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Android 2.3.6 is being sent out to the Google Nexus S and packs voice search fix

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Android 2.3.6 is being sent out to the Google Nexus S and packs voice search fix
Google Nexus S handset owners are being treated to a brand new update that finally addresses some of the annoying problems that some people are seeing with Voice Search randomly acting up. Actually, affected owners say that Google Voice Search would inexplicably open and close very fast – thus, requiring them to lock their phone to stop it.

Well folks, Google is pushing out Android 2.3.6 to the Nexus S as we speak, but more importantly, it squashes that one specific annoying bug. Additionally, the software update packs along a few other security patches that should iron out most of its kinks. Besides those two items, Google doesn’t specify if there are anything else new included with it.

Naturally, don’t be alarmed if you don’t see the update hitting your smartphone right now seeing that it’s being rolled out over the course of the next few days. But if you’re impatient, you can also attempt initiating the process manually by checking for updates under the Android settings menu.

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posted on 02 Sep 2011, 18:54

1. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

Didn't Google have a meeting with all the cell providers and told them that these Android updates need to be in a much more timely manner? The original Galaxy S phones, which I have the Captivate, still aren't updated to 2.3 yet!!! Oh well... in another 2 weeks I'll be snuggling up to the GS2 lol. The only thing that makes me nervous with another Samsung phone is how poorly they support it with updates.

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 22:25

3. Problem? (unregistered)

My Nexus S with AT&T Bands from Best Buy is still on 2.3.4 and has no new software updates at all, what is the reasoning for this?

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 08:56

4. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)

Same nothing as of yet. I am on a Nexus S on At and t btw.

However, some are saying that this update is breaking tethering. If that is important to you than you may want to hold off. To me tethering I may never use so I may just update but not sure yet.

Also if you only want the google voice search update go on android market and pick it up by itself.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 13:06

5. JonAvalon (unregistered)

Yes thank god! been waiting for the fix to this issue.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 19:10

6. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)

I thought tethering was already broken with 2.3.5, not this new update...

however, i'm still waiting for mine on Sprint...as of 8:11pm Saturday night

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