Google Nexus S is primarily a developer phone which makes it lucky enough to get first taste of any Android update that rolls out. According to count less sources, Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread is rolling out for Google Nexus S right now. The new update is basically targeted towards fixing the notorious voice search bug which in some instances is becoming a deal breaker all together. However there are multiple claims of different blogs, forums and portals that this Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread update for Google Nexus S basically breaks your phone’s tethering capability altogether! We don’t know what to make out of this, but if these rumors stand to be true, then it’s better not to update to this version unless it is clear if tethering works or is broken.
According to various sources, the update is available over the air for Canadian Nexus S users. We don’t know exactly when it will reach your device but the time lapse shouldn’t be more than 24 hours. In case you are root and want tp upgrade to this new Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread update for Google Nexus S, then a better approach will be to wait for a custom ROM that comes with this update’s framework as base. This will not only ensure safety but developers might also tinker with this update to to re-enable tethering capability.
As of now, the people who have downloaded and upgraded to this version are reporting a total loss of tethering capability on their phone.
In case you want to check if the update is available for your phone, go to settings > About Phone and tap on Software Update. Once you get an update availability notification, follow onscreen instructions to detail to get your phone updated to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. Once you are done updating your device, cross check if voice search works and also try to setup tethering to see if it is broken in your case too.