I would say here it is not so much the update to ICS as the fact the phone was misrepresented. If I went to an auto dealer to buy a car and got a boat I would be upset even though it was a nice boat. The NS4G is a nice phone gingerbread is fine but the agreement when we signed our life away for 2 years was the phone was supposed to be first for updates and it is not, but we are still locked in for the remainder of our contracts. Weather you call it whining or what the complaints are that we had to live up to our agreement we expected the carrier of google whoever to live up to theirs. So I don't think complaining is wrong here if I went to the store and got water after I paid for milk damn straight I would complain plenty as would all the people here saying just suck it up. Or maybe some of these people would just take the water home be happy and hope sooner or later they got milk.
Djallynrules: If you are so adamant about making a statement to Sprint and Google regarding the update, you can choose to pay the ETF. Although, I'm not sure how strong your message will resonate if you turned around and signed up with them again.
" I can pick another carrier with a different phone, or go back and re-sign with Sprint for another phone."
If you're going to pay the ETF to just turn around and re-sign with Sprint you should consider just selling your current phone and buying another one. It may be cheaper for you in the long run.
Aside from all the treats and name calling, one of the only "intelligent" comments I have read is Nexus S 4G users did purchase this phone to get the OTA updates FIRST! As far as "waiting" for Google to get the bugs worked out of a operating system that was supposed to be released over 3 months ago... doesn't Google employ some of the TOP programmers in the industry, and if so why the long wait?
I'll all for getting it right the first time so we (the Nexus S 4G owners) don't suffer with an inferior product, but come on how long does it take these so-called genius programers to complete the task?
At least WHEN it gets here it'll be perfect, or pretty darn close…
I just really don't understand two things.
1) Why is everyone yelling at Sprint. This rollout has NOTHING to do with Sprint. It is completely controlled by the Google engineers. and here is the article to prove that.
Yes, I suppose you could make the argument that Sprint "promised or hinted" at a much speedier rollout. But that is like me selling land on the moon. They had no right to do that since they aren't in control of it.
BUT More importantly
2) If the Google engineers THEMSELVES don't feel comfortable with 4.0.4 and are pushing for 4.0.5 would you rather wait and have a release that is (hopefully) bug free. It''s not like Cleetus on the corner won't release it...it's the actual guys that wrote the code.
Personally I ain't doing nothing until I get that happy update notfication.
Oh, and here's to the upcoming Jellybean!
It might be coming very soon guys.... Nexus S GSM varient getting ICS 4.0.4 at this moment...
From Computer World:
The devices included in this initial 4.0.4 rollout notably do not include the CDMA version of the Nexus S, known as the Nexus S 4G on Sprint. That device, despite being a Nexus product, is still on the Gingerbread version of Android and has yet to receive any Ice Cream Sandwich-level upgrade. The rollout also does not include the 3G/4G version of the Xoom, which is still on a pre-ICS platform, or the LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus -- better known to those of us in the U.S. as the Verizon Galaxy Nexus -- which is currently on the 4.0.2-level build of the Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
So what does this tell us? [...] I was told a couple of weeks ago that we'd see our upgrade in a "few weeks" only to find that Google is NOT upgrading us right now. Instead, we are now being told "in the coming weeks".
Sheese. Done with it NOW. Been on my Blackberry for a week now because it actually makes phone calls and doesn't go dead two or three times a day.
Never again. The phone has been up on Craigslist for three days now for $40. Nobody wants it.
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LO and Behold., I got proof that the ball is on the operator side now. Sprint has to give Google the GO for the 4.0.4 OTA!!!
Google has to wait for Sprint to send them the radio and for Samsung to send them the hardware drivers for the Nexus S 4G phone. Once Google has the radio and hardware drivers from Sprint and Samsung then the update is pushed directly from Google to the Nexus S 4G phone.
I learned this a LONG TIME ago, NEVER buy a Samsung phone and expect a timely update because IT WILL NOT HAPPEN. And why is everybody getting all bent out of shape because you bought a "pure google" expererience phone? Did you actually think a sales person would tell you what you didn't want to hear or something. Yes the wait sucks but for the love of God do some research first before you stroll into a Sprint store and listen to them SELL you a phone you know nothing about. And switching carriers isnt going to do you any good because the next store you walk into they will more than likely do the same exact thing. Phones i recommend getting for timely updates( that i have used before) HTC, Motorola, & Apple. Every time i had a phone using those brands the updates came right on time.
Another thing of course Sprint is going to step in the way of an update. Firmwares are not like hats they're not one size fits all, if software companies made something for your PC or MAC and didnt test on both OS and just sent them out there would be a mod of angry people out there. So it could go two ways if you want it to..... Sprint just rolls out the update and when it hits your phone it ***** your phone up then you have a 400$ brick because "you just want your update" OR Sprint can step in the middle and say let us test this first on this device make sure everything is a GO and we can roll it out.
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