Google has announced via its developer blog an update to Android 4.0.3 that will bring optimizations and bug fixes along with new APIs. This update is also considered to be the base version that will be pushed by third parties on production phones and tablets in the weeks ahead.
The very first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus, had just launched yesterday on Verizon. New owners of the device were immediately prompted for an update to version 4.0.2, which brought improved mobile hotspot functionality, optimized 3G/4G data connections and more.
Today’s update to version 4.0.3 brings more optimizations but also additional APIs that allow developers to tap into Contacts, Calendar, and camera capabilities such as video stabilization. Additionally, there are some improvements in graphics, database, spell-checking, Bluetooth, and more.