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Google Announces Android 4.0.3



Yesterday marked the roll out of Android 4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Well, just a day later, Google has announced that it will be rolling out Android 4.0.3 to phones and tablets in the weeks ahead.

When exactly? Google remained mum on the subject.

The new software, according to Engadget, will apparently be full of optimizations and bug fixes which should make Android 4.0 even better than it already is.

The company also announced several new API’s for developers bringing the API level to 15.

Android 4.0.3

Those API’s include:

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.

Google says that Android 4.0.3 will be the base version of Android and that it will be focusing its partners on it.

We’ll be on the lookout for the update and let you know when it arrives.



  1. Anonymous

    12/16/2011 at 12:39 pm

    I was updating my sdk when they (google) dropped new api’s. I went from 4.0.1 to 4.0.2 to 4.0.3 in 15 minutes..

  2. Chris Clancy

    12/16/2011 at 1:08 pm

    I cannot possibly begin to express how relieved I am that verizon is no longer in charge of update development for my phone anymore… they are the WORST at timely updates

  3. Awxa

    12/17/2011 at 4:07 am

    And I hope for the new update, because 4.0.2 made my Nexus slower…

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