Source code for Android 4.0.4 (AOSP tag android-4.0.4_r1.1), the latest incremental update with "a few hundred changes over 4.0.3," is being pushed to AOSP (Android Open Source Project) as we speak by JBQ, one of AOSP's main sourcerers (yes, I just made that word up).

This is excellent news for any ROM developers compiling their ROMs from AOSP (such as CyanogenMod) - chances are 4.0.4-based ROMs will start appearing very soon, maybe even tonight. Oh, and, of course, it's even more excellent news for custom ROM users (raise you hands).

Earlier today, official 4.0.4 updates got pushed out to the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi and the GSM Nexus S. Hopefully, we'll be seeing a lot more of these official updates in the coming days - JBQ has only given us the standard disclaimer:

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.

Update: The binaries are now up for the Nexus S (crespo), XOOM Wi-Fi (wingray), and Galaxy Nexus (maguro). These are useful for developers - if you're an end user, you probably won't care about them as much.

Source: Android Building

Artem Russakovskii
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    Galaxy S but not Galaxy Nexus ? :(

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Not Galaxy S - Nexus S.

      Galaxy Nexus is right around the corner too, I'm sure. I really think Sprint was waiting for this push to release the Nexus S 4G update too.

  • CuriousCursor

    my galaxy nexus is waiting....

    • NCX

      I think Galaxy Nexus will jump right to 4.0.5 according to BMX, and thats in April (soon!)

      • CuriousCursor

        No, that's the LTE version.

        Hands itching >_<

  • jager

    Any news bout the Galaxy Note? already using AOSP build but would really love an update!

    • Lorenzo in a Benzo

      Galaxy Note is not a developer device.

      • jager

        Sorry dude! The ROM i'm using is a ported AOSP build, hope you can understand my confusion :)!
        Hope you enjoy your update

  • Bug

    "... one of AOSP's main sourcerers (yes, I just made that word up)."

    Naah, you've just forgotten or don't want anyone to know you have read about Ipslore's son Coin... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sourcery

    (And if you haven't read that book, do.)