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Google presses pause on Android Ice Cream Sandwich updates

Days after Google began rolling out the latest version of its Android operating system, the update hits a major snag.

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Google's Ice Cream Sandwich software update is hardly truckin' it.

The Android 4.0 release, which the company promised last week would roll out to Samsung Nexus S owners, has hit a snag. Frustrated users on Google's Android forum and elsewhere, have complained of over-the-air downloads failing to correctly install, leaving them with the previous software version, Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

"Mine downloaded to like 20% then just disappeared! And it says my device is up to date!" said one user by the name of Matt Mitchell.

"Mine did reach 100% and then it even asked me if I wanted to Install it and I pressed yes and that was all nothing happened after that," Fozan wrote on the forum.

Responses flowed in from Pakistan, Canada, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.

A Google employee and forums moderator named Paul posted that Google paused the update in order to "monitor feedback," adding that phone owners would receive another notification when Google is ready to give their quad-band Nexus S device a second pass.

Updates to the Nexus S are scheduled to install over-the-air during the next several weeks for Nexus S phones whose carriers use the GSM wireless technology, like T-Mobile and AT&T in the U.S.

This isn't the only event to cast a shadow on Google's launch of the Ice Cream Sandwich software and its debut device, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Earlier this week, Verizon promised to produce a fix for phone owners complaining of wobbly signal strength.

(Via Electronista)