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Android 4.0.2 Rolling Out to Verizon Galaxy Nexus Units

Last week, we found out that the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon would be receiving an update within hours of activation. That update, will apparently be Android 4.0.2 according to the demo unit we have pictured above. A number of sources reached out this morning to let us know that their devices were receiving a bump, and here is your proof. Build number is ICL53F and is newer than the 4.0.1 (ITL41F) that the GSM version has. There may not be a ton of cosmetic changes over 4.0 or 4.0.1, but according to our source, the radio/baseband has changed from EK01 to EK05 which usually means better network connectivity and call quality. Here is a look at the 4.0.1 About screen.

Cheers Jason Kline in Indianapolis!

  • kettle

    So angry, updated my galaxy nexus prime after waiting an hour to just get a new account activated and guess what… it broke!!!

    New 4.0.2 crashed my phone and now i can’t even use Verizon’s network.

  • Loller

    I have a Galaxy Nexus (Denmark). USB-on-the-go does NOT work with mouse/keyboard etc. When will this be fixed?

  • Anonymous


  • STiK

    Hell yeah… The lock this baby up tighter than a nuns cunt update ūüôā

  • Anonymous

    Owwww, they needed to update to 4.0.2 in order for this plastic thing to work lol. I was right ICS 4.0 was a failure come on Google.

    • Anonymous

      meanwhile the idiot software team at motorola can’t even update a single phone without breaking something and adding even more bugs. a phone that is updated directly from google does not have bugs, even if they did they would be fixed immediately, not months later like motorola. i bet you when the razr updates to android 4.0 it will be loaded with bugs, just like the rest of them.

      • Anonymous

        The software team from Motorola have come a long way. We can say that right now we dethroned sense and touch wiz when it comes to skin. You do not want to admit it that Google did not get it right with ICS 4.0 lol. Have fun with your plastic device full of bugs.

        • Why do you say “we”?¬†

          And you know that the Razr will get ICS too, will you still hate ICS then?

          • Anonymous

            Moto will get it right like they did with GB 2.3.5 on the razr.

          • My Razr was plagued with odd behavior, which is to be somewhat expected with a new device.

            Software has a fluid life-cycle that needs to be always moving forward. You should be happy that google is progressing with their code, regardless of what phone manufacturer you buy.

            There is no “getting it right” as you suggest, only improving.

        • Stewie

          What a stupid prick you are. Stay with your Razr, we’ll be in 5.0 by the time they dunb down 4 to work with Blur. I was a moto fan since the V550 but you are not in reality anymore.

          Go troll somewhere else and let people who have been waiting for this phone enjoy it.

        • Anonymous

          Google got everything right with android 4.0. do you not understand this device does not have bugs. you obviously did not read this article, the update is actually an improvement to radio and call quality, no where in this post is anything about ‘bug fixes’¬†mentioned. so you can scratch radio/call quality of off your list of minor nexus faults to whine about too.¬†

          and what is wrong with releasing a software update before the device is even released? because unlike motorola, google actually knows how to release a device fully-functioning and without bugs. i have never used a motorola device that did not have noticeable bugs.

  • troy studnicka

    Gees guys settle down…lol… I have an appintment to go get my nexus tomorow at my local vzw store. I actually called and asked them about if they were going to have the white razor and the rep came back on and says yes the razer and the nexus aill be in stock tomorrow!!
    I have an appointment to pick mine up at 9 am sharp tomorrow..WOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    • Wondering?!?!

      Lucky…I have to wait until Christmas. The next 1 1/2 weeks are going to go by so slow. I can’t wait until i get the Galaxy Nexus!!!

  • Adiehl12

    Funny how they can update a phone before it is even released, but can’t update any of the Motorola phones that were ruined with GB.

    • Stewie

      Why sure they can, the update is tested in house, and the update servers will push it out to any in the “Wild”, so when you turn it on, wait an hour or so and …

  • I’m sure you guys have read enough of these posts but I figured I’d just post my experience. So I called 2 Verizon stores. The first said they haven’t gotten any units and they weren’t sure when it was coming out. The smaller non-corporate store said that it is coming out Friday, took my name and number and told me they’d call me to remind me. So take what you will from my post, just felt like I should share.

