With the Galaxy Nexus not receiving the official Android 4.4 KitKat update, we guess it’s safe to say that the Nexus S will not be receiving it either. However it looks like the hardworking Android developer community has figured how to not only give the Galaxy Nexus an Android 4.4 KitKat ROM, but it seems that the Nexus S will also be receiving a custom Android 4.4 KitKat ROM which according to reports, is “running pretty fast”, but unfortunately we do not own a Nexus S so we are unable to prove those claims.
The ROM is developed by XDA member, cn.fyodor and as it stands, the ROM is an alpha build meaning that there is still a lot of the ROM that has yet to gain functionality or is still buggy. Some of the issues include how some Google apps aren’t working, but for those who aren’t too fussed, the ROM will still allow for calls to go through and web browsing amongst other features. For those who still own the Nexus S and are using it, if you’re interested you can hit up the XDA forums for the download. As always when installing custom ROMs and whatnot, make sure you know what you are doing before proceeding, and always make sure to back up your device before doing so.
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