Google Nexus S tethering problems fixed with Android 2.3.6

By Peter Chubb - Sep 28, 2011

The release of the Samsung Nexus Prime is fast approaching, but that does not mean to say that support for the Nexus S has stopped. The handset has been suffering with tethering problems, so you will be pleased to know that this issue has been fixed with Android 2.3.6, yet another incarnation of Gingerbread.

What we love about this handset is how you do not have to wait for the update, as it is an OTA and comes direct from Google. The reason for this is due to the fact that it is a stock device, so does not require a third-party UI, which is the biggest reason for OS update delays – hence the reason for the delay of the HTC ThunderBolt. The update was made available to Nexus S customers yesterday

ZDNET states that there is a not a huge deal of difference between 2.3.6 and 2.3.4, apart from the tethering issue the update also fixes a bug that was found in voice-search – something that has been a constant issue for the iPhone since it was first introduced into a later version of iOS. We just hope that Apple improve on this feature massively, as it is small things like this that allow Android to keep on beating them in terms of features and sales.

We expect this to be the last update for Gingerbread, as Ice Cream Sandwich is not that long away, release is said to be either October or November, which should coincide with the release of the Nexus Prime. What makes the new version of Google Android so important is how it will finally bring both smartphones and tablets together.

It will be interesting to see if this second attempt of Android 2.3.6 will fare better than the previous try. Have you downloaded the new update, if so please let us know your thoughts?

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  • I have the Nexus S with the  2.3.6 (GRK39C) and I have lost the most important feature to me. Being able to tether from construction sites with my laptop. I have only found info to upgrade from 2.3.4 (GRJ22) to 2.3.6 (GRK39F). I need to be able to upgrade from GRK39C to GRK39F to solve my problem. What should I do?

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  • RabidRotty

    Yea I think everyone knows that the Nexus One and the Nexus S, since they are both pure android phones, gets their updates OTA straight from Google.