Accompanying its bigger and much more powerful sibling, the year old Samsung Google Nexus S smartphone is scheduled to receive the Ice Cream Sandwich update starting today. Google plans on delivering this upgrade to UTMS/GSM versions of the handset through a phased roll this month.
Co-developed by Google and Samsung, this smartphone was the first to come running on the Android 2.3 OS. The Nexus S device houses a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor that is backed by 512MB of RAM and sports a 4-inch WVGA multi-touch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. There are various other features such as multitasking capabilities, Wi-Fi hotspot, internet Calling, NFC support and so on.
“We’re rolling out Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, to GSM/UMTS Nexus S devices over the coming month, starting today. Enjoy the tasty update! Once you get the update, check out some tips and shortcuts for getting started at the Android 4.0 Help Center,” stated a post made on the official Android Google+ account.
For users upgrading to the Android 4.0 platform, Google has made available a guide comprising of the most common functions like getting started with the OS, connecting to networks, managing accounts, tips to tuning up the handset’s performance and searching the internet through text and voice inputs. The entire support list is available through the ICS Help Center.
The Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Google Nexus S smartphone is scheduled to ship starting today. The company also plans to supply the OS via a phased delivery method throughout this month. Based on Engadget’s findings, the package is already available for download.