Please post if you are getting your OTA system update for Ice Cream or if you have an update to when it will be released officially from Sprint.
According to my friends who work for Google, the Google Company wants everyone on the Nexus S 4G to have ICS before Christmas. They are having employees test it source:
Sprint says next year (early 2012) Pcworld BUT, ZDNet and other developers are showing Nexus S 4G users how to update
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/mobile-news/android-40-ice-sandwich-on-nexus-s-4g-review/5809, go back .. http://www.androidauthority.com/how-to-update-the-samsung-nexus-s-to-android-4-0-ice-cream-sandwich-... http://www.extremetech.com/computing/106055-how-to-install-android-ice-cream-sandwich-on-a-nexus-s The tester at ZDnet says only thing that doesn't work is video recording - but then you won't get a verified and tested version from Sprint if you root, unless you use it then go backwards once the office OTA is released from Sprint.
Having said this, Sprint will you give us (the nexus s users) a early Christmas present?
Google said we will get it a "few weeks after the Galaxy Nexus is launched". The problem with that is that the GN hasn't been released in the US yet. I am completely un-hopeful of getting ICS on my NS4G at any point before Christmas.
Maybe I'm wrong, maybe I'm right, but either way Sprint will not comment on when they are releasing this update until they release it.
The Nexus Galaxy was released in the US today via Verizon, T-mobile opted for the Galaxy S II, Sprint no announcement yet.
However the Nexus Galaxy was released in the UK 2-3 weeks ago. Google Employees are beta testing the Nexus S 4G.
Hopefully Sprint will confirm an OTA Update for users of the Nexus S 4G for Ice Cream Sandwhich before Christmas. I tested several flavors of ICS and it is so fast, saves battery, functions are fast, email more streamline, everything so much better it was hard to go back to stock in hopes of an OTA update today.
You can theme your phone until it gets there but its not the same thing. Anyone have any news of the OTA coming for this device please reply. Thanks.
OTA starting to roll out today! GSM ONLY!?! Say we are hot on their heals ... Sprint / Google where is our love?
Sprint did you read this?
The over-the-air update applies to Nexus S phones that use the GSM/UMTS cellular technology. In the U.S., that means that the AT&T and T-Mobile versions are eligible for this first wave up updates, but sadly, Sprint folks will have to wait.
Al Nexus S users, please call Sprint and ask them, you might ask for Google support, or give them a chat.
I just started a Chat with Sprint
Sprint>> Chat with us
Pam G.: Please provide me the details of your concern.
You: Hi, I just received 3 different emails, one from google, one from Google facebook and the other Google Twitter that OTA updates for Android 4.0 are coming out today, but mine is not showing up yet
You: I also have another question after this one
Pam G.: You will receive an update automatically on your phone soon.
You: So this is official then?
Pam G.: yes, you are correct.
Yes we are getting it soon spread the news
I don't think we will get it before Q1 next year....I hate to say it. Yes our phone isn't much different than the Nexus S however I don't think we will see it before next year. If we do great but realistically with Sprints track record on getting/allowing updates...yeah...
Well the conversations with google connections is that it could be 1 day to 3 weeks, everyone won't get the update at once, they roll out a few at a time.
For Sprint this is a major deal because they don't have any plans until Q2 to get a Android 4.0 device, they haven't signed with the new Galaxy Nexus yet. So having a product, namely the Nexus S 4G running Android 4.0 is crutial to their competition.
You can get the new Nexus by switching to Verizon, but Sprint is the only company with unlimited data, Verizon you pay for it.
I think within a week is a distinct possability, but my attempt to obtain information from Sprint agents in chat were less promissing. The person I talked to would only say that my device is currently up to date and I would be notified if any future updates became available. When I said the Nexus S on other carrier was being updated starting friday, they had no future information (or knowledge of the other updates). I was hoping to get something like ".. in the coming weeks.." but he/she would not even specify roughly if it was going to happend in the next couple months. My guess is this person was just uninformed and rather than say "I don't know" he read off a chat training sheet and gave a canned response. I do not understand why people think using nice words, while at the same time completely ignoring direct questions, is considered good customer service. I guess they are used to talking to completely uninformed customers and trying to use placating phrases is their only avenue.
Not sure who's holding the update....Google or Sprint? THe sources and proprietary binaries are all posted I do not see why the OTA is not being released yet....