Android 4.0 update for Nexus S phones paused

Last week, Google announced that owners of the Nexus S smartphones would be the first to get an over-the-air update for its Android operating system that would bring their version of Android up to 4.0, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich. Now TechCrunch reports that update has been halted, thanks in part to reports from Nexus S owners that the Android 4.0 update is causing some problems.

Some owners of the Nexus S have posted on the Google support message boards that after installing the Android 4.0 update, the battery life in their phones has dropped considerably. Others have reported that the phone's wireless features are not working properly.

In response, Google's Community Manager Paul Wilcox posted a message on the same forum thread, stating:

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.

So far, Google has yet to officially reveal why the Android 4.0 update might be causing issues with the Nexus S.

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