Yesterday, we told you about that leaked official Android 4.0.4 ICS update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. We don’t really know the exact time as to when this new firmware will be released but it seems that it will be out before the end of this month. And while we wait for that FOTA update, French mobile SFR leaked that the official Android 4.0.5 Ice Cream Sandwich for the GSM version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be out next month.
There’s no clear statement that could reveal the details of the said update but the site did reveal that the new firmware will be rolled out via OTA this coming March. Surely, this news will delight those who just bought the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus while those with carrier-based handsets will have to wait for a couple more months. Even so, we haven’t heard any word of confirmation from Samsung. Oh well, we’ll eventually know if the said Android 4.0.5 update will indeed be released next month. As of now, we’re hoping to see a leaked version of that final build.
As you’ve already heard, Android Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest version of Google’s famed Android OS. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the first smartphone to run on Android ICS. Thus, it is quite anticipated that its firmware will be updated. But it’s not just the Galaxy Nexus. Samsung intends to update the Gingerbread-powered Samsung Galaxy S II by the end of this quarter. The Galaxy Note with large 5.3 inch display will also be upgraded to Android ICS.
We still don’t know what to expect with the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich. But definitely, it will improve your smartphone’s performance and it will be loaded with a bunch of new features and system enhancements. Now, all that you need to do is to be a bit more patient.