Owners of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus on Verizon have been quite patient in waiting for updates to arrive for their phones. Granted, they’ve had little choice but to be, as despite the impressions they might have had of the Galaxy Nexus being a phone that would receive quick and frequent updates as Google made them ready, Verizon hasn’t been updating the handset since its release. Reprieve may be just around the corner, as a new rumor claims that Verizon may just start delivering Android 4.0.4 to the GNex tomorrow, May 22.
Tales of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0.4 go back several months, to even before we saw Google make 4.0.4 official and release it to the AOSP. Now that 4.0.4 is out for the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus, there’s been even more focus on Verizon for it to deliver an update to subscribers. We saw signs back at the beginning of the month that made it look like the release might be imminent, but it appears those few handsets that saw the update arrive were all corporate handsets, and it never made it out OTA to the general public.
Today’s rumor comes from a visitor to a Verizon retail store, who upon inquiring as to when the Galaxy Nexus might see an update, was supposedly shown an employee’s computer screen, displaying a note that the update is due to arrive tomorrow.
We’d love to see a screenshot to accompany such a claim (the image above stems from one of those earlier false-starts), so treat its weight appropriately, but Verizon has got to get around to releasing this update sooner or later, right? Well, we hope so, at least, and tomorrow’s as good a day as any; we should know shortly if this rumor has a chance of panning out.