Android 4.0 for Nexus S Brings Battery Life Issues – Google Halts It
It appears that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus isn’t the only device that is plagued with poor battery life as the Nexus S, which was recently updated to Android 4.o Ice Cream Sandwich, is dealing with battery life issues of its own. Google is aware of the problem, so aware in fact, that the company has apparently halted the update in several regions in order to “monitor feedback.”
Which regions, you ask?
Sadly, Google’s Community Manager Paul Wilcox neglected to reveal that information. However, it’s clear that some of you out there with a Nexus S might be waiting a little while longer for your precious Android 4.0 update to arrive.
Others may have seen the update become available only to see it disappear. That’s because, according to Wilcox:
“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.”
Nexus S owners have been complaining, and we’ve heard from a few ourselves, about the update’s impact on not only the phone’s battery life but on the Nexus S’ CPU. Battery life has taken a massive hit and it appears that the phone’s CPU is seeing usage spikes.
Not good, not good at all.
When we find out which regions are affected by this, we’ll be sure to let you know.
In the meantime, stay patient. We assume Google is hard at work trying to make this right.