Posted by: Brett
Sprint has finally announced Android 4.0 for it’s Nexus S 4G Users, months after it’s announcement and subsequent release on the Galaxy Nexus. The update was released a few months ago, but later pulled due to battery issues. It was re-released for GSM users later on. The time it has taken to release the update is somewhat surprising considering it’s a stock Google device, meaning it should technically receive the update first.
Sprint has noted the update features which include most of, if not all, the additions found on the Galaxy Nexus. The update was announced today, but it’s said to be rolling out in waves over the next 2-3 weeks. Keep reading for the official change-log.
Nexus S Software Update – IMM76D (Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich)
- Upgrades device operating system to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
- Customizable favorites tray visible on all 5 home screens just above the hard keys
- Contacts application replaced with a People application that provides improved integration with Gmail, Email, Google+ and other apps
- Multitasking allows users easy access to switch between recently used applications by tapping and holding the Home key
- Create folders on the home screen by dragging and dropping one app onto another to create a folder
- New lock screen actions allow users to jump into the camera or pull down notifications to check messages, without unlocking the device
- Swiping from left to right can dismiss individual notifications, close apps from the recent apps list, and close browser tabs
- Data usage provide controls for monitoring and managing network data usage
- Camera enhancements include capturing panoramic photos, continuous focus, zero shutter lag exposure, stabilized image zoom and decreased shot-to-shot speed
- Android Beam allows two NRC-enabled devices to exchange favorite apps, contacts, music, videos and more
- Software version is: IMM76D
- Please DO NOT remove the battery during the update
- Refer to the Samsung Nexus S Software Update blog for install instructionsAdvertisements