The Nexus devices, such as the Nexus S and newer Galaxy Nexus, are the only pure "vanilla" Android phones, meaning there are no carrier or manufacturer interface overlays installed.
So far with Ice Cream Sandwich, there has been issues with the update, which has angered owners who purchased the phones to have "timely" updates. For the Nexus S, which was supposed to be the second device to get 4.0, the update still remains elusive to most, 5 months after its release.
Even the Galaxy Nexus has not been getting the updates as quickly as most would hope, after Google makes it available.
Google engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru explains why: "I'm very glad that Google is back in the business of selling phones directly without any middlemen to interfere, and I'll be even happier when I see that program expanded to more countries. Writing the software doesn't mean that Google can deploy it immediately, there are operator approvals for devices that are sold and/or supported by operators."
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 28 Apr 2012 17:45