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Android 4.0 ICS update now available for the Sprint Nexus S 4G

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Sprint has officially announced the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Nexus S 4G smartphone. This update means the Nexus S 4G will be the first Android device with Sprint to get Ice Cream Sandwich. But perhaps more important for current users — the update has already begun rolling-out and the update will be completed “in the next month.” Simply put, if an update notification is not yet showing on your handset, it should be sooner rather than later. And before you run off checking your phone, here are the enhancements and new features that you can expect to see;

  • A refined, evolved user interface that is simple, beautiful and useful
  • Android Beam™: quickly share web pages, apps, contacts and YouTube™ videos with your friends by simply tapping two Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled phones together
  • Redesigned camera, which introduces panorama mode, effects like silly faces and background replacement and a powerful photo editor
  • Data Usage helps you avoid data overage charges by allowing you to instantly see your data usage for any period of time or any app – and get notified before reaching your limit; you can even restrict background data for individual apps
  • Web browser now lets you sync Google Chrome™ bookmarks, request full desktop versions of sites, see your open tabs in a new layout and even store web pages for offline reading
  • People: browse friends, family and coworkers, see their photos in high-resolution and check their latest status updates from Google+
  • Improved keyboard with incredibly accurate typing, an inline spell checker and improved copy and paste support
  • New Calendar app that lets you add events quickly, sync with Google Calendar™ or Microsoft Exchange and even pinch to adjust your calendar display
  • Redesigned Gmail™ app that now lets you swipe between conversations to catch up quickly, and search for emails even without a data connection
  • Google+ integration that lets you hangout and video chat with up to 10 friends using your front-facing camera

According to Sprint, once the update is available for your phone, it will download automatically. And then after download is complete, you will be prompted to install the update. Lastly, it was noted that the update should “take a few minutes” to install.

Via [Sprint]

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