Android 4.0.4 ICS rolling out for Nexus S, Xoom, and Galaxy Nexus

March 28, 2012
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Whoa! It looks like Google maybe saw a few angry comments around the Android ecosystem about the lack of updates because in one huge massive announcement they just made tons of people happy. The update to Android 4.0.4 ICS is rolling our right now, as we speak to multiple devices. Those include the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GSM), Nexus S, and the Motorola Xoom WiFi. Looks like Verizon users of the Gnex and Xoom will have to wait a little longer.

Google just made the official announcement over at +Android on Google+ stating that not only are all three of those devices getting the latest version of Android starting today, but that 4.0.4 ICS has also been merged with the AOSP source tree. This means developers like CyanogenMod and everyone else has full access to the official tweaks and changes to version 4.0.4 and can integrate them into their ROM's.

We are hearing Google has added over 100 improvements, tweaks, and changes to Android 4.0.4 over the previous version 4.0.3 that was only rolled out for a short while. Among those changes we can expect faster screen rotation, better camera support and stability - as well as improved photos, and they've added more support for exchange in the email client. That is just a tiny list of the over 100 changes, and while they all wont be noticeable at face value, you can expect this latest version of Android to be even better and faster.

Android 4.0.4 has already been merged to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and we can expect ROM developers to integrate these new features and changes very soon. The updates should be arriving on handsets as we speak, or just wait for your favorite developer to add the new features. I'd be heading to settings > about phone/tablet > and checking for updates if I were you.

Let us know when you get the update with a comment or two below. Enjoy!


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  • Michael.P

    I am excited. How about rooted Xoom Wifi? Can i still update the 4.0.4? 

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

       rooted yes, but if you’ve changed recovery then no.

    • nooner

      Team EOS on XDA has added 4.0.4 to there custom ROM as of last night, so you can try them to get it now. I’m just waiting till its added into their Cornerstone version.

  • firethorn

    Yesssss…

  • PFS78

    Ugh figures the Verizon Gnex would get stuck waiting…….

  • MarekMotyka

    Why I have still 4.0.2  on my Galaxy Nexus ?

  • http://twitter.com/CoffeeGeek Mark

    Nothing on Mobilicity in Canada yet for the Nexus S. May have to do the same thing I did last time – find the update.zip and do the update myself. 

  • GNexUser

    Still 4.0.1 on my GNex in Canada (yakjuux), really getting sick of the “camera in use” bug.  Not sure if it’s even fixed in this version.

  • nchaka

    Still waiting for any version of ICS on the Xoom 3g/4g!

  • devi

    anyone get this yet…. For Bell Mobility

    • Comp1077

       not yet and I am i9020auckf1

  • Pure_Nexus619

    I Have A GSM Galaxy Nexus Build I9250UGKL1 But Still No Update!!!!

    • Janet Ilidan 0730

      what do we do? im 4.0.2

  • Pure_Nexus619

    GSM Galaxy Nexus I9250UGKL1 T-Mobile HSPA+ United States, Still No UPDATE!!!!! I keep Checking In The Settings But Still No Change!

  • lifeisdriving

    Verizon Galaxy Nexus, I’m on 4.0.4  and I don’t remember updating.  Maybe automatic update last night? 

  • 建兵 江

    none 

  • Denisbilali

    No update…

  • Nicklas

    When i have my Nexus S rooted to 4.0.3 will i have to root it to 4.0.4 also or will it update as normal ?

  • Turier

    Hopefully the update will fix the problem with Google music. The application has not allowed the player to play my music on the SD card. Power Amp is the only player I could find to function properly since the update to ICS.

  • Ieatcarbs

    Been 4.0.4 on my Verizon GNex for a while now. I must have side-loaded it and forgotten.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OAIDU7YQF7YD2V7NDZ6QZN7DGU Andre

    my friênd’s step-aunt mákes $86 hourly on the laptop. She has been wíthout work for 8 months but last month her check was $8784 just working on the ĺaptop for a few hours. Read môre on this web site… LazÿÇash5.cöm

  • Piemaster10013

    still no update for the xoom

  • Aaron

    Got my update just now

  • Someone

    Update happening for my Xoom right now

  • george w

    Update to 4.04 went smooth on my WiFi Zoom.  Tested just a few features, all good. Really would like to know the full set of enhancements, or at least the ones you can really see. Love my ZOOM.

  • Denisbilali

    Still nothing…. Google google….

    • Kalin Maldjanski

       no update for me either .. did it manually: http://andwise.net/?p=275

      • Denisbilali

        Paid 600 € for this device, and to do it manually, thats a shame…

  • sociallysimple

    Just got it.  Somehow the screen seems crisper on the Nexus S… Wish there was a real list of changes from 4.0.3 though.

