Wednesday , October 18 2017

Ice Cream Sandwich base version now at 4.0.3


The Android Developers blog has advised that the incremental update to Ice Cream Sandwich has been released bringing the current version number to 4.0.3. So it looks like any of the OHA members or ‘Partners’ who are looking to utilise Ice Cream Sandwich on their devices will be advised to start at 4.0.3 as the base version to start adding their crapcustom skins :

Going forward, we’ll be focusing our partners on Android 4.0.3 as the base version of Ice Cream Sandwich. The new platform will be rolling out to production phones and tablets in the weeks ahead

Google has also updated the SDK to complement this new increment in the OS so if you`re a developer make sure you update your tools to reflect this.

The Developer blog gives some information on what is contained in the 4.0.3 incremental upgrade, some of the new 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.

I got my first OTA update when I turned on my Galaxy Nexus when it arrived which presumably fixed the 2G Volume bug that was found after the Galaxy Nexus launched in the UK. I then received an update to 4.0.2 yesterday and from the sound of this blog Galaxy Nexus owners will be seeing another one of these in the very near future :

 
Source: Android Developers Blog.

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6 Comments on "Ice Cream Sandwich base version now at 4.0.3"

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Matt Booth
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I’m running a 4.0.3 rom on my galaxy nexus, some great improvements to the browser as well as general system improvements. Official OTA release should be even better

Exsonage
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Exsonage

Don’t know how useful this is, but I managed to flash the stock Android 4.0.1 Yakju onto my Telstra purchased Galaxy Nexus without rooting or unlocking this afternoon but still no 4.0.2/4.0.3 update yet

Galahad
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Galahad

bought mine outright from the UK and been running it on Three for 1 week and now Telstra for two – no update to 4.0.2/3!

Mrjoshthomson
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Mrjoshthomson

Hi, i also have one from Telstra and am waiting for version 4.02 or 4.03 …are we waiting on Telstra? There is no bloatware i can find but the market place had a Telstra centric tab (which has now disappeared? Any news would be great

Glenn
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Glenn

Still waiting for 4.0.2 on my Nexus. Got it from Telstra Friday night, came with 4.0.1 as expected.

Lucas Burnett
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im yet to get my 4.0.3 update. Im running stock google android 4.0.2

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