The latest version of Google Android is on its way to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Google also recently started offering Android 4.0.4 software updates for Motorola XOOM tablets and Samsung Nexus S smartphones.

The software should be available soon for other devices… and independent developers will likely start basing custom ROMs for a variety of phones and tablets on the new software soon.

Android Open Source Project

Google hasn’t released an official list of changes in Android 4.0.4, but some people have been using leaked builds of the operating since February, and they report improvements such as:

  • Faster performance
  • Quicker auto-rotation
  • Battery statistics are reported more accurately
  • Smoother transitions from 3G to 4G networks

Motorola also says XOOM users should see Microsoft Exchange improvements, image and camera quality improvements, and a new setting to determine whether the power button immediately locks the device.

via Droid Life

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