Users of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon’s network can now upgrade to Android 4.0.4, the latest revision of Google’s smartphone operating system.
While the update was expected earlier this week, its rollout got delayed, prompting Google itself to release a file to upgrade stock Android 4.0.2 Galaxy Nexus handsets to 4.0.4. Verizon eventually started rolling out its over-the-air update – with Build Number IMM76K – on May 24.
Android 4.0.4 comes with a few interface tweaks, bug fixes and new radios.
The Galaxy Nexus launched exclusively in the U.S. on Verizon in December 2011, while Sprint users followed suit earlier this year. The mobile was the first in the world to ship with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed.
Given the success of the Galaxy Nexus, it’s widely believed that Samsung and Google will continue their partnership and launch the next-generation Android platform on hardware designed and manufactured by the South Korean electronics giant.
Rumors suggest that Android 5.0 – the operating system’s next major revision – would be named JellyBean. While Google has not yet confirmed this, they hinted at the name when they served jelly beans from an Android-shaped candy dish at a media event earlier this year.
JellyBean is expected to have integrated Google Chrome, built-in File Manager, more efficient power usage, keyboard upgrades and more timely updates. Google is also rumored to be planning a lighter version of JellyBean to address the performance problems in midrange and low-end smartphones.
Android 5.0 is scheduled to be unveiled on June 27, at Google’s I/O event in San Francisco.