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Latest Android Update May Have Battery Issues; Google Pauses Rollout

Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus users reporting significant battery drain problems.

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Latest Android Update May Have Battery Issues; Google Pauses Rollout
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Google has paused the rollout of the latest update to their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Several users reported seeing that the Android 4.0.3 was available, but were unable to download it when they tried to update their phones. A Google employee on Google’s Google+Mobile/thread?tid=4173d37ad6ba4e85&hl=en”>mobile help forum informed users that Google had paused the update in certain areas of the country in order to “monitor feedback.”

The issue primarily affects Google Nexus S users. Owners of the new Galaxy Nexus received an update to Android 4.0.2 on the same day the phone released, and many seem to be having trouble with the phone’s battery draining at a far higher rate than normal. The issue appears to be greater than normal resource usage by the operating system.

Apart from the forum post above, there has been no word from Google on why they have stopped the rollout. Nor is there any word on when the update will be expected to resume. For many Nexus S users this was to be their first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. Having the update frozen left them justifiably furious. Look for Google to either finish rolling out the update, or to push out a quick fix sometime very soon.

Latest Android Update May Have Battery Issues; Google Pauses Rollout
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  • http://cr.bq.bz Darb Dabney

    I updated my Nexus S to 4.0.3 this week and everything was nominal for the first couple of days. When I turned on Mobile Hotspot to test it out with my Cr-48, the battery was finished just after lunch. With same usage patterns as before, I did not notice a battery drain vs. Gingerbread. But now that there are more fun things to do with it, the battery does seem smaller ;^)

  • JP

    This new update for my nexus S is wack it has erased a lot of my contacts and important info. I also find it a little more difficult to use and confusing I want my phone back the way I had it this B S…

  • http://wmwebpronews robin elliott

    i have had nothing but trouble w/ galaxy prevail since getting in jan 2012 touch pad sucks AND NOW THE LATEST GOOGLE UPDATE IS KILLING MY BATTERY IM NEW AT INTERNET SO DONT UNDERSTAND ALOT BOUT I KNOW SINCE THE UPDATE A FEW DAYS AGO THIS SUCKS!!!!!!! do u have to do the updates &what happens if u dont?????? a little help please

  • kimberly

    What was wrong with the way the phone was before the update. What good is the phone if it does not last throughout the day. Help I need the old system back so that my battery will last all day.

  • Damien

    I have had a host of issues on my HTC Amaze since the latest android update to version 4.0.3 and I am getting extremely frustrated.

    - Battery life reduced
    - Animated weather wallpaper has lost audio
    - Increased resources used for RAM
    - Some internet pages are not auto fitted like they used to be, resulting in having to scroll left and right
    - Had to reconnect all bluetooth devices
    - What the hell happened to GPS on/off toggle?
    - Webpage text input is now horrendous!!
    - HTC Translator will not show all characters your typing.

    - Probably many others I haven’t encountered yet.

    WTF man! I thought this was supposed to be an UPGRADE?? You guys really effed this one up!