Googlers’ Nexus S eating Galaxy Nexus operating system
I wonder how great it would be if I were a Google employee…
Like me, my first sentence rhymed pretty well.
Note, Google Nexus S is the 2010 Nexus device from Samsung. The current operating system used by the device (officially) is the latest version of the Gingerbread 2.3. Meanwhile, the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, or the 2011 Nexus device still from Samsung is the first smartphone to include the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
The phone is not yet available here in United States but the latest rumor is claiming that it will arrive by the 9th or 11 of this month.
Now here’s the real story:
Google employees are bound to be envied by Android fanatics once again, multiple reports are stating that the search giant’s band of loyal followers are now receiving Android 4.0 over-the-air updates on their Nexus S smartphones.
According to Google employee Adel Saoud, the ‘dog fooding’ (I’m not the source of this new term) process has begun inside Google’s fortress in Mountain View California, dogfeeding is done in a closed environment so that kinks in the software can be easily monitored and will then be subjected to some ironing before the software is released for public use–thus, minimizing software-related problems and in-turn, less headache for Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
So far, sources say that the Ice Cream Sandwich experience on the Nexus S is pretty darn great, Adel Saoud even accidentally posted on Google+ saying “Just got Ice-cream Sandwich update on my Nexus S & it’s looking great.”
He also commented on a post of one fellow employee stating “Yeah an OTA, but it’s an early one for Google employees so we test it further so it’s even more awesome when you guys get it. So sadly I can’t comment on it more at this time…” -Talk about hierarchy.
This is a sure sign that current Nexus S owners will be receiving the OTA ICS update anytime soon. Sure there are a lot of custom ROMs out there for the Nexus S, but nothing’s better than the getting the real deal right?
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