Google pushes Ice Cream Sandwich to Nexus S smartphones

Google pushes Ice Cream Sandwich to Nexus S smartphones

Google has announced it has begun rolling out its upgraded operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), to the Nexus S smartphone and a range of other devices.

The maker of Android took to its own social media site, Google+, to broadcast the fact and revealed that the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus will also get the upgrade.

It also indicated that other devices will be updated in the coming weeks, which it believes will bring "stability improvements, better camera performance, smoother screen rotation, improved phone number recognition and more".

The Nexus S, which was produced in a joint effort between Google and Samsung, debuted the 2.3 Gingerbread version of Android, but will now be replaced by the Samsung branded Galaxy Nexus with 4.0 ICS.

According to recent stats from Android Developers, only 1.6 per cent of all active Android smartphones are running ICS, despite it being released at the start of this month.