With the release of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus happening today, many users will most likely find that, upon the very first boot of the new Android 4.0 ICS smartphone, that they will be prompted to install an update immediately. Droid Life found that Google has already started to release another firmware upgrade for the Galaxy Nexus. With this update, it brings the Google OS to the latest version: Android 4.0.2.
Like the previous update to Android 4.0.1, this update does not seem to do too much for the OS or change it in very significant ways. It appears that the Android Ice Cream Sandwich v4.0.2 upgrade will bring enhanced stability to the Nexus and maybe some minor bug fixes, but official word will probably not come from Google until more devices are promoted to receive the upgrade.
Some have speculated that the upgrade my include Google’s NFC payment app, Google Wallet, functionality, but that doesn’t appear to be the case at this time. Verizon has stated reluctance to the Google Wallet app due to the network creating their own NFC system and stated that Google Wallet will not appear on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus because of security concerns but that isn’t to say that Google doesn’t plan otherwise.
It should be noted that these upgrades are not for the international HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus and are only for the Verizon LTE version of the device. There has been no official word from Google or any international providers on when the Galaxy Nexus may be upgraded for international devices.
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