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Google pushes Ice Cream Sandwich to Nexus S smartphone

Says more devices will follow in the coming weeks

Google has announced that it has started rolling out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) for the Nexus S smartphone along with other devices.

The maker of Android took to Google+ to make the broadcast and said that the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus are also getting the upgrade. Google said more devices will follow soon afterwards.

Google said: "We’ve started rolling out Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich, to UMTS/GSM Nexus S, Xoom Wi-Fi, and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus devices, and we'll be rolling it out to more devices in the coming weeks."

The announcement said that while some will be getting ICS for the first time, others will be getting an update to the operating system. Google said the update will bring "stability improvements, better camera performance, smoother screen rotation, improved phone number recognition and more."

Google and Samsung produced the Nexus S in a joint effort with the phone debuting version 2.3 Gingerbread of Android. It has since been replaced by the more Samsung branded Galaxy Nexus with brought 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with it.

It was thought that the Nexus S would get the upgrade to ICS shortly after the launch of the Galaxy Nexus. However, the firm began testing it on its own employees' handsets in December last year and it's been a further few months for the upgrade to become available.


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