Google Halts Nexus S Android 4.0 Update due to Glitch and Battery Concerns

By Gary Cutlack on at

Google's launch of its Ice Cream Sandwich OS update for the Nexus S has been paused, while the company investigates issues concerning battery use, overheating and slow responses reported by users who've installed the upgrade.

After all major OS updates you usually find a few owners who have suffered a breakage of some sorts, but the volume of complaints from Nexus S users is obviously loud enough for Google to listen and investigate. Google's support man said:

"If you received an update notification a little while ago but the update isn't currently available for your phone, this is likely the result of Google pausing the update in your area while we monitor feedback. The Android 4.0 update is continuing to roll out around the world so your phone will receive another update notification when it's available again in your region."

Users are reporting other problems with Android 4.0's pre-installed Google+ app crashing, the front-facing camera output being aligned horizontally rather than vertically, and general slowness caused by what appears to be an over-burdened CPU. [Google via TechCrunch]