Nexus S to get Android 4.0 soon

Summary:The current Android flagship phone, the Nexus S, will receive an update for Android 4.0 soon.

Now that Google has officially unveiled Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), the army of Android device owners have begun wondering when, or more importantly if, they will see the update. The standard issue affecting Android updates will be in play here as always, and not everyone will get ICS quickly (if at all). Google has stated the current flagship phone, the Nexus S, will indeed be getting ICS and soon.

This is exactly why I own the Nexus S 4G, as I stated when I first bought the phone. My recent article about using the Nexus S 4G alongside the iPhone 4S drew a lot of comments from those claiming it to be unfair that I would compare the latest iPhone to an "old" phone like the Nexus S. The fact is this old phone is still the current flagship Android phone until the Galaxy Nexus is released next month, and as such it gets every major Android release that comes along.

So while millions of Android owners have now entered the waiting game for Android 4.0, my old phone should see it before too long. That is exciting as ICS looks nice from what I have seen of it.

Topics: Mobility, Google


James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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