: May 22, 2012

I DID recieve the OTA update around 3pm EST today.

23. jmremsen

Posts: 1; Member since: May 22, 2012

It's Tuesday at 6:30pm and i have not received an update to my Verizon Galaxy Nexus. I sent an email to Verizon customer service complaining about the lack of update and here is the response I received on 5/16/12: "Unfortunately, Verizon Wireless does not control when these software updates are released, they are released by the manufacturer. Which means that we here at Verizon are not able to get this update to your phone any faster than the manufacturer allows. There is a software update that is to be released between the middle and end of May, please keep in mind this is subject to change." No help there.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

It's funny how you get the exact OPPOSITE answer depending on who you contact. The manufacturer or the carrier. But let me tell ya, it's Verizon. Sprint and AT&T both have updated their android phones multiple times to fix bugs while Verizon is very infamous for slow to no updates.

25. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Well lets see, its 7:20pm, May 22nd and I haven't recieved any update.So I called Verizon and spoke with a Rep and they said they are not aware of any OTA update for the Nexus and gave me the bull@*#*@ answer that Samsung/Google are responsible for the update...*if* there is one. I'm SO done with this phone. May 31 will be the death of my Nexus!

26. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

May update! LOL

30. dirtdog1962

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

I was able to manually check and receive the 4.04 upgrade OTA at 0125 earlier today/June 2nd in the VA Beach, VA Area.

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