Google has temporarily halted the full-scale rollout of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update for the Nexus S, keeping owners waiting longer to get on board the latest OS refresh.
The Nexus S was picked as the first Android kit to receive the software bump with some handsets already updated following its debut last month on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. However, since then despite many users receiving notifications of the update’s availability, there was no sign of it being actually downloadable.
Inundated with queries, Google community manager Paul Wilcox, posted a statement on the official Google Mobile Support forum revealing that it has been taken down to review stability for those who have already received it.
“If you received an update notification a little while ago but the update isn't currently available for your phone, this is likely the result of Google pausing the update in your area while we monitor feedback.
“The Android 4.0 update is continuing to roll out around the world so your phone will receive another update notification when it's available again in your region.”
Although a clear reason for the delay hasn’t been specified, some users have reported a faster battery drain since updating, possibly because the software has been optimised to run better on handsets with a dual core processor.
It’s hard to tell when the rollout will resume again. As Google stated, it will depend on your region. So all you can do is wait and hope it won’t be too long.
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