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Ice cream sandwich for the Nexus?

The statement below is in the description of this phone.  Shouldnt this phone be updated to come with the Ice cream sandwich instead of gingerbread?

The Nexus S 4G comes preloaded with great features like true multi-tasking, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, internet calling and full HTML Web browsing. With the Nexus S 4G, you’ll always be among the first to receive the latest software upgrades

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Yes, but as of Nov 28th:

"Over the past week, ROM Manager extraordinaire Koush has been frantically working on making a working build of CyanogenMod 9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for the Samsung Nexus S. The custom ROM, which is built purely from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), has now reached “alpha 11.” All major features are present and no significant bugs remain. It’s too early to say that the build is ready for prime time or mission-critical work — the final release of CM9 is due in the new year — but it’s certainly stable enough for daily use."  More? see

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/106809-cyanogenmod-9-ice-cream-sandwich-for-nexus-s

also see

http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/01/android-4-0-ice-cream-sandwich-review/

Wizard

Whats the point of CM9 on a Nexus phone really? The Nexus has AOSP straight from the source.

All CM9 will be is ASOP minus a few things and added AWD launcher. So really the only thing CM9 will offer is a crappy launcher and tethering.

Back on Topic. The Nexus S line should be seeing ICS anyday as the Galaxy Nexus is already starting to get it.

DanlK wrote:

Yes, but as of Nov 28th:

"Over the past week, ROM Manager extraordinaire Koush has been frantically working on making a working build of CyanogenMod 9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for the Samsung Nexus S. The custom ROM, which is built purely from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), has now reached “alpha 11.” All major features are present and no significant bugs remain. It’s too early to say that the build is ready for prime time or mission-critical work — the final release of CM9 is due in the new year — but it’s certainly stable enough for daily use."  More? see

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/106809-cyanogenmod-9-ice-cream-sandwich-for-nexus-s

also see

http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/01/android-4-0-ice-cream-sandwich-review/

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Thanks for all the info everyone.  Much appreciated, this is one of the phones I'm thinking of upgrading to.

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We should all get on the same page, follow this thread, no delays with Google is testing it for the Nexus S 4G as of a week ago. 

http://community.sprint.com/baw/message/375389

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Seriously, I wish Sprint would read these and respond.  Me and other users of the Nexus are hoping over to a Verizon store this weekend, who knows, if Sprint doesn't hurry and get the update out, they may be finding people switching to Verizon especialy with phones for only $149 

http://wireless.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Nexus-Android-Wireless/dp/B0061R2A1S

http://shop.verizonwireless.com/?id=samsung%20nexus

http://wireless.greatsites.us/

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Google is rolling out the ICS update starting today.  The twitter post says GSM is first.

http://twitter.com/googlenexus

Sprint please don't hold this up.  I really wanted the Galaxy Nexus, but you let Verizon get the exclusive, also CDMA means I cant buy an unlocked version.  Support the pure Google phone version you have Nexus S 4G.

Otherwise we have to wonder if you are up to the task of keeping our business.

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Dude, wth? How would Sprint hold this up? It's a Google and Samsung phone, so they have control over who gets the updates and who doesn't. If the update is rolled out to GSM phones, that's just because the developers (Google and Samsung) decided to write the software for those types of phones first.

You could also say that since the update is being rolled out to GSM phones first, they'll get any initial bugs, which will make it easier for us when we get the update since those bugs will likely be fixed.

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My point! If some software engineer single handly is writing ROMS for the Nexus S 4G, and they're working GREAT, then were the heck is Sprint, Google, and Samsung with their TOP NOTCH team of programs? We're "getting it" alright, but we're NOT standing up straight at the time...

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how do we get ics 4.0 since it's here

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