Android 4.0 for Nexus S 4G Gets Closer to Release

If you’re the proud owner of Sprint’s Nexus S 4G, you’ve probably been wondering when the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich would start rolling out for your device. Unfortunately, we don’t have the exact answer to that question but now that an official Android 4.0 ROM for the device has made it onto XDA-forums, we think it’s safe to assume that the roll out has gotten closer than ever.

Exciting for those of you that are still toting the previous generation Nexus device on the carrier’s WiMax network.

The ROM, if you use it, will update your rooted Nexus S 4G to Android version 4.0.4 and build number IMM26. It’s a test build, which means it likely won’t be the version that hits the streets in the days ahead. Google, for its part, has already pulled the update from its servers.

Nexus S

And just in case you needed some more evidence that points toward a release in the not-so-distant future, it appears that the leak has release keys on board which is a sign that we should see something official soon.

Once the Nexus S 4G is updated with Android 4.0, it will mean that all of the Nexus devices – besides the Nexus One, will be powered by Android 4.0. The Galaxy Nexus comes with Android 4.0 right out of the box while the GSM version of the Nexus S has already seen the update.

After the Nexus S 4G is upgraded, we expect phones not called Nexus to start seeing the Android 4.0 update, or at the very least, start seeing some unofficial leaks like the one today.

Head here if you wish to snag this ROM.