On Saturday I arrived in Queensland and when I switched on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus after getting off the aeroplane it suddenly started to do a major operating system dump.After 15 minutes the smartphone rebooted and returned to normal. When I checked to see if there had been an upgrade to Android my phone was still showing Android 4.01 and Kernal Version 3.01.
When I searched the Samsung web site I discovered that Samsung has very quietly solved a problem with sudden signal drops on the Galaxy Nexus. A minor update to Android 4.0.4, IMM76I, gives the phone consistent performance. Some owners have noted another fix for unresponsiveness on the lock screen when automatic brightness is on.
While I had not had any of these problems I did notice that the new HTC One which I was also carrying with me operated significantly quicker than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Samsung said the update should be rolling out gradually over the air to those with a Samsung Galaxy Nexus; however I was unable to verify whether Australia was affected by this upgrade.
Whatever was dumped to my phone was big and at no stage was I asked whether I wanted to approve the download.