  • Anonymous

    So, this is confirmation that the ICS update servers are up and running…..¬† That’s good news for a release……. at some point….

    • That’s the same email sign up page they’ve had for a while.

  • Anonymous

    yadda yadda yadda

  • Anonymous

    How’s this for confusing. There are two corporate stores in my area. Called one (Eau Claire, WI) and sales guy (I forget his name) said “as far as I know it will be released tomorrow or the next day.” Not exactly a confirmation, but not a no either. I then called the other corporate store (Chippewa Falls, WI) and spoke with Steve. He informed that the phone will not be released tomorrow. He said that they usually will receive word 24-48 hours ahead of time regarding the phone’s release. I asked if the lack of this notice from Verizon is what led him to believe that the phone would not be released tomorrow. He said no, it’s not because of that. The reason he¬†saying the phone won’t be released tomorrow is because of the email his superiors sent to the store informing them of this. He said that it is 100% confirmed – the Galaxy Nexus will not be released tomorrow. If for some reason you do not believe what I am saying, you can call the store (715-723-2614) and ask for Steve.

  • Verizon should announce Google’s next phone this year and maybe they will hit the launch date of “end of next year”.

    Google’s next phone will be called the Samsung Galaxy Prime Master Nexus Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious with 2 quad-core processors, 24GB of memory, 128GB of storage, 4MP HD FF, 12MP HD back camera and will support all LTE bands around the world. Definitely deserves the name¬†Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

  • droidman

    It WILL launch tomorrow! Watch and see!

  • RaptorOO7

    So where is 4.1.0 that was supposed send out to testers weeks ago and “improved signal strength”, I certainly hope we won’t be waiting months and months for the next update.

  • My name is on a Galaxy waiting for me tomorrow morning. I love Radio Shack.

    • Mikehen08

      I just called my Radio Shack and they haven’t heard anything yet. She has a conference call at 5:30 est and will call me back if she gets any info

  • Anonymous

    I called my local Verizon store and asked if they will be selling it tomorrow. Without hesitation the¬†representative¬†said yes… So probably tomorrow, I hope. I’ll be there at 9 I know that.

  • Anonymous

    I called 3 vzw stores in PA and not one of them even had them in stock… No hesitation from either of the 3 reps I spoke with!¬† I doubt they were told to deny stock on hand on top of keeping hush about tomorrow… WTF

  • BillyT

    I just went to the local Verizon store to bitch them out about my Bionic STILL dropping data after the OTA. ¬†They confirmed they do have the Nexus in stock but said “we have not received any permission to sell for tomorrow.”

  • JCE

    Just spoke to local store in College Station, TX. They said they are opening at 9 tomorrow and WILL be selling the Nexus “first come first serve”

    • Anonymous

      Are you the guy that was in there looking at the phone when I was there? lol 

      My friend works their and said there shouldn’t be any problem with stock

  • Anonymous

    I just call the verizon store and the rep said that the launch for the white Razr is tomorrow and then when I asked about the Gnex he said that he is now allowed to confirm that tomorrow we can buy it….then I heard a voice in the background bark at him saying that they are not allowed to tell people that yet….fingers crossed!

  • Just got off the phone with a verizon store in Livermore, CA. ¬†They’re convinced the phone is NOT launching tomorrow. ¬†They haven’t received any communication from corporate and several verizon stores I have called within the bay area do NOT have the phone in stock yet (or at least that’s what they’re telling me, who knows if their corporate office is advising them to say that).

    Guess we’ll have to wait another week at least.

  • I just got a call from my friend who works at verizon. they just had a meeting and he said it IS releasing tomorrow.
    not rumors, or anything like that.
    he said for me to be at verizon in the morning at open and he’d make sure i got the first one.


    • i hope ur telling the truth

      • i just hope he is!
        they started getting it in last week and he let me play with one for an hour.
        Such an amazing phone. totally worth the wait.

        he told me I would be the first person he told once he knew a definite date.
        don’t see any reason he’d lie or pull a fast one on me.

        all i know is i’ll be outside vzw at 9am tomorrow.

