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Google Employees Conducting Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich Tests?

Posted In News - By Mark Hearn On Sunday, December 4th, 2011 1:38pm PST With 4 Comments


With Google’s Galaxy Nexus currently out of the picture, we’re left to wonder what will be the Now Network’s first device to taste sweet Ice Cream Sandwich? We can all speculate as much as we want, but your name doesn’t have to be Captain Obvious to figure that it will most likely be the Nexus S 4G. A recent string of tweets from a Google employee has all but confirmed that Google is already working on such a treat.

According to our pals Android Police, the folks from Mountain View have been taking their work home. Before you start feeling sorry for Google’s employees, it should be noted that their assignment is said to be troubleshooting an over-the-air Ice Cream Sandwich push for the Nexus S. If you ask us that doesn’t sound like such a bad thing to get paid for.

Such activities help build a case that Nexus S 4G owners should be seeing Android 4.0 hitting their devices sooner than later. However according to the tweets (which have since been deleted), this is an early test build and not a final product. Of course while you’re patiently¬†treading water, you can always lean on a few custom ROMs to keep afloat.


Source: Android Police

About - Mark is the founding father of SprintFeed. He is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. His love affair with the Now Network started with the release of the Treo 600 back in 2004 and has been going strong ever since. Highly opinionated and somewhat eccentric he shares his ramblings about his network of choice here at SprintFeed.

  • http://twitter.com/Cat_Eyez_Honey Nicole Dove

    Excited Nexus S Owner. Bring on the ICS!

  • http://shadowless.me boomstik

    And there we were all thinking that having a Google phone will enable us to get priority updates to the latest OS. Apparently, you need to buy the latest google *phone* to get that, even though you paid for a (then) flagship google phone earlier this year. If you’re not ponying up the cash, back in line you go.
    I’m really getting tired of Google’s disrespect to their own users. At least Apple’s updates are released to all compatible devices simultaneously. I really had high hopes for my Nexus S, but this is starting to get irritating.

  • tummystix

    I agree with boomstik, this is bull. C’mon Google, pull the c0ck out of your mouth and give us ICS.

  • Kentinatl

    Nexus S 4G still has connectivity issues in the Atlanta area. Every other Android phone at the Sprint store had almost perfect reception. Sprint tech said that the issue is that the Nexus S 4G does not get the updates. All other Sprint Android phones get a Sprint customized version of Gingerbread. Does anyone else still have this issue? All updates have been made at least according to the phone. The Sprint tech advised the only way to fix the issue is to install something like Cyanogen. There is nothing they can do. So if you don’t have the “Google” phone, the issue does not exist because Gingerbread has been changed by google to solve the issue. According to Sprint, Google will not allow the updates on the Nexus S 4G. What makes anyone believe that the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Nexus S 4G will not have the same issue?