Through all the update woes surrounding the various models of Google’s flagship phone and the resulting criticism, Google and Verizon have been working together to fix it. Slowly. A few people have gotten a notification for a new update on their Verizon Galaxy Nexus. The update, build IMM76K, is based on Android 4.0.4. Keep in mind this is currently a limited rollout, so not many people are getting the update right now. It may be a few weeks before the full rollout begins. Don’t fret, this is how many updates work, and you’ll get yours soon!
There was a huge uproar over the Verizon Galaxy Nexus (and the unlocked model, to a lesser extent) over updates. Until now, all Verizon GNex’s were stuck on 4.0.2. Many said this defeated the point of owning a Nexus device, if they didn’t get the updates as soon as the new versions of Android were released. This wouldn’t be such a big deal, if the Verizon model didn’t suffer from some not-so-minor bugs. The most notable is the screen rotation lag.
Through this whole issue with a Google device not having Google support, Verizon has not said a word. While it’s good to see them finally updating the phone (and hopefully fixing all the bugs without introducing new ones), it won’t stop Android purists from complaining. And they have a very valid point. The updates are slow and do not come from Google. There is no Google Wallet support. There is bloatware and carrier logos. It isn’t even listed on Google’s developer support page anymore, due to the CDMA radio. Is it a true Nexus anymore? Chime in down below in the comments, we’d love to know what you think! Is the update enough, or does it not compensate for a lack of Google’s support?