Nexus S Android ICS update stopped by Google

Google halt Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Nexus S

The Gingerbread launching Nexus S handset has seen its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update stopped mid rollout by Google

The already jittery introduction of Google's latest mobile OS offering, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has hit another stumbling block as the Nexus S ICS update is halted.

Having launched exclusive to the specs impressive but delayed Samsung Galaxy Nexus in November Google had begun rolling out the Ice Cream Sandwich software update to users of the Gingerbread launching Nexus S earlier this month before pulling the plug in order to "monitor feedback."

"If you received an update notification a little while ago but the update isn't currently available for your phone, this is likely the result of Google pausing the update in your area while we monitor feedback," Google's Community Manager Paul Wilcox said via the company's support forums.

"The Android 4.0 update is continuing to roll out around the world so your phone will receive another update notification when it's available again in your region."

Android Ice Cream Sandwich Features

The new OS from Google is the first Android OS that works on both smartphones and tablets and takes design cues from both with the appearance very much Honeycomb influenced while many of the menu layouts conform to the smartphone versions of Android.

Ice Cream Sandwich also contains a whole host of new features such as face-recognition unlock: a feature which lets you unlock the phone by using the front-facing camera to make sure it's you. You'll also get a service called Android Beam which uses NFC technology to throw across files and contact between phones with NFC tech built-in.

Are you a Nexus S user, did you manage to update to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS or were you cut short? Let us know via the comments box below.

Via: TechRadar