  • Od312

    Received my update to 4.0.4 today on my Nexus S. I did notice they added YouTube Live on the Youtube app. Battery life is also better! Had my Nexus S for over a year now. Happy as can be until Tmobile decides to get the iPhone

  • Denisbilali

    Wtf google, no update G nexus GSM, slovenia….

  • Jenny Flannigan

    Nothing as yet for Nexus S Vodafone NZ. Any ideas when  it will come to NZ

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TOGCJEK47QGELYQMKNU3PNH5SY Joe

    Nothing here yet, still 4.0.2 on my GNexus

  • Mobilip

    What about Xoom Family Edition … is it part of the list for 4.0.4?

  • Bob

    still no 4.0.4 on my Gnex GSM. Has anybody owning a 
    Gnex GSM actually received the update?

  • Mathias

     GSM Galaxy Nexus 4.0.2. and update nowhere. Come on Google! (Slovakia)

  • Aindow

    Got it here on my Galaxy Nexus, I’m in the UK.

    Rik.

  • Premierpeintre

    Ok pour mon nexus s avec Koodo au Québec !

  • Al

    Just got it on my Xoom tablet. Seems to be running much much better.

    Al

  • http://twitter.com/gabanitin Nitin Gaba

    Just got the update a few minutes ago! Seems smoother and the calendar widget looks nicer but other then that haven’t seen much yet. My contacts are taking forever to resync though which is kind of annoying. 

  • SamJKurgan

    Why hasn’t is arrived on 9020a yet?

  • Art

    Weird. I’m here because over the weekend I got notification of a 4.0.4 update available on TWO separate Nexus S phones. I took no action at the time, as I was not on wi-fi. When I finally got on wi-fi, the notification was gone, on both phones. And… Weirder still.. “check for updates” now says 4.0.3 is the most up-to-date version. On both phones. :-(

  • http://twitter.com/androiddotie Androiddotie

    It arrived here in Ireland overnight

  • Denisbilali

    Originally Posted by purekillforce  

    There is a way to force the OTA update notification. Did it this morning. Takes a few attempts, but it’s so quick and easy.

    Step 1: Got to Settings->Apps->All

    Step 2: Scroll down to “Google Services Framework” and tap it.

    Step 3: Click “Clear Data” (this doesn’t seem to change anything, except the time at which the phone last checked for an update)

    Step 4: Back to Settings->About Phone->System Updates-> Check Now.

    It doesn’t work first time. People have reported it taking between 2 –
    20 tries. Did it for me on my 6th try. Some people reboot in between
    steps 3 and 4 but i didn’t bother.
     

    • Bilabala

      This worked the first time! Ty

    • http://ghostbyte.com/ Morgan O’Neal

      Thank!. Worked perfectly on my nexus on TMO in the US

  • Denisbilali

    I get the update, but the installation dosent start

  • Minksie72

    I had the old version which turned my phone into an expensive but useless brick. I’m going to wait and see how it beds in.

  • Ray929

    I got the update for my Xoom wifi today.

  • GeoHegelund

    Yesss!!! Ive got the update 4.0.4 on my Google Nexus S in Norway! :D

    • Jch4god

      Geohegelund, did you have to do anything to force the download? What version were you running?

    • Jch4god

      OK.  I received the update this morning in Norway.  I cleared the data in Google Services Framework and checked in to Google servers several times.  It worked.  

  • Orderedchaoz

    Just received the update nexus s in australia.. looks pretty cool so far. Just having issues with my korean keyboard not working properly any more.

  • Machine

    ICS 4.04 , update released in Australia
    30 seconds into update on Nexus S, update is aborted
    Good work Foogle

  • Jjack

    Got it here in New Zealand. Did  the clear “Google Services Framework”. Its different will take a bit of getting used to but seems to be working just fine

  • guest

    just got it here in maldives

    • najich

      How did u get it. from maldives

  • bushey55

    Just got the update but now can’t find call forwarding.  Anyone know how to set call forwarding for the Nexus S using Android 4.04???

    • Dawnwoolsey

       go into the phone dialer as if you are making a call, then press the menu button and a settings box will come up, press on settings to open

  • Hanif Jiwani

    ICS 4.04 , update released in Pakistan. File size was 17.9 MB

    Good work Google

  • Roberta

    I just upgraded from 4.0.3 to 4.0.4, still works just fine.  The graphics are even better I think.  If your looking for the call forward, look in the settings of you phone (icon) it’s there.

  • jackle

    got my update OTA yesterday and am like a kid in a sweetshop, it all worked perfectly and it feels like a new phone!  yay!!  love it!!!! 

