Nexus S Will Most Definitely Receive Android 4.0 Update In The Coming Weeks [Rumor]

It appears Engadget has unofficially confirmed that the Nexus S and Nexus S 4G will finally be receiving their belated Android 4.0 update “in the next few weeks.” But just how many weeks, exactly? Well, I guess that’s the million dollar question now, isn’t it?

Yes, we know. Just about anyone could make this same claim and chances are, they’d be right. We all know Google is hard at work on an update, and haven’t forgotten about Nexus S users, no matter how they may feel at this moment. But, we just wanted to let you know what we heard around the tech grapevine — before you storm Google HQ for your helping of Ice Cream Sandwich.

[Engadget]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    lol Most Definitely [Rumor]

  • ColtonWalker

    took them long enough. I thought the nexus devices were supposed to have speedy updates. This has taken just as long as the gs2

    • Aslan N.L. Bollin

      Longer.
      The SGS2 has their update..
      HTC Sensation too…………..
      And HTC Vivid……………………

      YAY for Nexus devices getting the updates first……. o_O
      Google, how are other OEMs getting YOUR OS out to devices faster then you o_O?

      • Jdog25

        Yeah this is weird because my Nexus S (GSM) got 4.0 in November and so did my cousins but I didn’t care because I had just gotten my Galaxy Nexus. I thought this phone was updated a long time ago.

  • Aslan N.L. Bollin

    It’s funny how Google has 3 phones yet cant update them faster then other OEMs who have more phones then can be counted on both your hands when they themselves are the ones who make the OS to begin with………….
    /sigh

    Thank god for XDA….

  • Eric

    Hmmmmmmm…………………… that’s quite an odd story being that when I was with t-mobile and I had the nexus s I received my android 4.0.3 update in December.

    • Aslan N.L. Bollin

      Only the T-Mo Nexus S got the update and I believe it was actually taken down. AT&Ts and Sprints updates were never released. They were postponed from the get go.

    • spicymeatball

      Yeah I’ve had ICS since about a week after the Galaxy Nexus was announced.  I love google! This is specific to Sprint.

      • abc

        Are you on T-mobile? The T-mobile ICS update was released then taken down because of bugs. You probably got the update before they took it down.

      • http://twitter.com/savagejeep SavageJeep

        Applies to the AT&T Nexus S as well. They never had a upgrade to be pulled back. =(

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      It was pulled cuz of bugs. =(

      • manholdup

        It’s amazing how shitty the “journalism” is on this website. You guys are so blinded by your Google love. The bias is pouring out of your eyes. You will never hold Google accountable for their mistakes, and you will never call them out. 
        Statements like “We all know Google is hard at work on an update, and haven’t forgotten about Nexus S users, no matter how they may feel at this moment” are fucking hilarious and sad at the same time. 
        You want Android to be better? Push Google to improve their support and customer service for devices that they fucking market as 1st to get updates quickly. Or just keep being biased tools and championing the os because it’s “open”
        ROLLEYES

        • http://jbr439.myopenid.com/ Jim R

          Totally agreed. Giving Google a free ride on the Nexus S update fiasco helps neither hapless Nexus S owners (like me) nor Google itself.

        • David Gray

          I agree also but damn man, who spit in your Cap’n Crunch this morning cause you are WAAAAY too angry at a website and a bunch of strangers. Take a step back, move away from the keyboard slowly. Now, extend your right arm so that it’s pointed directly in front of you, rotate at the elbow and please SMACK yourself in the face because you are a huge freakin loser. BURN

    • J R

      I have also had that update since December so this is old news to me hahahahahaha……by the way i’m also on Tmobile.

      • David Gray

        Well I’m on T-Mobile and NEVER got the OTA and I was the 1ST PERSON in ILLINOIS to own a Nexus S!!! Now here’s my question: I manually updated my Nexus S to 4.0.3 but I’m NOT rooted so will I still recieve the OTA 4.0.4 or will it skip me because I did the manual update?

  • TheTrueGMG

    Yea the Nexus S on Tmobile received 4.0 a while ago 

    • David Gray

      No it didn’t

  • Alchemy08

    smh, google really fucked up. I’m sorry but what does this really say about “NEXUS DEVICES TO GET UPDATE 1ST” yeah bunch of bullshit.

    speaking of updates, the Android Market just got updated check it out and bug i reported was fixed, plus it shows you the phone you use when you leave a review. 

    • Zargh

      Technically the Nexus S will still get 4.0.4 first.

  • C-Law

    Sounds like Google is dropping the ball. If the nexus line loses one of its main features, I can see people feeling betrayed and looking to the dark side for future phones(iOS, wp7)

    • David Gray

      Please elaborate; what “key feature” are you speaking of? I’m guessing you’re labeling the direct Google OTA updates as a key feature and if so then I would agree with you. If the Nexus/flagship Google phones don’t get the newest versions of Android first and fast then why buy the phones?

  • golgo 13

    The nexus s already has the update! My brother has had it since December

    • manholdup

      Uhh, not the AT&T and Sprint Nexus S users.