      • Anonymous

        I have a friend that works there too and he was never told of the Dec 9th release date but he was told it will be released tomorrow.

  • Anonymous

    Everything I can see here on my end (i dont want to give too many details!)¬†suggests that the phone should be released tomorrow. Unfortunately, like everyone else, I’m still awaiting official confirmation.

  • out of curiousity do you think Google will start increasing by whole increments for each NEW OS like Apple? 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

    • Keith Sumner


  • Erkleehoo

    I just posted that I left Verizon and all was good. CANCEL THAT. JUST GOT CALL FROM REP, JUST NOW GOT EMAIL THAT ITS ON HOLD!!!!! 4:50 …. NO NEXUS TOMORROW! from top of the world to nothing in 10 minutes. Thanks Verizon,, YOU REALLY SCREWING THIS UP

  • AW

    My V is store is still acting dumb and wont even give me a date. Been a customer for 10+ years. About ready to switch carriers.

    • tjmonkey15

      No disrespect, but you need to chill out if you are going to switch carriers over this.  It will release sooner or later!

  • xD

    Bugs = Google Wallet

  • Jamaicawind

    Ok so now its starting to look like last week…so much evidence that basically garuntees it will be out in the morning now its just time to pray that it will finally come out….i think all of us tonight should pray to the android jesus that this thing is released tomorrow¬†

  • Anonymous

    can’t wait to deal with server jams and activation errors…¬†

  • Anonymous

    My OG droid is on life support. This phone needs to be out now or else I might just have to go with the Rezound.

    • Anonymous

      NOOOOO Don’t do it! Or use the awesome return policy lol

      • Anonymous

        Actually I was thinking of ordering through Amazon Wireless this time.

    • Anonymous

      Same here! I will hate to see this little guy go but I have to throw it around everytime I try and do anything just to get it working again. I really want the Gnex but if it is not tomorrow I may be stuck with a white Razr….F THAT!

  • Anonymous

    every store¬†I’ve¬†called is claiming not to know anything or have anything…grrrrr

    going to verizon later to order my moms *phone 4s (that what all her friends have, she wants it too)

    gonna butter them up with niceness than BAM! “do you have any Galaxy Nexus in stock?”¬†

  • Kardell

    Verizon are pissing off all that were highly anticipating this phone such as myself,I think we all should NOT purchase it inspite of them NOT releasing it because honestly by now Im sure something even better is on the way in 2012 and this phone is already obsoleted. So no thank you Big Red, since you dont want to release this phone, why dont you just go ahead and keep it forever, we well go ahead and wait on the next big thing. OG Droid hang on we will get there sooner or later.

    • Tim242

      This phone is far from obsolete. It will get updared first. There will always be something better just around the corner. At some point, you have to get something, and be happy with it. No better time, than Nexus time!

    • TheCleaner

      yeah that’s what we all should do… :rolleyes:

  • impact

    I just called my local VZW and the girl said she thought it was getting releaseed tomorrow so I asked her if she was sure. ¬†So, she went and asked the manager and came back and said it had been delayed again ūüôĀ . ¬†I hope they are wrong and it will be released tomorrow but I have a feeling it is going to get pushed back again!

    • impact

      Just called another store an hour away and the guy said it was supposed to launch tomorrow but they just got word like 5-10 minutes ago that it has been pushed back. ¬†He was positive about this. ¬†So it looks like everyone needs to be prepared to wait longer. ¬†I don’t think some VZW would release tomorrow and not others so those of you that have called stores that said they will sale the Nexus tomorrow talked to people that haven’t received the latest information from corporate…

  • Mosskingpin

    I hope this means tonite’s Nexus Eve.

  • Erkleehoo

    II just came out of Verizon, got to play with one, had the update, was told as of right now everything is good for tomorrow. Expecting a small line in the morning, told me to get there early. I will be there! Right here in Tennessee

    • impact

      Which TN store?  I am in Nashville and was told that it has now been delayed again :/

  • Anonymous

    FWIF… just called two Radio Shacks in Manhattan… first played dumb,¬†referred¬†to the end of the year. ¬†Second confirmed they’re in stock but not released to sell yet- ¬†however, did say to check tomorrow or Friday.

