Google Pauses Android 4.0 Roll-Out
Google today indicated that it has paused the distribution of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the Samsung Nexus S. In a statement, Google spokesperson Paul Wilcox 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." The company didn't explain itself further. It announced last week that the Nexus S would receive Android 4.0 starting over the weekend. The update applies to the GSM Nexus S, and not the CDMA variant sold by Sprint.
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Swype and Sprint Giving Nexus S Owners an Exclusive
Swype and Sprint today announced that owners of the Samsung Nexus S will be the first to have access to a new version of Swype's Android keyboard starting today. In addition to a newly revised version of the Swype keyboard, the update includes a custom skin, tap correction, horizontal word choice list, personal dictionary management, and shortcut gestures to perform actions such as select all, or launch Google Maps or Twitter.
AT&T Lands Nexus S Seven Months After T-Mobile
Samsung today announced that Best Buy will offer a version of the Nexus S that is compatible with AT&T's network on July 24, with a pre-sale starting today. The Nexus S runs stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 5-megapixel camera with video capture, 3D gaming support, and support for NFC (near-field communications) for tap-and-go mobile payments.
Swype Opens Latest Beta to All
Swype has made version 3.25 beta of its Android keyboard software available to all Android users. The beta was previously only available for the Nexus S on Sprint.