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Nexus S to Receive Android Ice Cream Sandwich Soon

The newly unveiled Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which will be coming pre-loaded with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, will be soon launched for the Nexus S as well, Google has said.

According to an article on Engadget (opens in new tab), the company is planning to release the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Nexus S, which was its current flagship device until the Galaxy Nexus is launched.

Google also informed that the update was most likely to work with most of the Android 2.3 Gingerbread devices as well. However, when and how that is going to happen remains a mystery as mobile phone carriers take their own sweet time in launching a major software upgrade.

Google revealed the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung with much fanfare. The ICS has been designed to unite both the smartphone and tablet versions of Android, creating a unified experience for the users and developers alike.

One of the most talked about features of the Ice Cream Sandwich is the Face Unlock feature, which uses facial recognition technology to unlock the device. The camera on the software allows users to edit live video and photos they are taking using the camera.

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