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Google outs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the Samsung Nexus S

An early release for employees
Mon Dec 05 2011, 11:36

MOBILE SOFTWARE HOUSE Google has selected its own employees to test out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) on the Samsung Nexus S smartphone.

Some of Google's employees have let slip that the firm has rolled out ICS to some Samsung Nexus S handsets for testing. The Twitter posts have since been deleted, but not before Android Police managed to grab some of them.

Adel Saoud, a developer at Google said, "Just got Ice-cream Sandwich update on my Nexus S & it's looking great."

"Yeah an OTA [over the air], but it's an early one for Google employees so we test is further so it's even more awesome when you guys get it. So sadly I can't comment on it more at this time."

This will boost the hopes for owners of older devices that have a single core processor because that is what is in the Nexus S. It's nice to hear that work is being done on upgrading older devices and we hope that the rollout will begin in the next few weeks.

Various smartphone vendors have confirmed that their handsets will get an upgrade to ICS including Samsung, Sony Ericsson, HTC and LG. The latest version of Android is available only on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus at the moment, so take a look at our review for more information. µ


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