Google has confirmed the GSM Nexus S, HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus and Xoom Wi-Fi tablet will be upgraded to Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0.4.
The details were first confirmed via the company's Android Google+ account, with a subsequent Twitter post confirming the update is already being rolled out.
We’ve started rolling out Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich, to UMTS/GSM Nexus S, Xoom Wi-Fi, and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus devices. #android— Android (@Android) March 28, 2012
The update promises to improve performance in a variety of ways, most notably fixing stability and battery issues that have troubled the Nexus S.
Google's ex-flagship smartphone, the Nexus S was originally set to get upgraded to ICS in December 2011, but the company mysteriously pulled the update just after it was released.
Google's current flagship smartphone, the Samsung built Galaxy Nexus is one of a select few to already run on ICS.
Though released at the start of March 2012, only 1.6 per cent of all active Android developers currently use devices running ICS, according to recent stats from Android Developers.
Seeking to fix this, the company hinted that the ICS Nexus and Xoom update is the first of many
"We've started rolling out Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich, to UMTS/GSM Nexus S, Xoom Wi-Fi, and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus devices, and we'll be rolling it out to more devices in the coming week," read the Google+ statement.
Google has not responded to V3's request for clarification on which other devices would be getting the ICS update.
Prior to the announcement Samsung confirmed that its other top end handset, the Galaxy Note will be getting upgraded to ICS.
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