The Verizon Wireless branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus is in the midst of getting an OTA update from Google. The software upgrade will update the LTE Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (build IMM30B), and it seems to be rolling out slowly to a small portion of users. Hopefully, if there aren’t any major bugs, it will be pushed to the majority of users over the next few days. Although the version number is only bumped a small fraction, it seems it noticeably improves performance and fixes some well-known bugs. For example, one XDA member states there are speed increases with auto-rotate, boot-up, the web browser, and the recent apps list. Also, the annoying multitouch issue that prevented gamers from comfortably playing some of their favorite Android games has apparently been resolved. Check out the user-created, unofficial change log below.
Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0.4 IMM30B Update – Unofficial Changelog:
- Noticeably Faster
- Android OS bug fixed (in battery stats)
- Long-pressing on a blank spot on the last page of app tray bug is gone
- New Radios. 3G/4G switching MUCH better. Don’t even notice it changing.
- Improved signal strength
- New Power Menu. New from 4.0.2, familiar to those who have used a stock 4.0.3 rom.
- PRIMELA03 Bootloader
- Faster boot up time
- Auto-brightness Functionality changed. Smooth transition.
- Holding down camera button now refocuses again
- Multitouch issue seems resolved.
- Autorotate is faster
- Browser performance noticeably improved
- Recent apps list opens faster
- Miscellaneous camera UI changes
- Increased volume
- Keyboard fixes