Google begins rolling out ICS update to the GSM Nexus S

17 December, 2011

The Android Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade news continues but this time, it is not the Galaxy Nexus getting the update but its older sibling, the Nexus S.

Yes, Google has finally started rolling out the highly anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich update to Nexus S update. Google plans to gradually update all the Nexus S devices to the latest version of Android in the coming month. This version is actually the 4.0.3 that was just announced by Google and even the Galaxy Nexus is not running it at the moment.

There is one small problem, though. The update is only available to the GSM/UMTS version of the Nexus S for the moment and not the CDMA version used by Sprint customers in the US. When it will be out is not known at the moment.

The update will be made available over-the-air, so you can manually check on your phone or wait for the notification to appear. However, if your patience has run thin then you will be glad to know that the ICS ROM is available for download and install manually for those who know what they are doing. If you want to find out how to do that, click on the source link below.