      Plus, the battery life on most of the Nexus S devices which did get updated is TERRIBLE

    • David Gray

      Dude, you have NO IDEA what you’re talking about. Your brother was one of the stupid ones to recieve and actually download the “bug filled” version of ICS right before they pulled the update. Good for him :)

  • http://Phandroid Pnutt916

    So does this mean that when Jelly Bean is released with the NEW Nexus this year, that the Galaxy Nexus won’t get it til April 2013?

    • David Gray

      HA! BURN Google!

  • thehighyeast

    I’m a Nexus S owner. I downloaded the ICS update when it hit my handset in Dec, but it was pulled before I could install it. This whole debacle with zero communication to users to keep them updated has left a really bad taste in my mouth. Ok, so I just bought a Galaxy Nexus because I couldn’t wait any longer, but it’s ok, not that great. I’ve long hated the whole Apple circus, but I’ve found myself actually seriously contemplating going iOS next upgrade, because Google take being the opposite of Apple just too damn far, to the point of treating their loyal devotees like they don’t matter.

    • Royvin

      Yeah I made the jump back to iOS from the Nexus S 4G. I still like Android a lot but it does have some serious problems with fragmentation. I can’t believe there are rumors about JellyBean coming out soon when hardly any devices have ICS. Believe me there are a lot of things I miss about Android and I still have an Android tablet but they need to stop letting all the skins slow the processes down from manufacturers. I know its what makes Android great with it being open source but it also makes me concerned for their future. I think Windows 8 devices could be a huge step for Microsoft and catch up pretty fast in a couple years. Just make on OS and try pushing it out at the same time to all devices. I know far easier said then done but if they stop pumping out a new Android devices every week and start focusing on quality more then quantity I think it would help a lot. 

  • Matthew Olivo

    This whole update debacle is just making the fragmentation issue even that much more glaring. 

  • zoozie

    Im currently using Windows Phone 7.5 hTC Radar 4G. My Nexus S is gone to Samsung for repairs so thought I’d give Windows Phone 7.5 a try.

    It’s silky smooth and nice. But it seems very closed just like iOS. Doesn’t give you the options Android does. I’m actually missing my Android phone.

    I haven’t been happy with the ICS on my Nexus S. Its made my phone extremely sluggish and the battery is really bad on it now. 

    I was hoping an update to ICS would come to fix all of this. I guess I’ll still keep waiting for the “next few weeks”. 

  • john redmond

    I bought a T-Mo Nexus S in mid-Jan, and it immediately upgraded to ICS.

    • manholdup

      And your point is…?

      • David Gray

        Ya, what the hell is this guy talking about?

  • apo

    I’m running ICS on my Nexus S since the ota just after the release of the galaxy nexus in the UK on the Tesco network (O2). Running sweet apart from Gmail looses itself in the full page widget every so often. Phone has better performance than gingerbread and better with chrome beta.

  • manholdup

    It’s amazing how shitty the “journalism” is on this website. You guys are so blinded by your Google love. The bias is pouring out of your eyes. You will never hold Google accountable for their mistakes, and you will never call them out. 

    Statements like “We all know Google is hard at work on an update, and haven’t forgotten about Nexus S users, no matter how they may feel at this moment” are fucking hilarious and sad at the same time. 

    You want Android to be better? Push Google to improve their support and customer service for devices that they fucking market as 1st to get updates quickly. Or just keep being biased tools and championing the os because it’s “open”ROLLEYES

    • avanthomme

      I agree. I’m an avid Android and Google fan, but after my experience withe Nexus S, I’m beginning to lose faith in the company all together. If they had a better OS to jump to, I would.

  • pr1nyc1

    I believed the rumor about it being released 2-16. Im not caring anymore. When it comes, it comes.

    • manholdup

      Way to give up!

  • PeterG

    “Will most definitely receive” and “rumor” are not compatible statements. Either we will definitely receive it (as evidenced by an OFFICIAL statement) or (the rumor is) we may receive it.

  • Tim McCleerey

    Yes the Android OS provides openness/ flexibility that is lacking in iOS and Windows, but if this is so open and so flexible that Google can’t figure out how to release it [and get it to its customers] does it really matter?  What good is an awesome OS that I cannot use, either because it is not on my phone or when it is on my phone it kills my battery.  This is software release management 101.

    How am I supposed to believe that Google can build the next version of their software, but cannot figure out how to improve the battery life or get it to their own line of phone.  IF that is truly the case should I really value the product as much as I do?

  • beastwork

    This article is horse shit.
    First – An unofficial confirmation about a very obscure delivery date?  What exactly am I supposed to take away from this.

    Second – I’ve seen so many “rumored” ICS dates for the NS4G that there is no point in following the situation.  I basically come on these blogs to express my displeasure with Google and push as many people as I can to other platforms.

    The “Pure Google” phone is a myth.  Just like unicorns and cock pills.  I will be converting to the iphone.  I gave these shitheads a chance and they didn’t take care of business.  Google sucks.

  • http://www.mark717.com Mark Seven

    I just don’t see why all of them don’t have ICS already.  Google really has no excuse.  I don’t even own a Nexus but it’s still b.s. to me.

  • David Gray

    ***SOMEONE PLEASE RESPOND*** Now here’s my question: I manually updated my Nexus S to 4.0.3 but I’m NOT rooted so will I still recieve the OTA 4.0.4 or will it skip me because I did the manual update?