Nexus S Android 4.0 update arriving “starting today”

Some great news for owners of last year’s Nexus phone has popped up today, with Google announcing that the “Ice Cream Sandwich” Android 4.0 update for the Nexus S is starting to arrive for owners of GSM versions of the phone from today. We use GSM networks here. That’s us.

Don’t get too excited, mind, as Google also warns that the process is going to take a while to reach all users. As ever.

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Google’s also put up a list of changes in the way Android 4.0 works, for those who haven’t been hanging on every revelation concerning the development of ICS. We’d image Nexus S owners are extremely clued up, but you never know.

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  1. Got it now, works well so far. I didn’t wait for the OTA update, just went with the one leaked on Google+

  2. mintvilla

     /  December 16, 2011

    I was goin to get the nexus s, got the gs2 instead, never doubted my choice til now lol, waiting for cm9 for the galaxy………

  3. Dave Chambers

     /  December 16, 2011

    Flash player for ICS is also now available from the Market

  4. Keith

     /  December 17, 2011

    Getting it now OTA, in the UK!

  5. My stepdad’s NExus S just got the OTA update – i9020 in the UK. Still waiting on my i9023.

  6. I received the OTA on my Nexus S last night. It had been retired in favour of the Galaxy Nexus several weeks ago and the battery had gone flat. I dug it out, popped the battery in, stuck it on charge and powered it up. Within a few minutes it was notifying about the OTA update being available. Five minutes later the update was downloaded and verified, but because of the low battery it wouldn’t allow the update. This morning I applied the update and it all went flawlessly.

    ICS on the Nexus S is noticeably quicker/slicker, and battery consumption seems a lot lower too. I cannot perceive a difference in general UI performance between the two Nexus devices. The camera is much quicker, but slower than the Galaxy Nexus – that’ll be hardware constraints no doubt.

    Over all this is a superb update and breathes a whole lot of life into the Nexus S, placing it head and shoulders over all Gingerbread (and below) Android smartphones.

  7. Despairing

     /  December 20, 2011

    Well, my phone started updating last night. It downloaded ok, then started the countdown from 10 for when it was going to restart and install…and at 6 it came up with the message “You phone is running the latest version”.

    Nothing else happened, even after I manually rebooted. It’s still on 2.3.6. Anyone know if I can kick-start the process again?


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