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Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich AOSP build available to download, thanks to xda devs

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The AOSP version of Ice Cream Sandwich has been ported to Google's previous Android flagship phone, the Nexus S. It's stable and responsive, with almost full functionality available.

nexus s ice cream sandwich
nexus s ice cream sandwich

The Nexus S may already be in line to get an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade from Google itself, but why wait? An enterprising new member of the xda-developers forums, kwiboo, has pulled together a build of the recently open-sourced OS for both the Nexus S and Nexus S 4G. Note that this is the AOSP version, not the SDK port that was available last month. There are a couple of rough edges — such as USB mass storage compatibility and having to manually add your Wi-Fi network — but user feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive and stability seems to be good enough to encourage even the casual upgrader to give it a try. If you think you're ready to make that leap to Android 4.0, hit the source below for the download link.

Thanks to Steve Troughton-Smith for the image!