We earlier heard about the Android 4.0.4 ROM leaks for Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus, and now developer Jean-Baptiste Queru has noted in the “Android Building” Google group that he is pushing the Android 4.0.4 files into the Android Open Source Project. The update will bring a few hundred changes over 4.0.3, although details were not mentioned. Queru says that he doesn’t know the schedule for deployment, “especially in situations that involve additional per-operator customizations done by the device manufacturers and / or in situations that require operator approval prior to deployment.”
Jean-Baptiste Queru says:
I’m in the process of pushing the Android 4.0.4 files (IMM76D) into the Android Open-Source project. This represents an incremental update of a few hundred changes over 4.0.3.
This matches the update that has been sent to a few devices since yesterday.
As usual, the full source history is provided. Also, all changes are merged into the master branch, from where it’s possible to contribute via https://android-review.googlesource.com/
The exact tagged version is android-4.0.4_r1.1
I expect that the push will be done by about 3pm PDT.
This opens the doors for the Android team to resume development of CTS and of the developer tools directly in the Android Open-Source Project.
The matching proprietary files will be available at https://code.google.com/android/nexus/drivers.html by the end of day (PDT). You should note that files related to CDMA devices (Nexus S 4G, CDMA/LTE Xoom, CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus) have not been tested in the context of AOSP. Of course, consumer support for those devices continues unchanged.
I do not know the schedule for deployment to consumer devices, especially in situations that involve additional per-operator customizations done by the device manufacturers and/or in situations that require operator approval prior to deployment.
Jean-Baptiste M. “JBQ” Queru
Software Engineer, Android Open-Source Project, Google.