Verizon Finally Releases Android 4.0.4 Update for their Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Google could never have "officially" supported our phones. They believed they would have more cooperation from Verizon than they have received. Google doesn't have access to the CDMA binaries because of patents so Verizon MUST sign the binaries for an OTA to give us calls/data access. The reason Devs can take updated source from Google and compile it into a working ROM is because they use the original signed binaries.
So,whats the difffrence in the Nexus(CDMA)and Apple(Iphone CDMA) which gets updates from Apple?No interference from VZW.Plz forgive,just tryin too understand all this.
 
Google could never have "officially" supported our phones. They believed they would have more cooperation from Verizon than they have received. Google doesn't have access to the CDMA binaries because of patents so Verizon MUST sign the binaries for an OTA to give us calls/data access. The reason Devs can take updated source from Google and compile it into a working ROM is because they use the original signed binaries.
Im really understanding what people mean when they say,this is not a true Nexus phone.
 
So,whats the difffrence in the Nexus(CDMA)and Apple(Iphone CDMA) which gets updates from Apple?No interference from VZW.Plz forgive,just tryin too understand all this.

This is where my knowledge runs thin. I'm not sure how Apple goes about the updates as I've never had an iPhone. Apple doesn't really take any crap from carriers though so I'd assume it has something to do with the carriers (like VZW) being willing to bend over backwards for Apple. If Apple says they have an update they want sent out, I bet VZW wastes no time in approving that sucker.
 
This is where my knowledge runs thin. I'm not sure how Apple goes about the updates as I've never had an iPhone. Apple doesn't really take any crap from carriers though so I'd assume it has something to do with the carriers (like VZW) being willing to bend over backwards for Apple. If Apple says they have an update they want sent out, I bet VZW wastes no time in approving that sucker.

No 4G involved either so that may make a diff.
 
How do we even know that vz sent the update out? Has anyone received it yet or did they send something out?

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This is where my knowledge runs thin. I'm not sure how Apple goes about the updates as I've never had an iPhone. Apple doesn't really take any crap from carriers though so I'd assume it has something to do with the carriers (like VZW) being willing to bend over backwards for Apple. If Apple says they have an update they want sent out, I bet VZW wastes no time in approving that sucker.
I disagree on the knowledge runs thin.Thats the jest of it all-Apple takes NO crap from carriers and VZW bends the rules for Apple and I respect them for that.So I wonder,what did former Pres of Google(the one who sat under Jobs)learn from the Teacher while he Graced him with his presence?Thats the stance he shouldve taken with VZW.Like I said,I wouldve perfered Goggle not allow VZW too sell Nexus if they were gonna do this.I couldve delt with AT&Ts service,in exchange for timely updates.
 
I figured this out. Since the phone is unlocked they expect us to use it how its meant to be used. Root and hack. They figure we can update it ourselves. My conspiracy theroy

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I figured this out. Since the phone is unlocked they expect us to use it how its meant to be used. Root and hack. They figure we can update it ourselves. My conspiracy theroy

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Ill say this,Its not a crazy thought.Knowing them,they probly are thinking that.
 
I'm pretty sure that droidforums is a little confused about the status of the 4.0.4 update. Google has put the IMM76K update on their update server for us to download and go through the trouble of manually installing. This is very different than an OTA. I sincerely hope that somebody can convince me that I'm wrong because I am hitting the system update button... frequently.
 
My question is will this break google wallet? Should we just update or go into google wallet and wipe data before installing update?
 
My question is will this break google wallet? Should we just update or go into google wallet and wipe data before installing update?

I've had no issue since upgrading to the official 4.0.4 several weeks ago. That said, it couldn't hurt to reset wallet beforehand.

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So,whats the difffrence in the Nexus(CDMA)and Apple(Iphone CDMA) which gets updates from Apple?No interference from VZW.Plz forgive,just tryin too understand all this.

Verizon DOES interfere with Apple. That is why the CDMA iPhone 4 never saw an iOS 4.3 update and was stuck on 4.2.x until 5.0 came about.
 
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