Sprint Site Shows Progress on Epic 4G Touch Ice Cream Sandwich

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Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S II variant, the Epic 4G Touch, may soon find itself on the receiving end of an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. We’ve already heard a rumor that Samsung will start distributing Android 4.0 updates to the GS2 in early March. While that may be the case, we’re likely to see the international version of the phone get its update first, and US carriers may end up lagging behind. That’s why it’s reassuring to check out today’s find, and learn a little more about the progress underway towards Epic 4G Touch Ice Cream Sandwich.

A pair of recently-uncovered User Agent Profiles for the Epic 4G Touch tell the tale of two different ROM builds, one at Android 4.0.3, and the other the brand-new 4.0.4. Unfortunately, this still doesn’t put us any closer to nailing-down a release date for the update, but evidence of work on the very latest build of Android for the handset certainly points to it receiving the level of attention from Sprint and Samsung that Epic 4G Touch owners would hope for.

One interesting note is that these files still indicate the presence of CarrierIQ software on the phone. After the fallout, we’d be surprised to see it featured prominently on any new phone; perhaps its inclusion here is just an oversight.

Source: Sprint

Via: XDA-Developers

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!