Google testing Android 4.0 on Nexus S

Google testing Android 4.0 on Nexus S
Nexus S in Ice Cream Sandwich tests

Google employees have confirmed via myriad social networks that the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Nexus S is in testing.

Although the posts have now been deleted, Android Police has nabbed a few words and screengrabs from the various mediums, and it looks positive for the update of the second flagship Android handset.

Adel Saoud, AdSense Policy Applications & Signals Developer at Google, has reportedly both Tweeted and Google+'d:

"Just got Ice-cream Sandwich update on my Nexus S & it's looking great. Yeah an OTA, but it's an early one for Google employees so we test it further so it's even more awesome when you guys get it. So sadly I can't comment on it more at this time..."

Y'all ready for this?

It seems that it was just a little too awesome as the posts have been removed - but what it does do is provide hope for the future of the platform when it lands for the likes of the Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Motorola owners all rocking single core handsets.

While a Google employee talking up the power of a platform isn't exactly mind-blowing, the fact it's in testing and looking good should mean that the imminent OTA updates won't slow down or ruin the user experience on older handsets - here's to January 2012, when the first batch of upgrades should finally begin.

Via Engadget

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.