  • Flyboyustabe

    Hope everyone is enjoying their ICS 4.0.4.  My US wifi XOOM hasn’t even been graced with 7.0.3 yet, as of 6 Apr 12.  WTF?  Nope, not rooted, not anything….factory stock Android 3.2.1.  Stood up , broken hearted, again……

    • Flyboyustabe

       Should have read “graced with 4.0.3″ …  sorry

  • Rschroeter73

    I have the Xoom 3g lte. When is ICS going to be available for it?

  • Jac

    ICS 4.0.4 on Nexus s.
    The OS uses a lot more resources, the recent apps list is a disaster, in the SMS messaging app you can’t see your own icon anymore (your number doesn`t exist), hotspot function needs reconfiguration on connecting devices (i.e. Win 7). Enabling/disabling keyguard via 3rd party widgets is instabil, etc.
    Please give me back my gingerbread :-(

  • Ayul1980

    Already update at malaysia..

  • http://twitter.com/AADarwesh Ahmed A. Darwish

    just updated today! Nexus S

  • John

    Got the update and downloaded yesterday to my Nexus S, my battery was dead shortly after. Plugged it in at the office, went to a meeting after work and it was dead again before arriving home with hardly any use. Everything changed on the phone so it is like getting a new phone. Today it is still killing the battery – hate it,how do I reverse back to previous version?

    • http://www.WildWestSEO.com WildWestSEO

      My battery has been okay, but yes, it was like getting a new phone. ALL of my apps were deleted so I had to re-install those and many of them lost saved data. I’m starting from scratch on Temple Run!!! ;)

      Additionally, I had to re-enter login information to all my external accounts like Facebook, Twitter, etc., etc.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7QRFWUZ7OAV22GTALIW4HT47J4 Me

    WTF Google, call the Gnex a flagship phone and scew over those on VZ (the largest US carrier)

    I think next time (if I stick with an andriod phone) I’ll go HTC or Motorola
    Of course that may depend on what the iPhone 5 brings to the table when it arrives!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7QRFWUZ7OAV22GTALIW4HT47J4 Me

    WTF Google, call the Gnex a flagship phone and scew over those on VZ (the largest US carrier)

    I think next time (if I stick with an andriod phone) I’ll go HTC or Motorola
    Of course that may depend on what the iPhone 5 brings to the table when it arrives!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=580607586 Andrew Penner

    GSM/Rogers. 4.0.2 Yakjuux. Stock from the store. No sign of an update here. Anyone Yakjuux get an upgrade?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=580607586 Andrew Penner

    GSM/Rogers. 4.0.2 Yakjuux. Stock from the store. No sign of an update here. Anyone Yakjuux get an upgrade?

  • William Marsh95

    I just got my upgrade 4.0.4 Google nexus s

  • Rrkhanna

    Got mine in India for my GN, so far so good. Any clues when ICS comes out for galaxy tabs?

  • Karan Y Khanna

    Got mine in India on my GN.. good so far!!

    • http://twitter.com/dreadlord2203 Devashish Chandra

      How did u do the update??? it tells me i’m upto date on 4.0.2 when i try to check for updates on my phone in India..

  • http://www.populardegrees.com/ Life Experience Degree

    This means developers like CyanogenMod and everyone else has full access
    to the official tweaks and changes to version 4.0.4 and can integrate
    them into their ROM’s. 

  • mac

    updated my nexus s to .4 but its been evidentlymuch slower and drains battery power when on wifi. more stable though on browser.

  • Michael Wade

    When will my Android Transformer Prime Tablet get the new upgrade???

  • Dan

    Galaxy nexus,not in Hong Kong still stuck with 4.0.2.Samsung is doing mothing

  • umatripathi

    I just recieved my 4.04 update for Nexus Galaxy phone in Connecticut today; June 5, 2012.
    Uma Tripathi

  • sue

    Just got ICS on my xoom . Runs WiFi and 4G. Android process media now stops running.

  • shekhooraja

    Just got this update on my 7 inch galaxy tab. The overall lags in the interface have increased, the screen rotation also lags now which was OK before, the network reception has improved, phone number recognition without country code has been added, a driving mode has been added to presets but I don’t know that it does, the keyboard has started disappearing while typing, the cursor also disappears while typing, chrome is behaving strange

  • JamesA

    I got my update to 4.04 yesterday for my SG2 on T-Mobile. A lot of the changes are small but nice making the overall feel even better. Keep up the good work to stay streets ahead of Apple!

  • saif jabbar

    Hello I have a Galaxy Nksoz Google holds version 4.0.1 and I want that brought about the new release Can you Terslo the link because the update did not reach any issue and there is no maintenance of the center has efficiency in Iraq