    /slight hope

  • OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG (waving both hands)

  • Michael Allis

    HOPEFULLY this means we’re looking at moving forward on the release…

    If not, I’m going to smash my OG droid into a million little pieces out of pure, unadulterated rage.

  • And then Verizon releases the phone tomorrow.¬†

  • Buying mine through a friend that works at Verizon and he said “definitely” available tomorrow and even checked with his bosses to confirm.

  • Just called the 86th St store in Manhattan and was told that they will be selling it tomorrow! W00T!

    • xyzlene

      JUST spoke to Sophia at the store on 86th street. she said as of now the gnex will be released tmrw…. DOUBLE WOOT… thanks Connor

    • Anonymous

      The¬†new 69th & 3rd stonewalled me yesterday…. trying again now – will update with result:

  • Just called my local VZW store (College Park, MD) and asked if they’d be releasing the GNex tomorrow. The rep claimed no release date has been set.

    • Vinnie

      Same from my brother who works at VZW… he was happy to tell me about the Droid RAZR in white though….

      • Anonymous

        Did you reply “Thanks Dick!! ¬†ūüôā

  • ERivera_Goat

    Sweet nectar. ¬†I called a local Verizon store (Tampa, FL) and they said that the GN will be on sale tomorrow, but they won’t know the price until then. ¬†Lady said either $199 or $299. ¬†

  • fartbubbler

    chilhood and lifelong friend that is the manager at a radio shack just confirmed to me that they will have the Nexus tomorrow. ¬†299 on contract, 799 off contract. ¬†belive me or not, I don’t care.¬†

    • Anonymous

      Verizon had the price listed as 650 off contract when I went in and played with the demo unit…. I’d make sure if going that route to buy from them…

    • Anonymous

      My childhood and longtime friend that’s a verizon associate is giving me contract price minus a small chunk. I sure hope yours hooks you up… The world of knowing the right people lol

  • so, let’s assume this is released tomorrow: do orders go live online at midnight?¬† i know no one knows for sure, but i’ve never been looking for a phone on launch day and i’m not sure of how it works regarding the online store.

  • Alex

    What am i supposed to do with this?

  • You all realize that Verizon needs a day to announce release, or “send a press release to announce availability” (qtd in Kellex DL). That day will hopefully be tomorrow, meaning release will be Friday. Just my 3 cents.

    • fartbubbler

      they don’t “need” any lead time. ¬†They abruptly started selling the Droid3 without any notice.¬†

    • Anonymous

      Not necessarily. ¬†They could put out a press release saying “available now”…it’s not written in stone what content press releases can contain.

    • Tim242

      The Rezound’s release wasn’t announced, until the second they released it. They also did that with the Droid 3. It is not uncommon.

  • I feel like I’m paying $299 to be abused.

    • It doesn’t matter whether you pay the $299 or not. You’ve already been abused.

  • UNICORN!!!!!!!!

  • ¬†supposedly that wont be pushed until; launch day

    • Keith Sumner

      Yes obviously, because a phone sitting in a box in the back of a store can’t magically receive it.

  • It’s amazing really, 2 updates for the phone, before there even is a phone released. Amazing. Still can’t wait, I have 2 that will be on hold for me…whenever they are available.¬†

  • Anonymous

    this combined with extended 4g release combined with vzw pushing other products (milky razr, zzzzboard)….. ūüôā

    • Anonymous


  • If you are board go on Verizon’s FB page and read the comments to any post on there. They are awesome. Its like #OccupyVerizon over there. Everyone is posting comments on the GN and spamming the crap out of all their posts. Keep up the good work lol

    • Shelnbay

      I spent about 20 minutes last night liking every G-Nex reference I could find on the Verizon Wireless page and cracked up through the whole thing.  People are just rabid.

      • Yea I think if it doesn’t come out tomorrow people will start riots at their stores lol

  • Anonymous

    I see what you did there.. I’m not getting excited again yet…

    OK, yes I am… I hate your face… Abuse me more please

  • good sign. ¬†fingers crossed.

  • omg yay! wait..¬†

  • Rquellet


  • aka…the removal of google wallet.

