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Just recently, the search giant announced on Google+ that the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android version 4.0.4) would be rolling out to three devices.
The latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich will be rolling out to two smartphones and a tablet. The first device is the first smartphone to run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the Google Nexus S. The Second device is the first Android device to run Ice Cream Sandwich, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The third device is the first tablet to ship running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), the Motorola Xoom. All three will be updated to Android 4.0.4.
The post reads, “We’ve started rolling out Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich, to UMTS/GSM Nexus S, Xoom Wi-Fi, and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus devices, and we’ll be rolling it out to more devices in the coming weeks. Some of you will be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich for the first time, while others will be receiving an update to your existing Ice Cream Sandwich experience with stability improvements, better camera performance, smoother screen rotation, improved phone number recognition and more.
Aside from the three devices mentioned, Google is planning to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich to more Android devices soon. We’ll keep you posted once we know more.
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) was first seen in action on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus back in November of last year. Since the Galaxy Nexus is the successor of the previous Android flagship the Nexus S, many Nexus S owners wondered when the update would be rolling out to their smartphones. Word on the street, the ICS update will be rolling out to the Nexus S in the “next few weeks”.
The news comes to us via Engadget. According to their “trusted source”, Google will be rolling out the Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Nexus S in the next few weeks. Since the update will be rolling out soon, you no longer have to make use of an unofficial ICS ROM to enjoy the latest iteration of Android on your Nexus S.
There are a number of features that ICS brings to the picture. This includes enhanced multi-tasking, a new Roboto font, visual improvements, and Face Unlock (a new feature which allows users to use facial recognition technology to unlock their phones). Another feature to be added is Android Beam. This feature allows users to share files via the phone’s NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities.
So how many weeks exactly? The ICS update is expected to roll out to the Nexus S within 12 weeks. However, since network operators do take their time to test Android updates, expect unlocked phones to get the update sooner than phones on a contract.
Bummed Google temporarily stopped rolling out the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the Nexus S, pending monitoring feedback? If this is the case, there’s no more need to feel down. The search giant has just announced that it will continue to roll out the Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Nexus S.
Google announced that the rollout of the ICS update for the Nexus S has now resumed on Google+. It said, “We’re rolling out Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, to GSM/UMTS Nexus S devices over the coming month, starting today. Enjoy the tasty update!”
After reports that a few units of the Nexus S experienced faster battery drain after receiving the update, Google temporarily halted the rollout. Since Google has resumed rolling out the update, we can only assume that either the problem has now been fixed, or the problem didn’t have anything to do with the update. Either way, we’re happy to report that the ICS update has now resumed.
Ice Cream Sandwich was first featured on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the successor of the Nexus S. Now, Nexus S owners can enjoy new features such as Face Unlock and a cool new interface.
Have you received the Ice Cream Sandwich update for your Nexus S? If you have, tell us what you think of the update.