I've had 4.0.4 for a few days now, and can say while things appear to have improved, my device still has issues. Have already experienced several dropped calls, loss of data connection, and complete mobile network disconnect
Since yesterday I have dropped a few calls and text take a while to send. It has been better than it was though. I am just about at the end of my rope with this phone. I am ready to give this up for the Maxx.
I was eagerly waiting for this update to fix the reception dropping issues.....and to my dismay it still drops. I was told this was the fix for it. My wife and I both have the galaxy nexus and both were updated to 4.0.4 and we are still experiencing the reception issues where we cannot make a call or text for about 5 to 10 seconds.
I'm fairly certain that a batch (who knows how large) of phones was shipped with faulty radios.
I for one have never had a problem with my phone's connection except for maybe a slow handoff between 3G and 4G, but that was fixed with the 4.0.4 radios.
A friend of mine had a device that would constantly lose its data connection. Text messages would fail, phone calls would drop, etc.
Verizon told him that an update would fix this, but I manually updated his phone to 4.0.4 a few months ago and the problem persisted. We reset the device to stock and had him swap it out for another device.
Since he got a new handset, he's been problem free.
So if you have issues with your data connection dropping I can almost guarantee your hardware is faulty. I suggest you demand a replacement from Verizon. It's likely that it'll be a refurb but that's not a problem, the phone works great if you have working hardware.
Okay.... Really was hoping the update was the fix.....it wasn't. So I called Verizon ....which was very helpful and has shipped me a replacement. Crossing my fingers hoping this will be the reception fix. I will update my findings later this week when I get the replacement phone.
Just don't go past your 14-day return period. I'm glad I got rid of my Nexus for my Rezound. ICS is nice, but it's not THAT big of a difference over Gingerbread.
Nope and my issues got worse. They have swapped my Sim card and sent me a replacement. Still nothing has helped. And its not like I'm in a rural area. I live right outside of NYC.
I updated 6/2/2012 my device has never had issues with data connection or text but I do have the dropped call issue. the update has not resolved this issue for me. I have been calling Verizon once a week since March and they have replaced the handset twice and sim card once. I am finished with this device. I'm going to demand a Rezound or Razr Max. Enough is Enough!!