Google has always made good on its Android updates for the flagship phones. This is to reward Google phone (Nexus S, Nexus One) owners for putting up with less than state-of-the-art hardware in order to get the latest version of Android. Google stepped up after Android 4.0 was announced and immediately confirmed Nexus S owners would see Ice Cream Sandwich soon. So where is it?
Sure, Nexus S owners who can't wait can already find an unofficial homebrew port of ICS, but there's no guarantee everything will work. It sounded like the official Android 4.0 release was just weeks away when Google confirmed it was coming for the Nexus S. As usual Google is keeping mum on the actual release timing.
Those of us with the Nexus S 4G on Sprint have an additional layer involved in the system update, as Sprint will have to bless it for customers. There is no telling how much time that will add to the Google release, which is SOP for Android updates.
Gingerbread on the Nexus S is quite good, but it is not the latest and greatest. Google should know by now that if you name your software after tasty treats, then folks are going to get hungry. The geeks in the crowd need some Ice Cream Sandwich, so when will it be here?
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