When the Nexus S 4G was released on Sprint a few months ago, the pure Google Experience phone quickly became the phone to have on Sprint. But as several owners of this device were quick to point out, the Nexus S suffered inexplicably from horrid WiMax and WiFi connectivity. When I was personally using this device, I noticed I would have 1/3 bars of WiFi connectivity when I was physically in the same room as my router. Once I upgraded to the Evo 3D, I would notice the Evo getting a strong 4G signal in many places where the Nexus S was stuck on 3G.
Engadget beat me to the punch, however, and very neatly demonstrated the sub-par performance of the Nexus S when compared to the Epic 4G. The results speak for themselves. The Epic 4G bests Google’s current flagship in just about every test Engadget threw at it.
Fortunately for current Nexus S 4G owners, Sprint, Samsung and Google have been hard at work putting together an OTA update to fix these connectivity issues, according to a leaked document from the folks over at Sprintfeed (image in Gallery below). The Nexus S 4G is all set to receive an update on July 11th, bringing all the following goodies:
- Enabling the NFC Secure Element
- 4G Settings widget
- TTY support
- NI Push Support
- Improved WiFi connectivity
- Improved speakerphone audio quality
- Improved 4G throughput and signal acquisition
- Tuned signal strength indicators
This much-needed update will roll out over a 4-day period beginning July 11th (through the 14th) and will come via an over-the-air update. It’s nearly time to rejoice, Nexus S 4G owners! Be sure to stop back and let us know how your update experience goes.