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Old December 20th, 2011, 05:23 PM   #101 (permalink)
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No - I meant the unlocking of the phone - that option is not available for me.
The Face Unlock feature doesn't seem to be included in the official Nexus S ICS ROMs. Only the custom ROMs built from AOSP have that feature. I'm guessing that the Nexus S' front facing camera lacks the quality to use the feature reliably. In the video demos I've seen of Nexus S phones with Face Unlock, it takes several tries before it successfully unlocks the phone.

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The Face Unlock feature doesn't seem to be included in the official Nexus S ICS ROMs. Only the custom ROMs built from AOSP have that feature. I'm guessing that the Nexus S' front facing camera lacks the quality to use the feature reliably. In the video demos I've seen of Nexus S phones with Face Unlock, it takes several tries before it successfully unlocks the phone.

Okay - thanks for clarifying.

Another question - I've seen that with ICS you can "share" an address or map with others... I was just trying to do that but can't seem to find that option... any idea?
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Okay - thanks for clarifying.

Another question - I've seen that with ICS you can "share" an address or map with others... I was just trying to do that but can't seem to find that option... any idea?
Maybe you're thinking of Android Beam?

Galaxy Nexus: Android Beam - YouTube

That feature is included on the 4.0.3 update for the Nexus S, but I haven't had the chance to test it out.
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Maybe you're thinking of Android Beam?

Galaxy Nexus: Android Beam - YouTube

That feature is included on the 4.0.3 update for the Nexus S, but I haven't had the chance to test it out.
No... it's from a commercial now that I think of it... couldn't find it- the commercial has a woman telling her Android what to do to prepare for the party - and the little Android figure is doing stuff on the phone itself...

And she tells him to make sure everyone has directions this time.
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No... it's from a commercial now that I think of it... couldn't find it- the commercial has a woman telling her Android what to do to prepare for the party - and the little Android figure is doing stuff on the phone itself...

And she tells him to make sure everyone has directions this time.
Here's the commercial: Straight Talk Android Butler - YouTube

It's just a feature in Google Maps. Select a location and scroll down. You'll see the Share Location or Share This Place option. You don't need ICS for this feature either.
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Here's the commercial: Straight Talk Android Butler - YouTube

It's just a feature in Google Maps. Select a location and scroll down. You'll see the Share Location or Share This Place option. You don't need ICS for this feature either.

D'oh! I see it. I wasn't looking for it there.... thanks!
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The battery life seems to have taken a nose dive...I am struggling to get even half a day out of it now
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The battery life seems to have taken a nose dive...I am struggling to get even half a day out of it now
Did you do the OTA or a manual update?

By the way, I did the OTA and the battery life has greatly increased. Even with extreme use (and I mean using the FB app, Opera and the camera for hours), the battery lasted 13 hours and still had 43% left. I charged it at that point. An important tip is to always charge the phone up at about the 40% range, it's good for the battery.
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Did you do the OTA or a manual update?

By the way, I did the OTA and the battery life has greatly increased. Even with extreme use (and I mean using the FB app, Opera and the camera for hours), the battery lasted 13 hours and still had 43% left. I charged it at that point. An important tip is to always charge the phone up at about the 40% range, it's good for the battery.
I did a manual update.
With the kind of usage you are talking about I would be lucky to get more than 3 -4 hours from the battery.
I keep charging the phone whenever I can irrespective of the current charge.
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Unfortunately, you'll probably have to do a wipe/factory reset to get the downgrade to work properly, though you can try it without wiping first.

It's very possible that a factory reset might fix the problems you've been having without the need to downgrade. You'll lose your current settings and installed apps (though a lot of those get backed up through Google), but the files on your internal storage (the "SD card") are left alone.

The best way to do the Wipe/Reset is through the recovery console. To access the recovery mode:

1. Turn off your phone.
2. Hold Volume Up while turning on your phone.
3. Use the volume buttons to highlight "Recovery" and select it with the power button.
4. Hold the Power button and press Volume Up.
5. Use the volume buttons to highlight "Data Wipe/Factory Reset" and select it with the power button (I suggest doing the "Wipe cache partition" option too.
6. Select Reboot.


