Throughout the madness that has become the US launch of the Galaxy Nexus, it’s been easy to forget that Samsung’s latest device won’t be the only US phone to run stock Android before the year is over. Some time ago, Google made an announcement that Android 4.0 would be rolled out to Nexus S devices just as soon as the Galaxy Nexus was released. Well, as that time inches ever closer, Google is taking the proper measures to make sure Nexus S owners get their dose of ICS right on schedule.

According to some Google+ posts from AdSense Policy Applications and Signals Developer Adel Saoud, Google employees are already receiving test builds of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Nexus S. The purpose of updating Google employee’s devices before consumer’s is so that developers can help iron out any kinks before the update goes live. The Google+ posts revealing this information doesn’t give away any details on the update, just that it’s not ready for prime time.

If previous updates are any indication of how this one will roll out, it shouldn’t be long before anyone still holding onto a Nexus S gets brought up to speed. I’ll still be using my Nexus S for quite some time to come, so once the update is live, we’ll be sure to bring you plenty of in-depth coverage on what Android 4.0 brings to the device.

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