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No sweet Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for Google Nexus One owners

Google has confirmed that its Nexus One mobile phone can’t and won’t be upgrading to the latest Android – 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – due to its hardware restrictions.

The OG (Original Google) of smartphones, made by HTC and launched in 2009, has been tested and proven inadequate in upgrading to the latest version of Google’s own operating software which was launched last week, complimenting the stunning Samsung Galaxy Nexus. New big bro comes packing the cool new Ice Cream Sandwich OS as standard, but sadly Nexus One owners will have to stick with their last update which was many months ago with version 2.3 Gingerbread.

No sweet upgrades for Nexus One owners, however Google are working on an Android 4.0 roll out on Nexus S which should be announced as available within weeks.

Looking at the then-and-now stats: The Google Nexus One came rolling in “back in the day” with 1GHz of processing power and a whopping 512MB of RAM.  Interestingly a year later, the Nexus S came along mirroring the processing prowess of its predecessor and coming along with an equal amount of RAM – but this later model Nexus will get the upgrade.

For the full spec on both the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update check out the Gadget Helpline’s launch coverage. 

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