An update to the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) iteration of Android for Google’s Nexus S took a step closer to release this week, with the news that the latest version of the OS has moved to the testing stage.
Twitter updates from Google staff in sunny Mountain View, which were picked up by the eagle-eyed chaps at Android Police, reveal that ICS has been ported to Samsung Galaxy Nexus S and is being put through its paces in the wild in a bid to discover last-minute bugs.
Alas, there’s no sign of a concrete due date yet. But we think Nexus S users can probably pencil in some upgrade love as an over the air update in January or February next year.
As anyone with even a passing interest in Android knows, owners of Google-branded smartphones are always the first to get new editions of the operating system on their phone.
This is because, unlike say HTC kits, they run the unadorned vanilla version of Android, so there’s no delays caused by ensuring that new iterations work with manufacturers’ custom user interfaces.
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