We heard a rumor about this last week that never went very far but today it’s officially official. Google has started the update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Google Samsung Nexus S. We are assuming this will be Android 4.0.3 that was detailed earlier today — This was confirmed by Google over on Twitter this afternoon.

A few weeks ago a couple Google employee’s received the OTA update and were commenting on Google+ but those were all quickly removed. It looks like the testing phase has been completed as Google themselves have confirmed to be started today and rolling out over the next few weeks.

Google has also put together a neat set of tips for those moving from Gingerbread to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The update should start hitting both the T-Mobile and the non GSM versions of the Nexus S soon. I’m sure it will be plastered on XDA any minute now so be sure and start checking your favorite developer forums. I’d be hitting menu > settings > about phone > check for updates right about now. Enjoy that Ice Cream Sandwich and feel free to look over our ICS hands-on and more below from the Timeline.

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  1. I am from Middle East and no Wifi after upgrading via the official OTA update.

    Is this a bug or a decision made by Google for regarding my SimCard?

    My Nexus S is totally useless now

  2. I have a bigger problem,I got the update but the Wi-Fi didn’t work ,so after two days of research I finally rolled out my sim and did a factory reset, now it works, but if I insert the sim, it won’t work again, now I should choose whether to be able to use sim or Wi-Fi

  3. My Nexus S got stuck in the update from Android 2.3.7 to 4.0.4., showing a robot and an exclamation mark, nothig happened any more. Had to reset by taking out the battery. Now works as before (in 2.3.7). Settings – About phone – System updates says:
    “Android System Update (4.0.4) Downloading …” with a progress bar that is about 50% full and “136.9 MB” Nothing happens here, no clickable buttons either.

    Also bars and 3G icon in status bar aren’t green anymore (only white), but connection is there and google account seems to work as normal.


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