One week ago we reported on the availability of the Android 4.0.4 update for Galaxy Nexus, but Canadian users who upgraded reported various bugs that made the smartphone almost unusable.Today, Google has started the rollout of the Android 4.0.4 update for Nexus S, the older model aimed at developers. According to MobileSyrup, users who flashed the new firmware did not encounter any signal issues or rebooting problems.
It appears that both AWS and GSM versions of the Nexus S are now eligible for upgrade, so those who have yet to be notified on the update can check for it manually by going to Settings, About phone, System updates.
The good news is that the update can be installed on Nexus S models that are still stuck on older Android versions like Gingerbread.
Basically, all carrier-bounded Nexus S devices available in Canada will be receiving the Android 4.0.4 update at some point this month.
That includes WIND Mobile and Mobilicity Nexus S models that are currently running a pretty recent Android 4.0.3 platform, as well as Rogers, TELUS, Fido and Koodo Nexus S variants, which are powered by Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system.
Android 4.0.4 ICS for Nexus S brings several important stability improvements, a much better camera performance, smoother screen rotation, as well as improved phone number recognition.
The camera improvements seem to be pretty consistent as the focus issue has been corrected, as well as the yellowish problem when using the flash. The graininess of the pictures has been improved as well.
Although Google has yet to detail the update’s change log, sources close to the matter claim that the company has added more than 100 improvements, tweaks and changes. Lots of bug fixes have been included as well along with support for exchange in the email client.