I know what all you non-Nexus S owners are thinking: wait, didn't the ICS update roll out to the NS back in December? In fact, it did. But there was some sort of battery drain issue, so Google had to stop the update. And that's the last semi-official thing we heard about it.

Needless to say, Nexus S owners are pissed.

Today, however, Engadget has received "confirmation" from a "trusted source" that the ICS update is set to begin rolling out to the NS (again) and the NS4G "in the next few weeks." While it shouldn't take this long for El Goog to push an update to a Nexus-branded device, it's nice to hear some movement is finally being made on this front.

So, sit tight NS owners - we'll keep you posted as more info arises.


Cameron Summerson
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  • Jo√£oBatista

    Finally! The current stock 4.0.3 is cool, but it needs some further tweaks to stabilize it...

  • http://stu-pidaso.net Stu Pidaso

    You mean 4.0.4.

    • Jersey Driver

      Update not found.

  • guilherme

    FINALLY!! cant wait furthermore

  • Jesse

    Yeah this seems very probable. Right now my nexus s 4g got some updates on some of its features, like the google search toolbar, that reminisces the one from ics

  • Wagner

    Me and the other three persons I know who have NS received the update last year and it didn't have any problem so far.

  • Marc

    Finally :) Then I hope to have a better battery life :)

  • Skillit

    That was really funky, a few devices skinned Android have received ICS before the Nexus S !!!!

  • Madsuns

    @Marc I already have ICS 4.0.3 on my Nexus S and the battery life didn't change, sorry!

  • Tom

    What about the Galaxy Nexus, which also is supposed to have an upgrade.

  • http://www.techteenager.org Andrew

    YAY! The whole reason I got a nexus s was because of a cheap phone with ICS, and after 4 months of waiting, it looks like I might finally get the update!

  • http://thatswright.org Nate

    Can't wait ... the OS' instability is killing me ... especially when I'm in GPS Navigation mode, and it decides, "hmmmm, this would be a great time to reboot"


  • http://www.pretentiousname.com Leo Davidson

    Can't say I've noticed the battery drain issue. Battery life seems fine and no different to with Gingerbread.

    I have had the phone spontaneously reboot a few times, though. Not so often that it's a big deal, and nowhere near as often as the early Gingerbread versions, but a non-zero amount of times, which is a step backwards from the later Gingerbread versions which never seemed to crash/reboot for me.