Sprint customers, specifically LG Viper 4G LTE smartphone owners, are receiving notifications from the carrier suggesting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update will be rolled out within two weeks. This dual-core handset, which was released in April, runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The upcoming update will, therefore, be a major upgrade and it is expected to come with considerably huge package.
This roll out is in line with Sprint’s promise to update majority of the devices under its umbrella. While not all devices with dual-core processors could receive ICS, at least, the carrier remains the only major provider in the US that aggressively release information with regard to the updates of its devices released in 2011 and earlier this year. Here are some of the features owners of LG Viper 4G LTE could enjoy.
Improved User Interface. This is the most noticeable improvement owners could ever receive as they transition from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich. While LG doesn’t have custom interface for this device, the stock ICS designs are way better than GB’s.
Improved Lock Screen. The Face Unlock is the most popular addition. Google did a good job in bringing facial technology to its perfection and added it as one of the features of ICS. Previous GB users often say they enjoy playing with it.
Home Screen Folders. Creating folders on the Home Screen is made easier in ICS; simply drag an icon onto another and a folder will be created automatically.
Improved Android Browser. The native browser is made faster with better performance. While not everyone can notice it, many tech enthusiasts and reviewers say there is a generous bump done to it.
Among other common things users can get with this update is better camera experience and resizable widgets. The official ICS change log, however, revealed there are hundreds of tweaks done to the system as well as an all-new architecture. When performance is improved and bugs are fixed, users can expect longer battery life. But let’s wait until Sprint and LG rolls out the ICS update for LG Viper 4G LTE.