Whats up with the lack of updates?

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by hydro556, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. hydro556
    Offline

    hydro556 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I dont plan to root my Nexus, and I know that is one of the main draws for this phone.

    The other main draw is quick updates for this phone because it is a Nexus. That was one of my driving reasons for buying this device. But, there have been no updates. Does anyone know what is going on?

    My phone has been performing great, and I love it, but I would love some upgrades. Why are there no updates, other than if you root?
  2. GalaxyFlatulence
    Offline

    GalaxyFlatulence New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2011
    Messages:
    833
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    there was an update on the day of release. i'd say that was pretty quick.

    the next is supposed to come soon.
  3. ShinyTop
    Offline

    ShinyTop New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2011
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Please, the one on release cannot be considered an update. We are looking for an update to address the issues experienced since then. But then, I am sure you are aware of that.
  4. dezymond
    Online

    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,878
    Likes Received:
    624
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    4.0.4 is believed to be out fairly soon according to speculated release dates of past. However, no one knows for sure
  5. x25064
    Offline

    x25064 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    607
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Verizon update their phones? Lawl.

    One of the most frustrating things about the gnex is the lack of updates. I would have thought being a Google phone that it would get updates for every problem it encountered. The nexus s gets more official support than the gnex sadly.
  6. GalaxyFlatulence
    Offline

    GalaxyFlatulence New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2011
    Messages:
    833
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    say what? the first update brought the phone from 4.0 to 4.0.2 ICS. but then i'm sure you're aware of that.....:blink:
  7. dezymond
    Online

    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,878
    Likes Received:
    624
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Been alot of threads on this topic lately. Just keep an eye on the news section or a thread regarding someone getting it. Patience peoples
  8. patmw123
    Offline

    patmw123 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,663
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Or install 4.0.4 now :biggrin:. I'm running the 4.0.4 OTA without root so I can rent movies. Its great.
  9. dezymond
    Online

    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,878
    Likes Received:
    624
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Pat you already know it's not the rooted/ROMd users making these threads lol
  10. droidbionicmaster
    Offline

    droidbionicmaster New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Messages:
    468
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    One word will tell you why. Samsung

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using DroidForums
  11. x25064
    Offline

    x25064 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    607
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yeah but then why is the nexus s getting so much love?
  12. reggie14
    Offline

    reggie14 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2011
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I really expected another update by now. We're almost three months in and there hasn't been an update since release day. For any other phone that wouldn't be surprising, but since Galaxy Nexus users are almost beta testers for ICS, I expected an update within one or two months of release.

    <wild speculation>
    I suspect there's a few things going on. First, I know Google has been testing internal ICS builds for the Galaxy Nexus. I'm guessing they haven't gone smoothly. Second, maybe the Google Wallet thing pulled some of Google's Android developers away. I don't know how separate they keep the OS guys from the app guys, but I bet there's some overlap. Third, if the rumors are true, some other phones are going to see ICS updates starting this month. Google might be prioritizing fixes for those phones over incremental improvements on Galaxy Nexus. There's been some complaints from handset vendors that Google doesn't provide that much help to handset vendors besides whoever gets the Nexus phone. Maybe they're trying to mitigate that.
    </wild speculation>
  13. tgyberg
    Offline

    tgyberg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    3,818
    Likes Received:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Yea, it's Samsungs fault! lol
  14. akhenax
    Offline

    akhenax Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,130
    Likes Received:
    108
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    NY
    How did you get the 4.04 OTA update, when there is no 4.04 OTA for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus?
  15. jntdroid
    Offline

    jntdroid DF Super Moderator Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    6,437
    Likes Received:
    292
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    TX
    Sprint.

    Forgive the conspiracy theorist in me, but I find it hard to believe Verizon will let these updates to the Gnex go through free and clear with little/no say from Big Red, no matter what they say.

    *takes off tin foil hat*

    :biggrin:
  16. patmw123
    Offline

    patmw123 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,663
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Several people on various Android-based forums reported to have received the 4.0.4 OTA update. This is where the "leak" came from(I'm pretty sure P3Droid just added root to the pulled .zip and changed the kernel name to read "P3Droid" for publicity). XDA, AndroidForums.com, and atleast a couple other popular forums had users report that they had received the 4.0.4 OTA. Now, the OTA can be found all over. I used the pulled .zip from XDA to install it. See the link below.

    OTA Update IMM30B 4.0.4 - xda-developers
  17. Htown315
    Offline

    Htown315 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    456
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Syracuse N.Y.
    Pretty sure we all know he meant "4.0.4 leak".
  18. patmw123
    Offline

    patmw123 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,663
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    No, I mean OTA as in over the air. I didn't receive the OTA, but I installed the pulled .zip that came from someone else's OTA update. There is no difference.

    A pulled OTA is not a "leak" in my opinion. Regarding the 4.0.4 update specifically, P3Droid released his rooted "leaked" version before most people even knew that an actual pulled OTA existed. I think this is where people got confused.
  19. patmw123
    Offline

    patmw123 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,663
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Samsung doesn't control updates for the Galaxy Nexus. It could easily be Verizon's fault, or even Google's, but it certainly isn't Samsung. Maybe your expertise could be used better in the Razr forum.
  20. sbenson
    Offline

    sbenson New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,370
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Virginia/DC Metro Area
    Don't blame Samsung and don't blame Google. You knew what you were signing up for when you joined Verizon. This is 100% Verizon holding this back. Their "bug testing" always holds updates back.

    I'm running the 4.0.4 leak and it's been flawless so far. Far better than stock 4.0.2 and far better than the 4.0.3 source builds. There's no reason this update shouldn't have been pushed to users. With that being said, there's a lot of chatter about 4.0.5 dropping this month for the G-Nexus. Take that with a grain of salt.