Android 4.0 ICS is rolling out to GSM versions of the Google Nexus S starting today

Android 4.0 ICS is rolling out to GSM versions of the Google Nexus S starting today
Doesn’t it feel good to be a pure Google device, even more when you’re part of the beloved line of Nexus smartphones? Well, if you happen to own a Google Nexus S, you’ll be elated to know that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to you very quickly – that’s if you own a GSM variant of the handset.

The good news came directly from big Google themselves, as they specifically mention that GSM/UMTS variants of the Nexus S will be getting the tasty ICS update starting today – with the roll out expected to go on throughout the course of this month. Obviously, that spells wonderful news to the AT&T and T-Mobile versions of the handset, but as far as the Google Nexus S 4G for Sprint is concerned, it’s anyone’s guess still on when it’ll get the anticipated update.

Clearly there are going to be a lot of people around the world, but let’s see how long it’ll take some of the other manufacturers to bring venerable Android devices up to spec. In any event, you’d better keep a close eye on your handset to see if that nifty notification has landed.

source: Google Support via The Verge & TmoNews

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Nexus S
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h 3G talk time)



1. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Plz plz plz ics on the g2x before Christmas. Idc if its cm9, another rom, or an OTA update. But please give me ics.

3. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

they said within 18 months... thats what samsung said i have the skyrocket and i wish before 2012

4. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

But this isnt Samsung own phone it's google baby!

15. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

idk not really anymore... i maintain that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is simiply a part of the Galaxy line... no longer a true Nexus phone...

2. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

My friend will flash his Nexus S over my face ..guarantee! when we meet up tonite :(

14. kayeeman566

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

i did that like a month ago ... loool .. cm9 already working

5. legendary

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

come on gs2 18months is way too looooonnnnnggggg

8. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

gs2 US versions probably get it version will be getting it soon Samsung said early q1..there's already been a beta leaked version for the international version so am guessing we will see soon...people.forget that outside the US the original galaxy s international version was the 1st phone OEM phone to get gingerbread....

6. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

In Canada we will get our s2 update in April...still too long to wait for ICS

13. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

to those idiots thumb me down what's your problems? period?!

7. rjbp64

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

Samsung said 18 months for the release of ICS, but they also said on the 14th that the GNexus wouldnt come out on the 15th but by the end of the month, and the very next day they launch it. Seems like its anyones guess but i doubt it would take that long. In 18 months whocknows what new devices will be on the market. I know i wont have this new GNexus for that long.

9. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

well first of all, motorola phones will get the ICS update, then samsung, then later on HTC and other phones like LG, pantech . panasonic will come out with a new phone which is pre loaded with ICS already

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

WAHHOOO!! And thus the drivers for the SGS1 phones for ICS have just been publicly launched :) (its the same phone basically) Imma have me fully functional ICS rom any day now :)

11. hugo_chong

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

this ota update for nexus s GT-I9023 ?? worldwide ??

12. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011


16. hugo_chong

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

Just update mine to ics this morning. Btw i from Malaysia Just awesome !!!!

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