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post #61 of 133 (permalink) Old 2011-12-19, 09:54 PM
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james: XDA has the official update zip you can apply manually.
Will look into it, thanx for the link.
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post #62 of 133 (permalink) Old 2011-12-20, 09:47 AM
 
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I gather you are both not on robelus or any of their subsidiaries?
Both mine and my wife's Nexus S are on Wind. I bought my phone in March from Best Buy in the States, she bought her's last month from Wind directly.

Go to androidcentral dot com and look for the article, "How to manually update your GSM Nexus S to Ice Cream Sandwich". There you will get step-by-step instructions on how to upgrade your Nexus S to ICS, including a link to download the zipped file.

PLEASE NOTE: This upgrade procedure is ONLY for Nexus S phones that run on GSM (T-Mobile in the States. Wind and Mobilicity in Canada).
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post #63 of 133 (permalink) Old 2011-12-20, 04:42 PM
 
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Google stalls Ice Cream Sandwich update for Nexus S over purported battery issue

http://mobilesyrup.com/2011/12/20/go...attery-issues/

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post #64 of 133 (permalink) Old 2011-12-20, 05:06 PM
 
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Yup, definitely noticing a bigger battery drain since upgrading 24 hours ago. I guess some propeller heads in Mountain View, California are burning the candle at both ends to address this.
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post #65 of 133 (permalink) Old 2011-12-20, 08:25 PM
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I upgraded my Galaxy S Captivate today to the beta ICS build. It works pretty well, not perfect, but I can live with the issues. The interface is very nice, a bit choppy at times, but I put that down to being a beta. The upgrade was surprisingly easy, to be honest. It would have been a lot easier if I hadn't 'bricked' it once and had to figure out how to fix it, but that was my fault.
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post #66 of 133 (permalink) Old 2011-12-24, 09:27 AM
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Installed RC1.0.1 the other day, everything seems to work well, mail and calendar sycing correctly, speed is very good, loving it!
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I'm sure there will be tons of custom roms to bypass that news.

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post #69 of 133 (permalink) Old 2011-12-24, 04:06 PM
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Bookmarks seem a little buried to me in ICS (stock browser). You have to go tabs, then bookmarks, then your bookmark. I guess it's only one extra press but still!
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post #70 of 133 (permalink) Old 2011-12-24, 11:29 PM
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Agreed - took me a while to figure it out.

At the very least, I'd love it if a bookmark button was added to the Quick Menu (enable it in Labs, and when you hold a finger near the left or right screen edge, you'll get a quick menu offering access to tabs, the URL bar, or Settings). I use this mode combined with Full Screen mode for the browser and really like it. Adding a bookmark button there would make it perfect.
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post #71 of 133 (permalink) Old 2011-12-28, 01:22 PM
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I'm sure there will be tons of custom roms to bypass that news.
There are already, and have been for a couple of weeks.
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I'm sure there will be tons of custom roms to bypass that news.
There are already, and have been for a couple of weeks.
The link states this as well.
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post #73 of 133 (permalink) Old 2012-02-01, 02:19 AM
 
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Got this from Android forums. Hopefully a bug free (or less buggy)official update soon...

"News (1/31/2012): An Android version 4.0.4 build has recently leaked for the Nexus S 4G. This build won't work for those of us on the GSM version, but the fact that it carries a newer version number clearly suggests that Google is continuing to work out the various bugs we've seen in 4.0.3. There's a good chance we may all be seeing a 4.0.4 OTA in the near future."

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what are the bugs people are running into?
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what are the bugs people are running into?
1. Excessive battery drain due to...
2. Android OS taking up too much on resources.
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