Google has issued an emergency update for its Nexus S handset, amid widespread concerns over a bug in the voice search functionality.
Android 2.3.6 is currently being rolled out over the air to Nexus S handsets on both sides of The Pond and fixes the problem of the voice search feature reportedly activating randomly, often rendering the device temporarily inoperable.
No new features are on board, only undisclosed ‘security patches’ that are usually part and parcel with most updates.
However, it would seem that Google’s solution might have simply traded one problem for another. Reports have been pouring in on the search giant’s support forum that since installing the update, the Wi-Fi and USB tethering feature no longer works.
Worse yet for a small minority of users, the original problem has not been eradicated either, and in some cases, has become more frequent than before.
To those who have yet to make the jump, we would strongly advise on holding off the install if tethering is important to you, at least until Google comes up with a more effective remedy.
In the meantime, you can follow the developments here.