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Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich release nears as testing commences

All the talk of the Google Nexus range in recent weeks has been about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and its issues with sound problems, and when the device will finally see a release in the US. Today we have news of an older model the Nexus S, and that Ice Cream Sandwich testing has commenced before release.

According to an article over at Android Police Google employees have been receiving the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system as an over the air update for their Nexus S. This is done so any issues with the software can be found and ironed out ahead of an eventual release to the general public.

Some of the Nexus S owners who received the update began to take to Twitter and Google+ to talk about the update, before they were eventually deleted. Luckily a couple of these were reconstructed by Android Police before being deleted.

Two messages were posted by someone going by the name of Adel who commented that they had received Ice Cream Sandwich and “it’s looking great”. They went on to say “Yeah an OTA, but it’s an early one for Google employees so we test it further so it’s even more awesome when you guys get it. So sadly I can’t comment on it more at this time

Another comment said that if the testing goes as planned the new operating system could be released in a few weeks time, and available as an over-the-air update. This will be good news for owners of the handset as the software gets pushed out to many Android handsets in the coming weeks and months.

Are you looking forward to Ice Cream Sandwich on your Nexus S?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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