If you want to try manually flashing back to 2.3.6, put that file I linked you a few post back in the phone's internal storage and follow steps 1 through 4 to get into recovery mode. Select "apply update from /sdcard" and find the update file and select it.

If it gives you an error, it means the only way to downgrade is to root your phone first (sorry). If it does install, select reboot and your phone will reboot into 2.3.6.

If you didn't wipe your phone first, there's a chance it'll go into a boot loop (aka get stuck and never get passed the Nexus logo). If that happens, you'll have to pull your battery and go into the recovery mode, do the wipe, and re-install the 2.3.6 ROM I linked above.
Can this procedure be used to downgrade from 4.0.3 to 2.3.6 on i9023?
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Can this procedure be used to downgrade from 4.0.3 to 2.3.6 on i9023?
If that method works for the I9020T, it will work for an I9023 as well. What we don't know is whether or not the stock recovery console will let you install the full 2.3.6 ROM on top of 4.0.3. We're still waiting to hear back from someone who has tried it.
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If that method works for the I9020T, it will work for an I9023 as well. What we don't know is whether or not the stock recovery console will let you install the full 2.3.6 ROM on top of 4.0.3. We're still waiting to hear back from someone who has tried it.
Thanks for answer. I will try and let u know what's going on. Where do i find how to root and what that procedure means?
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I installed ICS then I downloaded an app and it put it on my home screen and in the app section. If I hit my camera button the screen goes black! Camera not working.
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I rebooted and now the camera is working :-)
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I did a manual update.
With the kind of usage you are talking about I would be lucky to get more than 3 -4 hours from the battery.
I keep charging the phone whenever I can irrespective of the current charge.
Try doing a Factory Reset to wipe the phone and do a clean setup again. It means you'll lose your apps and settings, but it will start fresh. There may be something wrong with the update you flashed or something causing it to run the battery down. A reset will start you off fresh with v4.x and you can see if the battery life is better.
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Thanks for answer. I will try and let u know what's going on. Where do i find how to root and what that procedure means?
Rooting is the act of giving you "root permissions" for your device. iPhone users erroneously call it "Jailbreaking" (I say erroneously because iOS and OS X do not use the FreeBSD-based "jail" partitions to which the term refers). Basically, it lets you change system files you wouldn't otherwise have access to, in turn, letting you do things like install unsigned updates and custom ROMs, among other things.

There's a useful guide in the All Things Root section of the Nexus S forum: http://androidforums.com/nexus-s-all-things-root/458635-nexus-s-root-guide.html

If you do decide to root your phone, make sure you understand the process well and that the methods you're using are intended for your model of Nexus S and the version of Android you have installed. Mistakes can permanently brick your phone.
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any update from somebody who officially upgraded to 4.0.3 and then "officially" downgraded to 2.3.6 ?
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Hi, I am still withholding from trying the downgrading procedure (as I get impression of very mixed success of that based on the Google Mobile Help forums) and trying to talk to the mobile operator if the problem could be solved "locally" (since it seems to persist only on networks of some mobile operators and not the others - should I switch the operator, hum?)... Anyway, it's the fifth day I am having the problem with network connection...

I feel like GOOGLE should call me and apologize for the inconvenience in person... :-/
(But how would they do that? I do not have network connection for most of the time...)
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Rooting is the act of giving you "root permissions" for your device. iPhone users erroneously call it "Jailbreaking" (I say erroneously because iOS and OS X do not use the FreeBSD-based "jail" partitions to which the term refers). Basically, it lets you change system files you wouldn't otherwise have access to, in turn, letting you do things like install unsigned updates and custom ROMs, among other things.

There's a useful guide in the All Things Root section of the Nexus S forum: http://androidforums.com/nexus-s-all-things-root/458635-nexus-s-root-guide.html

If you do decide to root your phone, make sure you understand the process well and that the methods you're using are intended for your model of Nexus S and the version of Android you have installed. Mistakes can permanently brick your phone.
quantumrand, u really helped me. I will try to undastand android and meanings of different actions like one u described up better and then i'll do the downgrade. Thank u.
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If that method works for the I9020T, it will work for an I9023 as well. What we don't know is whether or not the stock recovery console will let you install the full 2.3.6 ROM on top of 4.0.3. We're still waiting to hear back from someone who has tried it.
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I tried it today but it does not work. I followed, point-by-point, the procedure listed by you. I tried with a wiped-out clean phone (i9020), to downgrade from 4.0.3 to zip file listed by you in one of your posts earlier. Validation for this zip file fails. Also, my phone is NOT a rooted one.

