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Nexus S 4G Software Update Coming July 11

Posted In Featured, News - By Joe Fedewa On Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 4:24pm PDT With 29 Comments

The Nexus S 4G is set to recieve an update on July 11th, this will bring your software up to version GRJ90, and we expect also Android 2.3.5. Don’t be expecting to feast on any ice cream sandwiches just yet, but some much needed fixes are coming. Enhancements include:

  • Enables the NFC Secure Element
  • 4G Settings Widget
  • TTY Support
  • NI Push Support
  • Improved WiFi Connectivity, Speakerphone audio quality, 4G throughput and signal acquisition.
  • Tuned signal strength indicators.

The update will be coming to users over a four day period starting July 11th. Your device will recognize there is an update and notify you to take action. Happy updating!

About - Joe is a tech enthusiast. He's been interested in phones ever since he used his first one. Since then he's evolved from flip phones to smartphones, and become even more obsessed with everything in mobile tech. He brings his fresh style of tech blogging and graphic design skills to SprintFeed.

  • Josh Rose

    The author of this post is 100% wrong. This is indeed a very major update. It will give the Nexus S 4G phone a massive performance boost. It will also fix every single major bug listed in the Sprint community forums. I should note, however, in areas where Sprint’s EVO 4G phone can’t get a 4G WiMAX signal the Nexus S 4G in its current state has no trouble at all.

  • http://profiles.google.com/joefedewa Joe Fedewa

    I meant that it’s not a new version of Android. But I can see how it came off. Edited.

  • http://www.youtube.com/lanech Lane Chaplin

    This is great news! Thanks for the tip!

  • http://www.youtube.com/lanech Lane Chaplin

    This is great news! Thanks for the tip!

  • Zack

    “in areas where Sprint’s EVO 4G phone can’t get a 4G WiMAX signal the Nexus S 4G in its current state has no trouble at all.”

    Really? I’ve not actually had that been the case for me. I have a NS 4G and have had pretty terrible connectivity all around but most notable amongst 4G and Wifi stuff. The gf has a EVO and I run side-by-side comparisons that show NS 4G with less connection signal + slower speeds.

    In the Houston,TX area by the way.

  • Anonymous

    What is your source for the fix?

  • http://profiles.google.com/misterhearn Mark Hearn

    We’ve got a complex group of highly trained super spies. Rest assured the update will be there. Just like the last two were that we scooped about a week ago. Thank you for visiting the site by the way, we hope you like it.

  • Anonymous

    Oh I do trust there will be an update… I was just curious where Mr. Rose got his info that the author of this post is wrong and that this will be a massive performance boost… not sure I trust that rumor. Thanks for the reply!

  • Karlgreen

    When is ANDROID 2.3.3 or higher coming to the EPIC 4G?

  • http://profiles.google.com/misterhearn Mark Hearn

    We’ll do some digging on this. Thank you so much for visiting our site, hope you like it.

  • Thoughthalo

    I am so relieved. If not for this article I would have been returning my nexus s 4g for the evo 3d. Thanks!!

  • techguy378

    I’ve had my Nexus S 4G side by side with an EVO 4G. In the notification bar the EVO 4G had the 4G with the exclamation point on the left side which indicates it’s scanning for a 4G signal but has not acquired one. My Nexus S 4G on the other hand had a 4G indicator with all bars lit up green. Using the Easyspeak test I get download speeds of at least 5mbps and upload speeds between 1.5mbps and 2mbps. On my home wifi I get download speeds of 17mbps with the Easyspeak test using my Nexus S 4G. I’ve not tested the EVO 4G download speeds on wifi, but it doesn’t seem to have any trouble getting a solid connection to wifi networks.

  • mordyf

    Nothing yet!!

  • MypixRgone

    What about the dissapearing pictures problem, will it fix that?

  • Anonymous

    Anybody get it yet?

  • Za7ch84

    Nothing here (Houston,TX). :(

  • http://it.bfitz.me/ Brian

    How confident are you in this? I’m just surprised that none of the other sites seem to be running with the news of an update. I’m going to keep typing *#*#checkin#*#* regardless.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IL65PYQ2VCFAL7PXSONWNJ2WFA Erik

    Nothing here either! (southern California)

  • http://profiles.google.com/misterhearn Mark Hearn

    Very confident, however the document gives a four-day breakdown: 5%, 25%, 25% and 100%, it should most likely hit big tomorrow. Rest assured the update is set to happen. If we get hold of it sooner, we’ll post it here.

  • http://twitter.com/dlfleish David Fleishman

    Can’t wait.. been having problems where it’s dropping my wifi connection at the house.. have to actually delete connection and reconnect.

  • mordyf

    Anything new on your end ?

  • mordyf

    yes but there should be at least 1 person that gets it today, I have not heard of even 1.

  • mordyf

    yes but there should be at least 1 person that gets it today, I have not heard of even 1.

  • Shaunak

    Nothing here too… (SF)

  • mordyf

    When is the update going to be back on ?

  • Silver6913

    East coast and nothing.

  • Hijewpositive

    Has anyone gotten the update yet? cause its already been 4 days and i still haven’t found/gotten anything.

  • Zack

    It’s been delayed. :( check main page of this site.

  • terracota Warrior

    Unfortunately, THE SIGNAL STILL SUCKS!