The Galaxy Nexus is arguably one of the most popular Android-based smartphones of the past few months, offering a “pure Google experience”, a very nice design, and some pretty strong hardware under the hood.

Sprint’s own take on the Nexus came a little bit late to the show, but it still managed to sell like hotcakes, as we reported a couple of weeks back. Unfortunately, just days after its official release, the handheld managed to disappoint many of its adopters, coming with a very annoying bug.

Many users experienced problems with connecting the device to Sprint’s 3G network, which was a huge slip-up and a major annoyance. Fortunately, the carrier moved really fast and, just days after the bug was reported, they released an update for the Galaxy Nexus.

The FD02 build is automatically pushed out as we speak to Sprint Galaxy Nexuses all over the country, and most of you should have already received the new software package over-the-air. If you haven’t been prompted to install an update by now, you need to either get a better Wi-Fi connection, or check for the FD02 build manually in the phone’s settings menu.

If this doesn’t work either, it means that you’re still on the waiting list, so have a little patience and trust Sprint to update your handheld as soon as possible.

The initial feedback seems to be more than positive and most users who have installed the new software build are saying that their connectivity issues are now a thing of the past. The update also comes with a couple of Google Wallet tweaks and the official new Android version is 4.0.4.

While Sprint is to be criticized for having the bug on the Galaxy Nexus in the first place, we can’t help but admit that the carrier has moved really fast and has done everything possible to satisfy its users. It’s obvious that Sprint really strives to bring customers the absolute best experience you can have with an Android 4.0 handheld these days.

I hope that you’ve all got Sprint’s update by now and you’re finally starting to enjoy playing around with your brand new Nexus. If you haven’t or the update is not what you expected, drop us a line in the comments section and maybe the carrier will be listening!