The reason for me to downgrade is that I am getting very bad battery after doing "manual" upgrade from 2.3.6 to 4.0.3.

Now, I will try what has been mentioned in another post, i.e. to Re-install 4.0.3 on a clean (wiped-out/factory resetted) phone. I hope this works.

However, I would still be interested in downgrading 4.0.3 back to 2.3.6. Incase, someone figures that out, please share.

Thanks.
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Looks like face unlock is a possiblity

Face Unlock For Nexus S Available In New Android 4.0.3 ICS Custom ROM, Here's How You Can Install It Right Now! | Redmond Pie
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I tried it today but it does not work. I followed, point-by-point, the procedure listed by you. I tried with a wiped-out clean phone (i9020), to downgrade from 4.0.3 to zip file listed by you in one of your posts earlier. Validation for this zip file fails. Also, my phone is NOT a rooted one.

The reason for me to downgrade is that I am getting very bad battery after doing "manual" upgrade from 2.3.6 to 4.0.3.

Now, I will try what has been mentioned in another post, i.e. to Re-install 4.0.3 on a clean (wiped-out/factory resetted) phone. I hope this works.

However, I would still be interested in downgrading 4.0.3 back to 2.3.6. Incase, someone figures that out, please share.

Thanks.
Vikas.
Thanks for giving it a shot Vikas. I figured there was a good chance it would throw up a version incompatibility flag. That's too bad. It is still possible to downgrade, but only by rooting and using a custom recovery image.

I think it was Android and Me that posted the original article. They were rather late and a bit misleading about it. Face Unlock has been possible on Custom ROMs pretty much since the ICS SDK was released over a month ago. Most of the AOSP ROMs include Face Unlock. Successfully unlocking your phone with it is fairly hit and miss though. I suspect it has to do with the FFC's image quality, and that that's why Google chose not to include it for the Nexus S update.
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Anyone any news about the update version of ICS?

Meanwhile I had a lengthy communication with my network operator - the only thing they suggest is to wait for the new version of ICS...
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hey guys.. mine is 9020T,..i recently upgraded to the ICS 4.0.3 manually...my phone worked perfectly until few days back....then all of a sudden it stopped my cellular network...hence i cant make calls..send msgs..

pls pls pls help
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I keep getting a "Status 7" error upon trying to install any of the OTA zip packages.
This is killing me, I have no idea what's going wrong!

Help anyone?
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hey quantumrand...
pls help me out...my model was the 9020T and i was on the 2.3.6...i did a manual upgrade..the phone worked fine for 2 days and all of a sudden it stopped the cellular network...i tried using the phone using a different sim card but the same problem exsisted....

pls help me out...i was going through the posts in the forum and it looked like your the most experienced member..

i used these instructions to update

Downloaded and renamed ZD3PyN0t.zip to update.zip
Full system wipe including the SDcard, rebooted, then copied update.zip to the SD
Switched off and booted to recovery mode, wiped cache just for completeness.
Rebooted again into recovery mode. Selected update.zip
Applied the update, then when finished, went back to recovery mode and wiped cache and factory reset again.


quantumrand..pls help me out
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It can be turned off but the space where it sat can't be used. So it's pretty pointless at this point, but a future update may change things.
I think you did not have time to get used to it , on 2.3.6 , on of my favourites was "gesture search" on ics I do not need this ,the search bar on all screens do the same work and more... also apps on apps is a wonderful feature ,before I used " swipe pad " etc . at activation corner ,usually accidentally switched on ,now placing similar apps on each other is very practical .the only thing i do not like is " phone" &"contacts" instead I use "touchpad dialer" . The rest just trying to get used to , welcome any ideas on other apps as well.
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Please use this thread for general ICS 4.0.3 discussions. If you have specific issues or problems after updating, feel free to start a new thread if one does not already exist. I will be updating this post with new links and info when it's available.

The OTA has started rolling out. You can wait for it to reach your device on its natural course, or you can update manually via the recovery console.

