There is word going around that a handful of Galaxy Nexus users on the Verizon Wireless network have received the Android 4.0.4 IMM76K update, and according to Droid-Life, a reader of theirs noticed that this particular update appeared for installation earlier in the morning on a replacement handset that he received over the weekend. The same reader also claimed that he did not root his device, and it was running on stock Android 4.0.2 prior. The image that you see on the right shows off the kernel’s date in addition to a newer build number, so it might be doctored, or the real deal after all. There were whispers of an early May release for this particular update, and since it is the first day of May, it might make sense after all.
Not one, but more owners of the Galaxy Nexus from Verizon have already confirmed the availability of such an update, so it is more or less unofficially confirmed that something like this is the real deal. The update has since been discovered to be 39.8MB in size, so make sure your Galaxy Nexus has at least that kind of storage space before you perform an installation and updating process. Just remember to make a backup of your precious data files beforehand!