Samsung Galaxy S2 or Epic 4G Touch has become another of Sprint phones that have got the Ice Cream Sandwich update. Beginning from 13th July, the rollout was initially to have been complete by 20th July, but some users would have to wait longer as the chances of the update being completed by the end of the month are higher.
The over-the-air (OTA) update would automatically let users upgrade their OS to Android 4.0, bringing with it Google security patches and email enhancements, according to Sprint’s official message board. The Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 update automatically downloads onto the phone and prompts users to install the update before the several-minute installation process.
Sprint states that all the Epic 4G owners can expect the update “in the next month.” Sprint said.
Once complete, the Android 4.0.4 OS brings with it Face Unlock, the new facial-recognition technology to personally unlock your phone. Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 update also brings with it a redesigned camera with panorama mode, effects and a built-in photo editor. A new and updated Web browser lets users sync of Google Chrome bookmarks.
The update also introduces better keyboard experience, a new calendar app that syncs directly with Google Calendar and Microsoft Exchange, a redesigned Gmail and integration with Google+. Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 also brings with it the facility of Android Beam.
Then there is the addition of a customizable favorites tray that the users would find very handy. The update makes switching between recently used apps easier and smoother, as would be the experience of pulling down notifications without having to unlock the device or jumping onto the camera.
Beginning from July 15, Sprint is also offering a “buy one, get one free” deal on the Epic 4G Touch.
Samsung came out with an update for U.S. Cellular’s WiMAX-less SCH-R760 Galaxy S II, but it is not an Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 update, rather just a resolving of an issue with getting GPS lock.