News (12/20/2011): Due to a battery life bug experienced by some users, Google has suspended the Nexus S ICS update. This means the OTA won't be rolling out to anyone else until they solve the problem. You can still update manually if you choose, using the files below, but be aware that the battery issue could affect you.

Details regarding the issue can be seen here: Google Said to be Suspending Nexus S ICS Update Due to High CPU Usage and Battery Life Bug

I personally am not experiencing significantly poor battery life. After 19 hours on battery with moderate use, I still had 34% left; however, my Awake time is twice my Screen On time, as described as the bug.


Links to official update files:

I9020T and I9023 (2.3.6 to 4.0.3) - http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/google_crespo/VQ8PQk_V.zip

I9020T and I9023 Full ROM (flash from any previous version) - http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/google_crespo/ZD3PyN0t.zip

So far the I9020A update link is not available.


Work around for I9020A Models
A work around has been discovered that allows you to update your I9020A with the I9020T file linked above. It is definitely not for the faint of heart, and it is not confirmed as entirely stable. Follow these instructions at your own risk.

First, your phone must be rooted with Clockwork mod recovery image.
Factory reset and flash a stock 2.3.6 ROM for a I9020T (link to 2.3.6 ROM: http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/google_crespo/1ada25375426.signed-soju-ota-189904.1ada2537.zip).
Reboot (your radio won't be working).
Using Fastboot, re-inject Clockwork mod.
Flash the I9020T ICS update above.
Flash the UCKE1 I9020A radio (link to radio: http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=687157&stc=1&d=1313224 429).
Reboot, and done.


ICS Features
A lot of people had questions regarding the features shown at the Galaxy Nexus launch and whether or not they'd make it to the Nexus S. Well, here's a list of included (and left out) features so far. I'm sure I've missed plenty, so make feel free to request any others you might be curious about.

Included Features:
  • Quick Task Managment (holding the Home button)
  • Data Management
  • New Lock Screen (no Face Unlock)
  • New Browser (Finally a decent stock browser IMHO)
  • New Launcher (just like the Galaxy Nexus' minus on-screen buttons)
  • New Keyboard and Voice Recognition
  • New Camera App with Panorama mode
  • New Notification Bar
  • NFC "Beaming"
  • Screenshots (Hold Volume Down + Power)
Not Included:
  • Face Unlock
  • Zero Shutter lag
  • HD Video recording
  • Simultaneous video + photos
Unknown:
  • Multi-person Video chat


Update Log:
12/19/2011 - Added "Full ROM" Link for I9020T and I9023.
12/20/2011 - Added news about Google suspending 4.0.3 update.
dear quantumrand
I had the official update ,but my wifi is not working ,(factory data reset did nnot help)the rest is great , I updated to ics on 2.3.6 ...can I manually update again from the link you have given above ? my b.band is 19023 ...please advise ? Thanks in advance
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I have a question as to what are the things my battery is being used on... obviously the top one is screen, then it's OS, then I have Android System, Mediaserver (???), then cell standby.

After 22 minutes on battery (After being unplugged fully charged) I'm at 90%.
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If i update from 2.3.4. Will i lose my apps? And is there any way to know if these bugs will happen to me? I got this phone for 5 days so i am new... and it is I9023
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Old January 4th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #131 (permalink)
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I had the official update ,but my wifi is not working ,(factory data reset did nnot help)the rest is great , I updated to ics on 2.3.6 ...can I manually update again from the link you have given above ? my b.band is 19023 ...please advise ? Thanks in advance
You can try updating with the "Full ROM" link. Do a Data Wipe/Factory Reset and wipe the cache from recovery first.

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I have a question as to what are the things my battery is being used on... obviously the top one is screen, then it's OS, then I have Android System, Mediaserver (???), then cell standby.

On mine, the top 5 (when the phone sits idle most of the day) are Wi-Fi (I let it stay on all day), Cell Standby, Phone idle, Android OS, Android System.

When I stream music with Google Music, Mediaserver gets up there. When I'm playing games or lots of browsing, the Screen gets up there too.

