It has only been a few days since Google announced the official roll-out of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the GSM-based version of the Samsung Nexus S, but a quick scan of the Google Mobile Forums suggests that people aren’t too happy with the update process and the end result. According to more than a few people, the update is causing a major hit to their battery life. Other reports are suggesting that the new update is also making a huge impact on CPU usage, forcing it to spike unnecessarily. Due to these reports, it looks like Google is pulling the update in some areas.
While the above information isn’t the greatest to hear for Nexus S owners, there are other users out there who have reported that their phones aren’t even able to update at all. According to Paul, an employee of Google who has posted on the Google Mobile Forums, people that received the update notification but are unable to install are forced to wait as Google pauses the update in their region. Here’s what Paul had to say:
“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.”
If you have your Nexus S and you were able to update it, please let us know if you’ve seen any of these issues. Or, if you tried to update and it didn’t let you, let us know. Head on through the Google source link below to read user reports, and learn more information.