Google Pushing Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 Update To Samsung Nexus S


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Some major delight for Nexus S owners – Google is pushing out Ice Cream Sandwich update. The update will be pushed out over the next month, so the rollout should be complete by mid-Jan next year.

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The update is rolling out for the T-Mobile USA variant (i9020T), so if you’re thinking you could just grab the ZIP and run through the installation on other variants, don’t. Because, as @gauravh1 pointed out on Twitter, other variants, when flashed with the T-Mo USA i9020T specific update, are getting hard bricked. Better wait for Google to push the update.

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However, if you have the i9020T, you can grab the file here at XDA, and follow these instructions from Android Central.

Also, Google announced that the base version, which the Android partners will be given, is v4.0.3. It brings a few new APIs, which are –

Social stream API in Contacts provider: Applications that use social stream data such as status updates and check-ins can now sync that data with each of the user’s contacts, providing items in a stream along with photos for each. This new API lets apps show users what the people they know are doing or saying, in addition to their photos and contact information.

Calendar provider enhancements. Apps can now add color to events, for easier tracking, and new attendee types and states are now available.

New camera capabilities. Apps can now check and manage video stabilization and use QVGA resolution profiles where needed.

Accessibility refinements. Improved content access for screen readers and new status and error reporting for text-to-speech engines.

Incremental improvements in graphics, database, spell-checking, Bluetooth, and more.

Apparently, Nexus S is getting the 4.0.3 version.