After 22 minutes on battery (After being unplugged fully charged) I'm at 90%.
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If i update from 2.3.4. Will i lose my apps? And is there any way to know if these bugs will happen to me? I got this phone for 5 days so i am new... and it is I9023
No, the update will not remove your apps, but the chances of there being a problem are higher if you don't do a data wipe first. Considering the fact that Google has put the rollout on hold, you may want to wait for the next update.
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My phone works great with ICS I9020T ,but my wifes is having problems with no data connection and I cant get rid of the notifications by swiping them like I can on my phone. Am I missing something in the settings for deleting the notifications?
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Does anyone have any hint/leaked info, anything on when is the fix coming. I'm still on 2.3.6 and I don't want to risk installing ICS lol
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yes any new info would be greatly appreciated!!
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I had the OTa on dec 18.2011 in Kazakhistan Almatu , and my wi-fi did not work .At first ,some minor problems also emerged but removing some old app and installing back helped .I did a factory data reset .that did not help as well for my wi fi problem. According to the advise I got from forum colleges ,i decided to wait .
On 08.01.2012 I came to moscow , switched to a russian provider ,etc in 6 hours time my Wi fi connected started working .( Surpise ICS has a healing system inside .... still no new updates .
Overall I am very happy with the ICS, it works great ,now I use less apps then I used to because most is like in build . The only defect is that when I open the Gallery ,it sometimes can not open some pictures or videos and asks you to" try later"...... very funny ....I think this is because of some pictures/videos deleted still stays in the preliminary page. the battery life is almost the same as before ,I did not notice a decrease .
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I had the OTa on dec 18.2011 in Kazakhistan Almatu , and my wi-fi did not work .At first ,some minor problems also emerged but removing some old app and installing back helped .I did a factory data reset .that did not help as well for my wi fi problem. According to the advise I got from forum colleges ,i decided to wait .
On 08.01.2012 I came to moscow , switched to a russian provider ,etc in 6 hours time my Wi fi connected started working .( Surpise ICS has a healing system inside .... still no new updates .
Overall I am very happy with the ICS, it works great ,now I use less apps then I used to because most is like in build . The only defect is that when I open the Gallery ,it sometimes can not open some pictures or videos and asks you to" try later"...... very funny ....I think this is because of some pictures/videos deleted still stays in the preliminary page. the battery life is almost the same as before ,I did not notice a decrease .
That's interesting. Perhaps those who are experiencing WiFi issues can try removing their SIM, powering on the phone (without a SIM installed), and then reboot and put the SIM back in. It would be an odd fix if it worked, but if it works, it works.
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I'm also having serious wifi issues. Namely, the ICS update completely killed it. The Nexus S can't even detect my network. It's just stuck on "Turning on wifi..." Anybody else having this issue?
i had the same issue ,after the official OTA end of December no wifi ,I tried factory data reset did not help. As I was very happy with other functions ,I decided to wait for an update .On 10 of jan .I came to moscow ,switched sim card to local provider ,after 6 hrs use the wifi started working by itself ...now I have a super nexus S ...Using a few apps .everything perfect .as far as did not measure but the battery life is almost the same as before. beatiful new option is apps in apps function .I grouped similar used apps in one ,now only 3 screens and all fits .eg naim the main app mail ,inside 4 different mails hotmail+gmail+yahoo+exchange ....
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Regarding the "self-healing" of ICS... I have a somewhat similar experience I had an issue with no cell network connection - if I try to make a call, I just lose it... However, in my case the problem "disappeared" when I talked to the network operator (TELE 2 LT) for a few times. At the same time I was moving around the country so to the 2G network and back to the 3G - I don't know if that had any influence, but it started to function almost perfectly (I do lose connection occasionally even in the city, but that became very seldom compared to almost permanent lack of connection before). The operator never admitted that they have been changing the settings of the network, but I suspect that could have been a case of some update or so. Anyway, I would not otherwise understand how the problem "corrected" itself (I still use the same SIM, I did not do any OS changes) or is there any chance of a "silent update" that Google has made to ICS?..
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What is going on with this? I remember hearing that there was a bug with the update so they pulled it, but surely that would have been fixed by now. Has everyone else got their updates yet? I am with Koodo Mobile in Canada and still haven't got mine.
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What is going on with this? I remember hearing that there was a bug with the update so they pulled it, but surely that would have been fixed by now. Has everyone else got their updates yet? I am with Koodo Mobile in Canada and still haven't got mine.
Sadly, no new news. It's likely that the initial update was just a soak test of sorts, especially considering the various bugs that showed up. Google probably has a relatively small team working on polishing ICS for the Nexus S, so taking a month or two to get things all squared away isn't surprising.

