Google began sending out an Android OS 4.0 upgrade to the Samsung Nexus S a few days ago, but the distribution of this has either been slowed down or completely stopped after users complained of problems.
The latest version of Android (code-named “Ice Cream Sandwich”) debuted recently on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the Nexus S is the first smartphone for which an upgrade has been released. However, many of those who were notified that their device was ready to make the move were then unable to install the new software.
Google’s Paul Wilcox explained this by saying, “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. 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.”
Google is likely “monitoring feedback” because some of those who have already installed Android OS 4.0 on their Nexus S have reported a number of problems, including unusually heavy CPU usage, difficulties connecting to cellular-wireless and Wi-Fi networks, and battery issues.
If the company confirms these problems, an updated version of the system software upgrade will need to be created and then distributed to users.