Nexus S Android 4.0 Upgrade Put on Hold

December 21, 2011
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If you’re looking forward to upgrading your Samsung Nexus S to the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, you’ll have to put this on hold for some time. This is because Google has just announced that they will be stopping a few of their upgrades. Although the Nexus S is suspected to be the first device upgradable to the new OS, it will most likely happen sooner than we think. Even with some users’ receipt of an upgrade notification, they were still unable to get the upgrade.

According to Google Community Manager Paul Wilcox:

‘If you received an update notification a little while ago but the update isn’t currently available for your phone, this is likely the result of Google pausing the update in your area while we monitor feedback. The Android 4.0 update is continuing to roll out around the world so your phone will receive another update notification when it’s available again in your region.’

This was targeted to the many Nexus S owners who received the update notification but were unable to install it afterwards. As expected, this resulted to a number of negative feedback so Google is doing some damage control. Most users reported that they encountered getting network signal or using WiFi service after the upgrade has been completed.

Right now, there is no definite information as to which areas are affected by this. But we’ll inform you as soon as Samsung or Google gives us any further information on the issue of the upgrade.


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