We have some important news for those of you that have just picked up a new 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus from Verizon or plan to do so this weekend, as it has been confirmed that a software update will be available at launch, bringing the device to the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich – Android 4.0.2.
We previously gave you rumors that the Galaxy Nexus would be updated to Android 4.0.2 before launch after this version was shown in a few leaked screenshots. However, we have now learned that new Galaxy Nexus owners will receive the update after two hours from when activation is first made.
An official update document has been obtained by Droid-Life, and it lists the changes that have been made from Android 4.0.1, with the most significant feature perhaps being improved 3G, 4G data support and also enhancements to WiFi connectivity as well. The update size will come in at 10.7MB and will also bring your handset to a new build identified as ICL53F.
Other changes in the update include improved audio volume in Google navigation, visual improvements to the lock-screen, WiFi automatically reconnecting to a known access point, improvements to email attachments so they open correctly and more. You can see the document in full with the list of changes here.
We mentioned above that this update will appear two hours after activation, but we’re hearing that some of you may get it sooner than that – even within 30 minutes of activation in some instances, which is great. If you recently activated your Galaxy Nexus on Verizon and received the 4.0.2 update, let us know how long you had to wait.
For those that do have a handset already – was the long wait worth it? Is the Galaxy Nexus the best Android handset hands-down in your opinion, or are disappointed by certain aspects?
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