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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Verizon Galaxy Nexus updated to 4.0.2; factory image released

Today’s a great day for Galaxy Nexus users on Verizon. Not only do you finally have the phone of your dreams in your hands, there’s good chance you’ve already seen an update that makes it even better.

Android 4.0.2 is rolling out for the the Verizon Galaxy Nexus in order to tackle some data issues, among other things. Weighing in at 10.6MB, software build ICL53F includes the following changes:

Device features

Optimized Mobile Hotspot when used with VPN Optimized 3G/4G data sessions for faster response times Fixed an incorrect notification that “data was disconnected due to roaming” WiFi now automatically reconnects when returning to a known Access Point Improvements to special visual effects feature when using front-facing camcorder Visual improvements to the lock screen

Email and Messaging

Fixed an issue where some email attachments would not open correctly

Apps and Widgets

DivX support has been removed and will be supported in a future upgrade Improved audio volume in Google navigation turn-by-turn directions

For the most part, the changes listed are pretty straightforward. The only bad thing is the loss of DivX support for the time being. But as Verizon has said, it will be brought back with another update in the future.

Users have reported that it only takes a couple hours for the update to 4.0.2 to hit their handsets, so if you haven’t seen it yet, just sit tight. It’s coming soon.

In other Verizon Galaxy Nexus software-related news, Google has already hosted a factory image for the device. Released just for those who will “be looking under the hood of their shiny new Galaxy Nexus,” you can download the image from the Google Groups Android Building page here. In the words of JBQ, “happy tinkering!”

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