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Wind Mobile Nexus S getting its ICS update OTA (Edit: Videotron, too!)

Wind customers with a Samsung Nexus S should get ready for the big OTA to Ice Cream Sandwich, as it appears to be rolling out now. AC reader Vic Singh tweeted in to let us know that his Nexus S was updating, and we knew that you guys would want to know. You'll need to be stock, with the stock...
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More factory images for the Nexus S released

A few days ago we saw the very first factory images for the Nexus S posted by Google. Previously you had to use a community-supplied image to go all the way back to 2.3.4 and then manually flash the updates. It was a pain, and we're glad that Google and the hardware vendors got it all worked out....
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Google releases Android 4.0.4 factory images for select GSM devices

Google has released the official Android 4.0.4 factory images for the international (GSM) version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the T-Mobile and European unlocked Nexus S. These are files that allow you to return your Nexus to stock, no matter how badly your system software gets screwed up. With...
Galaxy Nexus updates

Google confirms Android 4.0.4 update on Xoom, GSM Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.0.4 has started rolling out on Wifi-only Motorola Xoom tablets, as well as GSM Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus phones, Google has confirmed. The new version of Android, which has been described as an "incremental update" by Google engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru, is said to include "stability...
Android 4.0.4

Android 4.0.4 OTA for the GSM Nexus S now available

Many GSM Samsung Nexus S owners have been patiently waiting to see when Google would push the next update to their devices, and the answer is right now. Android 4.0.4 is currently rolling out to users showing a build of IMM76D. You have a few options when it comes to installing it of course. If...
Nexus S ICS update

Nexus S ICS updates reportedly restarting in 'a few weeks'

Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich was briefly pushed to the Nexus S last December, before being pulled due to battery life issues on some handsets. Now reports suggest that the official resumption of over-the-air updates to ICS may be just a few weeks away, and that the Nexus S 4G will finally see...
Google Wallet

Google Wallet now available on Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus on AT&T

Previously only available to Sprint Nexus S 4G owners, Google's NFC-based payment app, Google Wallet, has just been updated to add support for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S on AT&T. So if you're a Nexus owner on AT&T, you can hit the Android Market and find out what all the fuss is about....
ClockworkMod Touch

ClockworkMod touch recovery released as beta

Just weeks after we saw our first "unofficial" release of a touch version of the popular ClockworkMod custom recovery, developer Koush has put forth a beta version of his own, available for download now.  For you new folks, a custom recovery is an indispensable way to back up your device as well...
Android Central

Discounted Nexus S back in stock at Carphone Warehouse

We passed along the good news on Boxing Day about how Carphone Warehouse had slashed the price of the Nexus S to a few pence under £200. However they seemed to sell out of them almost immediately.  Well, good news. If you missed out last time, it's worth trying again because as the graphic here...
Android Central

Carphone Warehouse offering up Nexus S for £199.95

The UK sale wagon continues to roll, with the Samsung Nexus S being offered up by Carphone Warehouse for a few pence under £200 SIM free.  If you're anxious to get some pure Ice Cream Sandwich goodness but can't stretch to a Galaxy Nexus, at this price point the Nexus S is a bonafide bargain. Hit...
Face Unlock

Want Face Unlock on your Nexus S? We've got it

Because of the Samsung Nexus S' VGA front camera, face unlock was left out of the official and AOSP builds of last year's reference phone.  You know where this is going -- the files have been yanked out of the Galaxy Nexus and face unlock is working in all it's gimmicky goodness.  It's even...
ICE Cream Sandwich battery screen

Supposed Ice Cream Sandwich battery bug seems hit or miss, but something is up

By now you've heard a lot of scuttlebutt about the Ice Cream Sandwich battery bug, and how it's affected the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus.  Or not.  Either way, we've heard it, too.  Since we happen to have several of each phones possibly affected, I decided to do a little independent research of...
Android Central

Adobe AIR receives its own update, now supporting ICS

Hot on the heels of Flash Player 11, Adobe have today updated AIR to include support for devices running Ice Cream Sandwich. More good news for those of you with a shiny new Galaxy Nexus but even more so now that we're starting to see ICS roll out to other devices. Hit up the source link for the...
Ice Cream Sandwich on Nexus S

Cincinnati Bell's Nexus S to receive Ice Cream Sandwich this week [updated]

Update: Cincinatti Bell's given us an official update on the update, saying that we might not see things push this week, but instead through January. Also, as is the case with Nexus phones, expect the update from Google itself. Here's the full statement: Cincinnati Bell’s Samsung Nexus S is...
Android 4.0.3 ported to Nexus S 4G

Android 4.0.3 OTA for T-Mobile Nexus S ported to Nexus S 4G

  Samsung Nexus S 4G hacker Beezy has done it again, this time porting the Android 4.0.3 OTA update for T-Mobile phones to the Sprint 4G version.  There's no Wimax of course, but for the most part everything is working well -- including GPU rendering that we all have been wanting.  Hopefully the...
AOSP

Android 4.0.3 source code being pushed to AOSP

Googler Jean-Baptiste Queru has just announced the push of Android 4.0.3 to the Android Open Source Project tree.  This build is for the Motorola Xoom (U.S. Versions), the Nexus S (all versions), and of course the mysid and yakju builds of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.  Yes, one set of sources and...
Samsung Nexus S

Google starting to push Ice Cream Sandwich for Samsung Nexus S

  We've had unofficial builds of Ice Cream Sandwich on the Samsung Nexus S for a number of weeks now. But today Google announced that the GSM version of the Nexus S will see its Android 4.0 update push out over the next month, starting today. Not a bad turnaround. Now let's see some carrier-...
Android security issues

Older phones running custom Android firmware from Moto, HTC, and Samsung have major security issues, say N.C. State researchers

Researchers at N.C. State University have performed a study of eight Android phones (HTC's Legend, EVO 4G, and Wildfire S; Motorola's Droid and Droid X; Samsung's Epic 4G; and the Nexus One and Nexus S from Google) and found more potentially disturbing information.  While the Nexus phones and OG...
ICS

Hands-on with Ice Cream Sandwich on the Nexus S

You didn't think we would stop playing with the Ice Cream Sandwich AOSP ROM for the Nexus S so soon did you?  Trust me when I tell you it's almost 100 percent, and well worth the time to flash and try it out.  We've been having a go with it for a good while now, and decided to fire up the camera...
AOSP 4.0

Ice Cream Sandwich source builds surface for Nexus S, ready for flashing

Here's why we love open-source software folks.  With the release of the Ice Cream Sandwich trunk of the Android Open Source Project code came the ability to build it yourself instead of waiting for it to come from your phone's manufacturer or Google.  We've seen several good beginnings, on phones...

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