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#1 +techbeck

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 00:10

Let the crazy talk and restoring to stock Ice Cream Sandwich begin because we are now hearing Verizon is beta testing the next update for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Yes this is Android 4.0.5 according to @Black_man_X, a man that needs no introduction in the world of Android. We saw version 4.0.4 leak back in January but it never officially was released by Google or Verizon.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard reports of Android 4.0.5 Ice Cream Sandwich either. It was leaked for the Nexus S in early February as coming in April, not to mention a few days ago rumors were churning regarding that update landing in the next few weeks. According to Black_man_X version 4.0.5 is being tested and currently runs great on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

His comments suggest 4.0.5 will fix tons of problems, although he was very vague on what is different. He did however confirm to us that the UI and launcher appears to all be the same, and the update mainly fixes internal things and some reboot issues. Ice Cream Sandwich version 4.0.5 for the Galaxy Nexus appears to fix audio reboot issues, battery life problems, data falling alseep, and will most likely have new radios. I’m hoping for some enhanced 4G LTE signals but that probably wont be happening.

If all goes well Verizon and Google should start pushing version 4.0.5 to the Galaxy Nexus in early April. Looks like we only have a few weeks to wait.


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#2 ObiWanToby

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:31

I am eagerly awaiting these fixes for my Galaxy Nexus. Was hoping 4.0.5 would be out this month. There are a few bugs that are just annoying. They keyboard can be suttery at times, bettery life is so so, and the signal is odd (LTE handover especially).

Great phone though. It is light, fast, and appears well built.

#3 still1

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:39

I am eagerly awaiting these fixes for my Galaxy Nexus. Was hoping 4.0.5 would be out this month. There are a few bugs that are just annoying. They keyboard can be suttery at times, bettery life is so so, and the signal is odd (LTE handover especially).

Great phone though. It is light, fast, and appears well built.

This update should fix all the issues u have listed... GN is a great phone and i like the phone... i have plans to buy a new phone and probably would be GN.

#4 firey

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:47

My sons mother has a Galaxy Nexus. She gets poor battery life (nearly worse than my Atrix which is OC'd), random reboots when texting or on facebook. Her phone will randomly enter airplane mode, or data will just shut off. She also has times where her phone will enter a bootloop and the only way to fix it is to do a factory wipe. I'm hoping that 4.0.5 will fix all of the above, as I know the current issues really frustrate her, especially as someone new to the world of Android.

#5 still1

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:58

My sons mother has a Galaxy Nexus. She gets poor battery life (nearly worse than my Atrix which is OC'd), random reboots when texting or on facebook. Her phone will randomly enter airplane mode, or data will just shut off. She also has times where her phone will enter a bootloop and the only way to fix it is to do a factory wipe. I'm hoping that 4.0.5 will fix all of the above, as I know the current issues really frustrate her, especially as someone new to the world of Android.

This issues u have listed is the worst case scenario in any phone... I have few friends who own Galaxy nexus but none had any issues like this...
I am sure u bought a defective phone.. this is like one in a million scenario...

#6 firey

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:10

This issues u have listed is the worst case scenario in any phone... I have few friends who own Galaxy nexus but none had any issues like this...
I am sure u bought a defective phone.. this is like one in a million scenario...


Yea, I was the one that sold her on the Nexus,. and I have had my atrix basically since the Bell launch. I wouldn't trade my phone for anything at this point. I will stay with Android for as long as it is around I feel. I had read online about the issues she was seeing, and all of the above has been seen by others. Apparently there was a bug in how 4.0.3 handled memory, and it could easily become corrupted (the resets). Using facebook and sms would cause memory corruption due to the caches on them.

As for the boot loop, I found out how to fix it by googling, another thing that quite a few people have seen, again it links back to the corrupt memory causing settings to become corrupt. Think of it like an overflow exploit, except there is no exploit, just memory blocks becoming not what they should be. If 4.0.5 doesn't fix the problems, we will take it back for sure. It's fully covered by all warantees, as I haven't rooted her phone or anything.