Owners of Sprint’s variant of the Nexus S have been left out of the loop, as Google has given no information to if or when the phone would be updated to Android 4.0. That is finally changing today, as Sprint has finally gone out and stated that the update will begin rolling out. Here’s everything included in the update:
Nexus S Software Update – IMM76D (Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich)
Upgrades device operating system to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Customizable favorites tray visible on all 5 home screens just above the hard keys
Contacts application replaced with a People application that provides improved integration with Gmail, Email, Google+ and other apps
Multitasking allows users easy access to switch between recently used applications by tapping and holding the Home key
Create folders on the home screen by dragging and dropping one app onto another to create a folder
New lock screen actions allow users to jump into the camera or pull down notifications to check messages, without unlocking the device
Swiping from left to right can dismiss individual notifications, close apps from the recent apps list, and close browser tabs
Data usage provide controls for monitoring and managing network data usage
Camera enhancements include capturing panoramic photos, continuous focus, zero shutter lag exposure, stabilized image zoom and decreased shot-to-shot speed
Android Beam allows two NRC-enabled devices to exchange favorite apps, contacts, music, videos and more
Such a large update should keep users more than content, and may even keep a few from upgrading to something like the HTC EVO 4G LTE. The update should be rolling out over the rest of the month, but any anxious users can head to Settings and manually update their phones immediately. Who has a Nexus S 4G? Have you downloaded the update yet? Let us know in the comments!