Nexus S 4G gets Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 port, will your handset be next?

 

By Posted 21 Oct 2011, 06:17

The Ice Cream Sandwich update train has well and truly kicked off now it seems, as it has been confirmed that the Samsung Nexus S 4G handset is the first phone to receive a working Ice Cream Sandwich port.

The port was confirmed over at Android Central, although it’s worth noting that this is by no means the perfect port, as the build currently has a number of issues to be sorted out first, which is why the user who ported it ‘Beezy’, has yet to release the download to the public.

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Initial problems with the Nexus S 4G Ice Cream Sandwich port include WiFi, cellular data, Bluetooth, audio problems and also there’s some issues with the touchscreen interacting with the Ice Cream Sandwich interface too – so a lot of core features then basically.

Still though, considering that the Android 4.0 SDK only released a few days ago, the process in getting a custom ROM out to other devices has been incredibly quick. We’re surprised that the Sprint Nexus S 4G is likely to be the first handset other than the Galaxy Nexus to get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, but owners of the Nexus S 4G will be delighted with the news.

The question is, will other crafty developers step up to the plate and deliver working Ice Cream Sandwich builds for other Android handsets? We’re thinking about capable handsets such as the Galaxy S II, the Desire HD, Droid Bionic, HTC Sensation and so on. It’s a very exciting time for sure, and we bet that this build for the Nexus S 4G will be available for public download very soon – we’ll be sure to let you know the moment that happens.

Are any of you rocking a Nexus S 4G? If so, give us your thoughts on this initial ICS build – will you try it straight away as soon as it becomes available, or do you think it is a risky move?

  • Anonymous

    I am and always have been an early adapter. YES for me.

  • Meh8036

    Hope the ROM gets worked out soon… Very excited about this. This is the reason people should stick with the Nexus phones :P