True to form, Google has stepped forward and released the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for their Nexus S smartphone, not too soon after the new flagship, the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung, has hit the scene. As for the method of choice that Google employs to deliver the hot new update to your smartphone, it will be rolled out in waves just like its predecessors, with GSM devices gaining priority over the rest. Sprint’s version of the Nexus S 4G will be getting it much later on, and it will take approximately one month before the entire update is released. Normally, the moment an update is released, developers tend to roll out a flashable update file which will not require you to root your device beforehand to make use of it.

For the benefit of Nexus S users, Google has come up with a “Tips for Android 2.3 Users” page which will share useful nuggets of advice on performing the particular upgrade, including tips on changing the wallpaper, creating a folder and even checking out recent apps. Not only that, you too can get up to speed on the new range of gestures that can be found throughout Ice Cream Sandwich and app upgrades. Anyone installed the update yet, and how do you find it so far?

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