Last week, Google finally announced the sought-after fix for the annoying Google Voice Search app bug for Nexus S phones. The over-the-air (OTA) update provides Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread for the Nexus S (Baseband I9020AUCKF1, Build Number GRK39C).

Paul Wilcox posted on the Google support forum that “an over-the-air update is now starting to roll out that includes a fix for this issue. As with previous updates, it will take a few days to send to everyone.”

For the past months, Nexus S phone users have been bothered by a bug in the Google Voice Search app. The bug causes the phone’s Voice Search to automatically open. Voice Search sometimes opens when the phone detects any movement if the phone is kept unlocked.

However, users who have received and installed the update complained of losing the tethering capabilities on their Nexus S phones after installing the update.

The update reportedly fixed the Voice Search bug, but users also reported being unable to share their Internet connections to tethered devices.

Google has yet to provide a new fix for the tethering issue.

Tethering is an important feature on the Nexus S, so we can expect Google to respond to the reported issue quite soon.

For the meantime, if you are not fond of tethering your other devices to your Nexus S, you can go ahead and fix that annoying Voice Search bug with the OTA update. Otherwise, you can wait for the next update that fixes both the Voice Search bug and the tethering issue.

Have you received your OTA update for your Nexus S? What other anomalous behavior did the update bring?

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  • Anonymous

    Google disabled tethering on the Nexus S 4G with 2.3.5 at Sprint’s request. I would NOT “expect Google to respond to the reported issue quite soon.”

  • Carlk23

    When will they fix the keyboard though?

  • Howie (Chaim Leib) Schneider

    I just installed the 2.3.6 upgrade on my Nexus One and noticed that the name of my hotspot and default password has changed. Once I changed them back to what they were, everything worked just fine

  • Macesimon

    After updating to 2.3.6 my Nexus S constantly reboots in cyclical manner. I am baffled.

  • Tao

    When will they allow SIM toolkit (STK)?

  • Danaga

    After update to 2.3.6 the name of the hotspot and password was changed in my Nexus S. After change them the tethering works just fine.
    Other thing is I could not disable NFC

  • Mpsj

    After update my Nexus S constantly reboots. Help!!

  • Dsad

    got new update… phone is slightly more smoother i reckon and my teathering is fine… you guys and your american carriers always fukn around with the phones and their customers

  • Kaneparker

    ‘ Nexus S” is a new robbery, a mobile beauty and useless. new poor, poor performance, nothing important and little efficiency, nexus, if I update again worsens the battery charging. the reception, come on slowly, is slow.

    the device has always had problems and flaws, the phone can not safely compete with advanced technology and healthy. missing many applications. not customizable.