Verizon Galaxy Nexus Update Could Miss the Mark
Yesterday, Verizon approved the Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0.4 update. Today, the carrier confirmed that the bug fix update would be rolling out soon. And sometime in the near future, when the Galaxy Nexus update does roll out, there might just be some underwhelmed owners out there.
After taking a look at the list of fixes and improvements, I couldn’t help but notice that a few major issues that Galaxy Nexus owners have been having seem to have been neglected.
We’ve had several readers chime in asking whether or not the software would fix non-listed issues. Issues like the terrible volume that the Galaxy Nexus has. Watching a movie and playing music is terrible because the sound is so low.
Issues like the sluggish keyboard, especially when its in landscape mode. I’ve had several people write in complaining about that issue specifically and it doesn’t appear as though Google and Verizon have taken care of it, at least not from the changelog.
It does list fixes for freezing and unresponsiveness but in past changelogs, for the HTC ThunderBolt for example, Verizon explicitly mentioned random reboots.
Lastly, it says absolutely nothing about battery life improvements. Again, I’ve seen this listed on many changelogs that the carrier has released.
Now, does this necessarily mean that these fixes won’t be included in the update? No, I can’t say for sure.
We’ve also had a reader named Dro chime in with a comment stating that Verizon doesn’t list all of the fixes on the public changelog:
The changelog does not list all of the issues that this update will fix. Verizon keeps the master list private. The 4.04 update includes better radios for 3g and 4g as well as improved calling. Random reboots and audio issues are also addressed.
He or she could be right, but to be honest, I’ve never known this to be the case and quite frankly, it doesn’t make much sense. Why would Verizon not divulge this so-called “master list” of fixes?
Even if this were to be the case, I am still living in limbo here. Sure, the update promises to address some of the problems I’ve been having, the microphone issue in particular, but it also leaves out some of the peskier bugs that owners like myself have been dealing with.
When I learned that Verizon had approved the update, I was elated. But that elation soon turned to dread when I realized that there were some key fixes missing and that I might have to wait another five months before they get solved.
Let’s hope that Dro is right, otherwise, I might be paying a hefty Early Termination Fee (ETF) soon.
Any other Galaxy Nexus owners feeling uneasy?