Android Ice Cream Sandwich now rolling out to Nexus S (GSM versions)

By JR Raphael (@jr_raphael)

Android Ice Cream Sandwich Nexus S

Hope you're hungry, Nexus S users: Google has just announced it's rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich to your phones starting right now.

According to a note posted by the Android team on Google+, the Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich rollout will begin today -- Friday, December 16 -- and continue "over the coming month." Google says the rollout will reach all GSM/UMTS Nexus S devices worldwide; thus far, nothing has been said about upgrade timing for the CDMA version of the phone (i.e. the Nexus S 4G on Sprint).

The Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich rollout comes just one day after the launch of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, the U.S. version of Google's new flagship Nexus phone. Google had long promised the Nexus S would receive its ICS upgrade very soon after the Galaxy Nexus's release. Google also announced a minor upgrade to the Ice Cream Sandwich platform this afternoon -- Android 4.0.3 -- which the company indicated would be the "base version" of Ice Cream Sandwich from this point forward.

For much more about Ice Cream Sandwich and how the upgrade will change your phone,

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check out my full Android Ice Cream Sandwich FAQ and my in-depth ICS review. And remember, you can find the latest ICS upgrade status for any Android phone in my Android 4.0 upgrade list. It's always kept up to date with the most current info available for all devices.

JR Raphael writes about smartphones and other tasty technology. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

Article copyright 2011 JR Raphael. All rights reserved.

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