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Google Nexus S mobile phones now receiving an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Internet search engine giant Google has announced that it is deploying the AndroidIce Cream Sandwich' 4.0 OS to its previous flagship Nexus S handsets, starting now and ending over the next coming months.

Google made public this news over Google+, from their official Android account and in a message that reads: ‘We're rolling out Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, to GSM/UMTS Nexus S devices over the coming month, starting today. Enjoy the tasty update!'

The Google Nexus S phone was launched in December 2010, whilst initially arriving with Carphone Warehouse and just before Christmas time.

The mobile shipped with a 4-inch 800x480 Super AMOLED screen, running from a 1GHz processor, with 16GB of non-expandable internal storage and a 5 megapixel camera - whilst being the very first device to run the Android ‘Gingerbread' 2.3 platform.

The phone was the successor to the Google Nexus One, which was made by HTC, just as the past Google branded handsets were too.

Google's Nexus S was manufactured by Samsung, as is the latest Google flagship Galaxy Nexus and shares the same curved-screen - to fit along the contour of the face more naturally.

The post on the Android Google+ page ended with: ‘Once you get the update, check out some tips and shortcuts for getting started at the Android 4.0 Help Center', which can be seen here.

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.