Now, if we start getting into mid to late February of if other phones start getting official updates to ICS first, something may be seriously wrong (ie: major issues that Google didn't anticipate). Rest assured, Google isn't going to abandon the Nexus S, nor will it let a completed ICS update turn to dust on some shelf. When the update is ready, we'll definitely hear about it.
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Sadly, no new news. It's likely that the initial update was just a soak test of sorts, especially considering the various bugs that showed up. Google probably has a relatively small team working on polishing ICS for the Nexus S, so taking a month or two to get things all squared away isn't surprising.

Now, if we start getting into mid to late February of if other phones start getting official updates to ICS first, something may be seriously wrong (ie: major issues that Google didn't anticipate). Rest assured, Google isn't going to abandon the Nexus S, nor will it let a completed ICS update turn to dust on some shelf. When the update is ready, we'll definitely hear about it.
I my self am from Canada, and Koodo is my Network provider. I am Looking forward to Google fixing various bug's ( issues) with the rom and once corrected then we will receive the update.

Looking forward to the release until then.

Thanks for keeping us up to date quantumrand.

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News (1/31/2012): An Android version 4.0.4 build has recently leaked for the Nexus S 4G. This build won't work for those of us on the GSM version, but the fact that it carries a newer version number clearly suggests that Google is continuing to work out the various bugs we've seen in 4.0.3. There's a good chance we may all be seeing a 4.0.4 OTA in the near future.
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News (1/31/2012): An Android version 4.0.4 build has recently leaked for the Nexus S 4G. This build won't work for those of us on the GSM version, but the fact that it carries a newer version number clearly suggests that Google is continuing to work out the various bugs we've seen in 4.0.3. There's a good chance we may all be seeing a 4.0.4 OTA in the near future.

Thanks for the share, quantumrand

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Sadly, no new news. It's likely that the initial update was just a soak test of sorts, especially considering the various bugs that showed up. Google probably has a relatively small team working on polishing ICS for the Nexus S, so taking a month or two to get things all squared away isn't surprising.

Now, if we start getting into mid to late February of if other phones start getting official updates to ICS first, something may be seriously wrong (ie: major issues that Google didn't anticipate). Rest assured, Google isn't going to abandon the Nexus S, nor will it let a completed ICS update turn to dust on some shelf. When the update is ready, we'll definitely hear about it.
I guess it's good to hear that nobody else has it either. I was getting worried that Koodo was just not giving us the update.
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Nothing for me either , im in the UK and on 2.3.6 , funny though ive just ugraded my wifes Galaxy s to 2.3.5 , it seems to be catching up on the Nexus s , it used to always be a few versions behind in the firmware but is getting closer now .
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Nothing for me either , im in the UK and on 2.3.6 , funny though ive just ugraded my wifes Galaxy s to 2.3.5 , it seems to be catching up on the Nexus s , it used to always be a few versions behind in the firmware but is getting closer now .
Hey, strangely enough you should be happy you have not (been) rushed to update your Nexus S to 4.0.3 as the most of us with this new version are having problems on Nexus S and cannot downgrade.
So enjoy your smooth GingerBread while it lasts...
And we are desperately waiting and waiting for the fixed ICS....
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ICS works without a single bug for me on I9023. But there are some things I simply HATE on ICS, and I'd love to see Gingerbread ones return, like:

- Gallery
It's just ugly, there is no that cool sensor respond like on Gingerbread, and UI really doesn't fit in the fancy-schmancy Ice Cream Sandwich.


I would really like Gingerbread gallery back!


- Default Music Player
Gingerbread one was uber-simple to use, music was easy to find, picking a moment in song was also cool. Default music player on ICS is "Google Music" and it sucks. There is no send via Bluetooth option! I really like using built-in features on phones, without installing any other I need to add. But I now use Winamp

They'd better fix this.

- Blue theme over original orange/green on Gingerbread
When you are in a menu or somewhere, when you now choose some option and tap it, it turns blue. It used to be orange on Gingerbread, and it was really cool. This one is cool as well, but the old one just kicked ass! Also, icons on the top of the screen, like WiFi status and such used to be green, and they are now blue as well.

