Back in the day, when wireless providers in US shores are still racing to be the first to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to their respective devices, it looked as though as Sprint will draw first blood because it was reported a couple of months back that the carrier is already rigorously testing the Ice Cream Sandwich update for its variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. Sad to say, things didn’t go Sprint’s way and it was AT&T instead who managed to get one of its handset officially upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II starting at $49.99.
That being said, it looks as though AT&T is on a roll when it comes to releasing the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the handsets in its stable, whether officially or unofficially. First to get upgraded to the latest iteration of the Android mobile operating system is the HTC Vivid 4G. After that, it was the turn of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G to get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich through a leaked ICS ROM. Just a couple of days back, it was reported that the AT&T variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note got itself a leaked ICS ROM as well.
This time around, it is the turn of the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G of the wireless provider to get a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, of course unofficial mind you, through a leaked ICS ROM for the handset that surfaced recently. The leaked ICS ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G is said to be the official leak of the Ice Cream Sandwich UCPLC5 firmware of Samsung and would bring the Android version of the handset to Android 4.0.3. The build number on the other hand of the leaked ICS ROM is IML74K. CPCL5 and the ROM is already rooted and deodexed by default.
The ICS ROM has been found to be fully functional and good enough for daily use. And the best part? No major bugs have been found so far by the early adopters though everybody is advised that there is the possibility that the leaked ICS ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G could still have a bug or two for that matter. Should you want to try this out, you know the risks involved but if you’d rather wait for the official ICS update, you can go through the specs sheet of the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G to keep you company while waiting.
The Samsung Galaxy S II 4G shares the same hardware DNA with the international version of the Galaxy S II and also packs a Samsung Exnos C210 chipset in its internals. It also comes with a dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 processor and 1 GB of RAM. Storage space is rated at 16GB and the handset comes preinstalled with an extra 8GB for memory expansion. It has the same SuperAMOLED Plus display with a 800 x 480 resolution while its rear camera is the industry standard 8-megapixel shooter with a 2MP webcam out front. Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II starting at $79, or check out other ICS devices at AT&T including the Samsung Skyrocket starting at $99, the HTC Vivid starting at just one penny, and the Samsung Galaxy Note starting at $249.