Sprint to update Nexus S 4G to address signal problems

Summary:An update coming to the Nexus S 4G by Sprint should address a lack of signal in areas where other phones have decent coverage, and also problems dealing with Wi-Fi networks.

I am happy with my Nexus S 4G on Sprint but others have been dealing with poor signal strength problems. Owners have reported a lack of signal in areas where other Sprint phones have decent coverage, and even problems dealing with Wi-Fi networks. These problems are to be addressed with an update Sprint will be pushing to the Nexus S 4G on July 11.

The signal problems make the update worth the price of the update (free), and the other changes are also good:

  • 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 4G Settings Widget is good to see as the Nexus S has no easy way to toggle 4G on the home screen. Nexus S 4G owners don't have to do anything to get the update, it will be pushed to phones over a 4-day period beginning July 11 according to Sprint documents.

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Topics: Telcos, Hardware, Mobility, Networking


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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