The Nexus S 4G is, without a doubt, a great phone - but as of now, many units ship with a major flaw: they often have trouble connecting to 4G or even WiFi. The issue doesn't affect all Nexus S 4Gs, as shown by Android Central's poll on the subject, but those suffering from it are understandably unhappy with their devices.

And though it may have seemed that Sprint was turning a blind eye to these users' woes, it turns out they've actually been working on an update that will address this issue.


Bearing the build GRJ90, the update will start its four-day rollout on the 11th. In addition to fixing the aforementioned signal issues, it will add a widget for 4G settings, support for TTY (teletypewriter) and NI push, and "tuned" signal strength indicators. GRJ90 will also enable the NFC secure element, which will be essential to the upcoming Google Wallet payment app.

Certainly not a game-changing update - that's Ice Cream Sandwich's job - but we're sure that if nothing else, it'll turn this guy's frown upside-down.

Exclusively confirmed with Captain Anonymous; separately posted by SprintFeed.

Jaroslav Stekl
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  • vins

    How will I know if mine is 4g or not?

    • ismael

      Google search the model number then look in the specs and it will be listed nfc yes or no.

  • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

    What's the "nfc secure element" stuff about? Something to do with the PayPass stuff?

    • jm

      Yes, it's required for Google Wallet. It is what stores your encrypted card details on the phone. Google Wallet will be the only app with access, albeit limited access.

      • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

        I'd be curious whether a rooted Nexus S could copy the Wallet stuff to the T-Mobile model. I hate these "strategic partnerships" where only the Sprint model is supported.

        Also, man, how long has it been now since that Google/Sprint announcement? It's not even rolled out yet?

        • Ryuuie

          ? You mean Google Voice + Sprint? They rolled that out back when Sprint released the Nexus S 4G.

  • John A

    They really need to fix the SMS messaging service. Ever since I ported my number over to Google voice and I started using the Google voice app to receive text messages, the app takes sometimes 4-5 hours to retrieve a new message!!! (sometimes even a day!)