Few days ago, Engadget had reported that according to its “trusted sources”, Google would soon be resuming the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Nexus S in the coming weeks. While Google has not announced anything and neither has the update started rolling out to NS4G owners, a new ICS update rumor has popped up on the Internet. Mobile Panda a.k.a @black_man_x tweeted today morning that Google will soon release a new build of Ice Cream Sandwich – Android 4.0.5 – in early April.
According to @black_man_x, this new build of ICS will fix the “audio reboot issue as well as data failing asleep” for GNex owners. While this news will be definitely appreciated by all Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners, it is quite a shame to see Google struggling with updates on a Nexus handset.
Frankly, the whole ICS rollout has been a complete mess. First, when Google announced the Galaxy Nexus, it did not mention as to when the handset will be available under Verizon’s network in the United States. The phone finally hit the States 1.5 months after its announcement, but was plagued with poor signal and data issues. Now, more than 4 months after its release, the Galaxy Nexus is still only available under Verizon’s network in the U.S, thus limiting its reach. Sprint did announce at CES that it will be releasing the Galaxy Nexus soon under its network, but more than 2 months have passed by since then without any update from either Google or Sprint.
Oh! and I am not even talking about the Nexus S, whose Ice Cream Sandwich update was stopped midway. In fact, some variants of the Nexus S like the I9020A and the Nexus S 4G are yet to receive the ICS update, more than 4 months after Google started rolling out the update.