Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Verizon receiving its first update hours after activation

One of the best parts of a smartphone is the over the air (OTA) updates. Not only are they an easy, quick way for owners to get access to new, more stable software, but it’s a way for manufacturers and carriers to fix issues with a phone once problems become known. Plus, in some cases, it’s how we get a new version of our favorite mobile OS, and that’s awesome. If you picked up a Samsung Galaxy Nexus today, you should expect to get an update notification a couple of hours after you activate.

The software update will bring your version of Android to 4.0.2. The update is meant to fix a few issues with the phone, which most owners won’t even notice before the update lands. Here’s the list:

    Devices 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 not automatically reconnects when returning to known access point
  • Improvements to special visual effects feature when using front-facing camera
  • Visual improvements to the lock screen
  • Email & Messaging

  • Fixed an issue where some email attachments would not open correct
  • Apps & Widgets

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

Obviously some of these things would be noticed by more than a few folks out there, while some of the other issues will have gone unnoticed. Luckily the update is due to land on your phone soon after activation.

via PhoneDog; Verizon; Droid-Life

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