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Android 4.0.3 Announced: Better Social App Integration to Contacts, Camera Capabilities, and Polish

Say bye, bye to Android 4.0.2. In the coming weeks, the Android team will roll out the next version better known as Android 4.0.3. Through the new API that has also arrived, developers will have the ability to integrate their social apps into contacts like Google has done with G+ and Google Talk. You can imagine that this likely means Facebook and Twitter updates showing in you friends’ contact pages as well. In other goodies, apps will now be able to access more camera and calendar capabilities while additional polish was added to graphics, the database, spell-checking, etc.

  • Social stream API in Contacts provider: Applications that use social stream data such as status updates and check-ins can now sync that data with each of the user’s contacts, providing items in a stream along with photos for each. This new API lets apps show users what the people they know are doing or saying, in addition to their photos and contact information.
  • Calendar provider enhancements. Apps can now add color to events, for easier tracking, and new attendee types and states are now available.
  • New camera capabilities. Apps can now check and manage video stabilization and use QVGA resolution profiles where needed.
  • Accessibility refinements. Improved content access for screen readers and new status and error reporting for text-to-speech engines.
  • Incremental improvements in graphics, database, spell-checking, Bluetooth, and more.

More:  Android 4.0.3 Platform Highlights | Blog

  • This never happened. I am still on 4.0.2 (VZW USA) 🙁

  • Barlog

    I bought mine alittle over a month ago and im still on 4.0.2 am i missing somthing ?
    Im still locked and stock. Do i need to be rooted to get this update?

  • Iny

    I hope they fix the laggy auto rotate. 

  • svfd757

    I updated to the 4.0.4 radios and wow, what a difference. Very much recommend upgrading to them

  • Anonymous

    Got my wife a G-Nex that shipped with 4.0.2. How do I upgrade to 4.0.3?
    Using the Settings>About Phone>>System Upgrades does not pull
    the latest 4.0.3. Thanks in advanced!

    • Scott

      Unless you’re rooted, you’ll just need to wait until the official update rolls out.  No word on that yet.  If you don’t know what rooting is, Google it.

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  • miles h

    I haven’t been pushed this yet? has anyone else?  

  • Question about Skype…when I have used it (twice so far), it only video chats in landscape mode, is there a way for it to video chat in portrait mode? I have searched on several sites for the answer with no help

  • ScottK

    Will this fix the keyboard lag when I’m in landscape mode typing, and the 3 second screen transitions when I’m going back and forth between portrait and landscape mode?

  • Anonymous

    We need update for Samsungs poor radio…

  • Stereopc

    This is my first Android device. I never even saw or held the phone before ordering it (which I think was the norm for this phone). Coming from webOS I am really liking what I see so far. They are starting to integrate some of the features of webOS that I really enjoyed and took for granted. ICS is definitely going in the right direction and I am VERY impressed with ICS and this phone. I will be hanging on to this puppy for a while ….. it can only get better! (RIP webOS …. for cell phones anyway 🙂

  • Toonz

    We need updates for the battery life!!

    • Anonymous

      turn off LTE, dim the screen, and buy the extended ($25 at Verizon right now)

  • Anonymous

    I have been waiting to upgrade since July 6th and now I am broke since I spent all my money on Christmas stuff. I sure hope I can get a good deal on the phone in January. I need a better paying job 4 reals!

  • download the pudding camera app, so much better,great picks and never uses your flash,but it wont zoom

  • Anonymous

    Bottomline here YES issues exist from a standpoint of reception issues that will be taken care of. I hit Samsung’s facebook page twice weekly and hit 9to5goole twice weekly and also started hitting verizon’s facebook page as well. Some kind of fix is on the way meanwhile I got verizon to send me a free 2100 mah battery for my troubles plus they deducted 35.00 off my bill which in my world every little bit counts. I have two lines with verizon and just started my service Nov 11th I have always been an early adaptor to smartphones which started June 4th 2010 with my EVO 4G then upgraded to my EVO 3D june 24th 2011. This reception issue is exactly the reason I left sprint after moving to another area and not being able to recieve a strong signal on my EVO 3D after three months I left sprint for verizon. I opened my account with the Lg Revolution which oddly enough held at least 2bars and most of the time was on 4glte but switched back and forth to 3g and 1x often in my house. At least with the Galaxy Nexus I only see 4glte or 3g never 1x but as soon as I walk into my home I can have lte walking up the street then as soon as I reach home it goes to 3g with no signal. My calls are normal my texts are normal this is just a small issues NOTHING TO DISGARD THE GALAXY NEXUS OVER. People are only FOOLING THEMSELVES if they think some SILLY RAZR or REZOUND is going to be your LONG TERM ANSWER. Even with these reception issues the Galaxy Nexus PIMP SLAPS both the REZOUND and RAZR all night long……

  • Azndan4

    They really need to implement smart dialing like in sense or go contacts, or even blur and touchwiz. As of now the dialpad is newrly useless.

    • Anonymous

      try FastCall from the market…..

  • NotoriousNeo

    Hopefully they fixed the performance hit the phone takes when using live wallpapers (phase beam being the exception).

  • my upload and download speeds are incredible,been peggin the meter, ran speed test when I had 4 full bars on 4g and got 34152 kbps on download and 22696 kbps on upload,not sure if anyone is beating this, but….wow  right

    • Anonymous

      Same here. I ran Speed Test with 4 bars on 4G and got 25.7 mbps download and 15.9 mbps upload, which is far faster than I’ve gotten on Wifi (my best being 14.5 mbps download and 4.4 mbps upload)

    • Awoodx

      61 up up 23 down once ..mulitple times in the 45-55 up and 20 -25 down but i live in bellevue washington with quite a few verizon stores and right next door to microsoft so i may have an advantage compared to norm..Love the Galaxy Nexus best phone hands down ..to many haters on this blog this phone is awesome

  • anyone else have this camera problem, when I take a pic its perfect,then the pics goes up to the corner and camera is ready for next shot, when i touch the pic in the corner it comes back to full size and is still perfect, but when i tap it again or just bring it up from the gallery its always darker,this happen on all phones or just mine ? it should stay bright

    • Anonymous

      I noticed this same problem too. It looks alright to me when I post it on facebook and view it from there. 

    • Barlog

      Im glad you said this. I thought it was just me, hopfully they fix that

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