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.