Google: 'We haven't forgotten Nexus S owners. Promise'

Google: 'We haven't forgotten Nexus S owners. Promise'If you're a Nexus S user still rocking that outdated OS known as Android Gingerbread, then we feel your pain. No, we really do.

Because four months after its successor, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, was released in this country and as others begin to get Ice Cream Sandwich, there's every chance that you are one of those people getting RSI from constantly tapping the 'Check For Updates' option.

Google has promised Engadget that it hasn't forgotten about Nexus S users and that ICS is due to drop in the coming weeks. Though cynical 'Pure Google' lovers may scoff at the idea and believe it only when they see it.

It's not that Ice Cream Sandwich won't work on the Nexus S. It's got all the capabilities and even Google employees have been able to take advantage of it for months - though the wider world wasn't really meant to know about it.

And there have been 'unofficial' ways of installing it if you're that way inclined. But for some reason, the promised rollout stopped and then never restarted, leaving some users high and dry.

We had expected the Nexus S to be the first to get Ice Cream Sandwich after the Galaxy Nexus - possibly even before the Samsung Galaxy S2 which is eligible from next week. And with them going for a song a few months back, deals on Google's older device are still floating around.

Either way, if you got it on yours (through official channels), we'd love to hear about it below.

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matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 16, 2012 at 19:50

I love the fact the Sensation and the S2 both beat the rip off Nexus S to an official ICS update haha :D.

blizzard7  Mar. 16, 2012 at 21:02

Great news for both the people who bought one of these!

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 16, 2012 at 21:09

Isn't it just, eh :p!

Pondlife  Mar. 16, 2012 at 22:46

Pretty shoddy. Wonder if they found lots of issues when they let the employees get the rom

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 16, 2012 at 23:01

Apparently it was pretty buggy, that's why the original public update was pulled before many people had a chance to download it.

Pondlife  Mar. 16, 2012 at 23:18

Even then that was released over 3 months ago, it's disappointing progress at best since then.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 16, 2012 at 23:29

I think Google got lazy, in all honesty.


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