There is a remainder for the owners of the Sprint branded Samsung-made Google Nexus S 4G handsets, and especially for those who have been experiencing the weak ‘4G’ speeds on your handsets. Sprint has officially announced that it will begin rolling out the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread update for its exclusive WiMAX-capable Nexus S 4G handset from Monday, July 25th. This update was actually set to release earlier this month, but got delayed. Finally this update is going to happen on next Monday. This is not a ‘big’ update, but it’s worth notifying that update is coming with a series of enhancements related to the data transfer speeds the Nexus S 4G handset can deliver. The upcoming update GRJ90 will sort out the issues that are related to the slow WiMAX 4G speeds, and some repeatable WiMAX performance issues, which were addressed by Samsung, Google and Sprint.
The Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread update will get you much faster and more stable 4G WiMAX speeds. Along with the improvisation of 4G data speeds, the update will also bring the following enhancements.
# Improved signal strength.
# Improved Wi-Fi connectivity.
# Improved speakerphone’s audio quality.
# TTY support for the deaf and hard of hearing.
# Enable NFC Secure Element for the support of secure transactions.
The folks over Engadget have got the latest update early, and according to their reports, after upgrading to the Android 2.3.5, the new download speed will be boosted to approximately 2574kbps from the old download speed 2178kbps. The upload speed also will be boosted form 730kbps to new 1135kbps, when pinged for 152ms through speedtest.net. So this update is definitely going to please you. Please note that the update will be rolled out over-the-air starting next Monday, so it might take time to reach your handset, and within a 3-week period, it will treat you for sure.
Exciting..right? Then keep an eye on your handset to see the notification popping up on the display screen from July 25th.