- Menu
This one is cool, but I'd still prefer the 3D effect on Gingerbread rather than this left-right swiping.

- Lack of 720p
I seriously doubt that Nexus S doesn't support this. Why the hell would Google advertise HD video on Nexus page in 2010 and let's not forget that Google employee took a 720p video with Nexus S before it came out. I also hate the lack of 16:9 shoot mode in general!

Other than that, everything is awesome.
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ICS works without a single bug for me on I9023. But there are some things I simply HATE on ICS, and I'd love to see Gingerbread ones return, like:

- Gallery
It's just ugly, there is no that cool sensor respond like on Gingerbread, and UI really doesn't fit in the fancy-schmancy Ice Cream Sandwich.


I would really like Gingerbread gallery back!


- Default Music Player
Gingerbread one was uber-simple to use, music was easy to find, picking a moment in song was also cool. Default music player on ICS is "Google Music" and it sucks. There is no send via Bluetooth option! I really like using built-in features on phones, without installing any other I need to add. But I now use Winamp

They'd better fix this.

- Blue theme over original orange/green on Gingerbread
When you are in a menu or somewhere, when you now choose some option and tap it, it turns blue. It used to be orange on Gingerbread, and it was really cool. This one is cool as well, but the old one just kicked ass! Also, icons on the top of the screen, like WiFi status and such used to be green, and they are now blue as well.

- Menu
This one is cool, but I'd still prefer the 3D effect on Gingerbread rather than this left-right swiping.

- Lack of 720p
I seriously doubt that Nexus S doesn't support this. Why the hell would Google advertise HD video on Nexus page in 2010 and let's not forget that Google employee took a 720p video with Nexus S before it came out. I also hate the lack of 16:9 shoot mode in general!

Other than that, everything is awesome.
I too feel like they took a step backwards in styling, but I wouldn't go as far as saying I hate any of the changes. At most, I'd say a slight dislike.

The app drawer thing you mentioned is what I would consider the worst change they made. The scrolling list seems a lot more convenient than swiping through pages. But it's not so bad, especially if it helps load the screen faster when you click the button.

The changes they made to the Gallery (as well as plenty of other parts of the OS) certainly feel like it has lost some flair, but I suppose it's also a bit more practical. Things in general feel flatter and more plain, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, just different.

The color theme change I assume is just Google's way of keeping things fresh. Perhaps with JellyBean they'll go with a red on black theme, cycling through the colors of the Google logo. The green on black looked great, but blue on black looks just as good. Again, it's just different.

It's probably worth noting that the Music player hasn't really changed. When Google Music came out, well before ICS was released at all, the Music player app got an update. It looks and works the same with ICS as it did back then with Gingerbread.
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I too feel like they took a step backwards in styling, but I wouldn't go as far as saying I hate any of the changes. At most, I'd say a slight dislike.

The app drawer thing you mentioned is what I would consider the worst change they made. The scrolling list seems a lot more convenient than swiping through pages. But it's not so bad, especially if it helps load the screen faster when you click the button.

The changes they made to the Gallery (as well as plenty of other parts of the OS) certainly feel like it has lost some flair, but I suppose it's also a bit more practical. Things in general feel flatter and more plain, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, just different.

The color theme change I assume is just Google's way of keeping things fresh. Perhaps with JellyBean they'll go with a red on black theme, cycling through the colors of the Google logo. The green on black looked great, but blue on black looks just as good. Again, it's just different.

It's probably worth noting that the Music player hasn't really changed. When Google Music came out, well before ICS was released at all, the Music player app got an update. It looks and works the same with ICS as it did back then with Gingerbread.
Music player is completely different to me. Maybe I didn't get the update on Gingerbread.
I can somehow live with the Music Player but the Gallery, I really miss it Is there a way to port it on ICS?
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Music player is completely different to me. Maybe I didn't get the update on Gingerbread.
I can somehow live with the Music Player but the Gallery, I really miss it Is there a way to port it on ICS?
You can try installing an older version of the Gallery3D.apk. No promises it'll install, or how it will integrate with the camera the way the new version does.

Link: Gallery3D.apk
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