Late last week, Google officially started rolling out the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, version 4.0.4. Unfortunately, it didn’t include every Nexus device out there. While owners of the GSM-based Nexus S, the GSM-based Galaxy Nexus and the Motorola XOOM WiFi are happily using the newest update, the CDMA owners of the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus were left to wait out in the cold, without an official announcement to provide any warmth.
While it obviously won’t be long before an unofficial ROM with Android 4.0.4 makes its way to the Verizon-branded Galaxy Nexus, it looks like Sprint subscribers with the Nexus S 4G don’t have to wait at all, if they’re willing to load an unofficial ROM onto their device. Over at BriefMobile, there’s a brand new ROM posted, which will update your handset to 4.0.4. BriefMobile adds that this is the official update that Samsung and Sprint plan on rolling out at some point in the future, but obviously there haven’t been any dates revealed quite yet.
Those who have tried it out are apparently pleased with the software, and say that their WiMAX reception has increased. That’s a bonus for anyone under Sprint’s WiMAX coverage, if nothing else. Besides, if you don’t feel like waiting for the official update, here’s your chance to get a taste of what all those GSM smartphone owners are taking part in.