    • Jared Kirk

      So tired of the google wallet bs… who cares that it’s not on there!¬† arg ūüėõ

      • Omar Ibrahim

        i dn’t need google wallet aslong as i have android beam.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps what we all have been waiting for.. along with the phone of course..

  • Hopefully this means its ready to go…

    ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† …but probably not.

  • Whatever happened to 4.1.0 being reported a couple weeks back? Was that fake?

    • That went to a dev unit, probably still just testing that.

      • Mikehen08

        Thanks Kellex, I had the same question.

    • Keith Sumner

      Yes, 4.1 is “fake” and will never come out, ever. *rolls eyes*

      • Got a problem? I asked a question, didn’t claim a damn thing. Don’t be a dick.

    • Anonymous

      There was even a release of 4.0.3 as well. Who know’s what each build¬†dresses¬†at this point, I’d be happy to get the damn phone

      • Cool – I missed that one.

  • Anonymous

    I’m set to get one at Verizon tomorrow.

  • Anonymous

    The time is now! Warriors come out and playay!!!!!

  • Mikehen08

    I thought some people had 4.1 on their Nexus? Not 4.0.1 or 4.0.2. Was that only for the GSM version?

  • I went to my Verizon Kiosk and saw a Bionic with 4.0 on it. The rep swore it just appeared there one day. <,<

  • It means that there are only 4.0.2 months left until VZ officially announces a release date. ¬†Weeeeeeee!

  • Anonymous

    Thats a nice looking phone…where can I buy one?

    • Anonymous

      I was wondering the same thing. Wonder why we haven’t heard about it.

      • Anonymous

        How many G’s does it have?

        • Anonymous

          I heard it runs on Verizon’z new 14532G network…with up to 634093294671549MP down and .2 MP up

          • Jason Purp

            Coming to 2 cities in 2012!

          • Anonymous

            I’ll wait for 14533G.You know that they’re going to hype this for a year or so and then replace it with something new.

        • It has the 3g’s and the wifi’s

          • Anonymous

            If it doesnt have motoBlur or Touchwiz then why should I buy it?

          • Carlos

            Because it doesn’t have sense ūüėČ

          • Robert Beier

            Because with ICS you no longer need those.

          • Anonymous

            But what about the premium experiences that only an OEM customization can offer? 

            (since you didnt seem to get it before I’ll be explicit now and say I’m kidding)

          • Fus Roh Dah

            I agree. I love the OEM apps sprint provides. Especially that handy quickoffice app that works for a whopping 7 days before giving you notifications to buy it!

          • Anonymous

            It is a person preference turd.

          • Matthew Rosidivito

            My personal preference turd is the kind that sinks, this way it doesn’t float above the water and stink everything up.

            What is your personal preference turd?

          • Anonymous

            not 100 % right on their mind lol. The geeks are like missing some tools on their head ūüôā

        • it has the wifis¬†

    • Jason Purp

      Do you know how to lucid dream?

      • Anonymous

        I specialize in a very specific type of security.

  • Someone check if Google Wallet is enabled.

  • Andrew Elliott

    i hope this means release tomorrow

  • Anonymous

    Is this the software update that fixes whatever problems were delaying it? Does that mean this can launch tomorrow?

    (Admit it. All of you were thinking it.)

    • Anonymous

      Yes I am thinking it and with good reason lol ūüôā

    • James Friedman

      Yes, problems fixed RELEASE IT!

      • Pasta

        Don’t worry. ¬†They’ll have to stress test the Verizon network to handle the Nexus update process….

        • Anonymous

          According to Verizon they plan to sell about 6 of them so there shouldn’t be any problem with the network handling it.

    • Christopher Heuer

      Thinking this is likely. Hoping it’s true and it’ll actually release tomorrow now.

    • Anonymous

      It has mad bugs android 4.0.

  • Just called my nearest VZW store – the girl I spoke with guaranteed me that I could buy mine tomorrow. I will be there the minute they open.

    So excited.

    • Tim242

      Me too! Ice Cream Sandwiches for Breakfast!

  • Anonymous

    hopefully this is the update that needed to happen before the phone would get released

    • Anonymous

      isn’t that what we all thought when 4.0.1 was release?