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Patience wearing thin for Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich update

When Samsung recently announced the availability of an official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S II smartphone, many Nexus S owners around the world were probably thinking – what about us? The good news, is that it looks like Samsung hasn’t forgotten about you as an update may just be around the corner.

We’re hearing whispers that the Nexus S will be next in line to receive an official helping of Ice Cream Sandwich, although the source of the whispers has come from Engadget, so unfortunately no official confirmation from Samsung yet. According to the site, Ice Cream Sandwich will be arriving on the Nexus S in a matter of ‘weeks’, but then again that isn’t really want you wanted to hear is it? The pleasing aspect to note though is that they have taken this for granted as happening, and have not labelled this as a rumor, so that’s something to get optimistic about at least.

For those of you that aren’t aware, there is an unofficial version of Ice Cream Sandwich waiting to be downloaded if you have a rooted AWS version of the Nexus S. We’ve dug up the old forum listing at the XDA Developers Forum from November 2011, so click here to go directly to that site where you’ll find a full list of download links and instructions on how to get Ice Cream Sandwich running unofficially.

Broken promises: Do you think that Samsung will actually deliver on this in a few weeks? There is obviously a great deal of frustration amongst Nexus S owners after seeing the likes of the Galaxy S II receive an update, when your handset was once the cream of the crop with Android Gingerbread before anyone else.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Sqk7700

I’ve been hearing about the 4.0.4 Verizon update for 6 wks now, and still no update?!! WTF?!!

blueseeker
blueseeker

What Samsung got to do with a Google phone?

Google is responsible for the software on their phone

Andrew_sussex
Andrew_sussex

I bought a Google phone as I did not want networks holding up the update software. I know hear that the networks will be testing the ICS 4 before they release it for updates? I am confused. Why by a Google phone if I have to wait for Vodafone?

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