Sprint’s version of the Galaxy S II, also known as the Samsung Epic 4G Touch could be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update starting this week. An image/screenshot sent to Android Central suggests that Sprint and Samsung are in the works for the Android 4.0 update for the aforementioned smartphone. If this new revelation is anything to go by, the update roll out will go live on July 12 and all the way through next week. The screenshot also reveals a lot of the update’s new features, most of which we’re already familiar with.
We wouldn’t like to jump the gun until Sprint or Samsung makes things official, but this should pretty much confirm the arrival of the update. However, we expect you to not get your hopes high given the history of the carrier. We saw AT&T announcing the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S II Skyrocket smartphones and now Sprint follows suite with the update for its smartphone. There was no information regarding the update prior to this, so we can expect an announcement on July 12. It seems from the image that the update will not require the Samsung Kies application unlike AT&T’s Galaxy S II.
While there is very little to go with, the update is long overdue. International versions of the Galaxy S II have already received the ICS update. In fact, these devices were updated to the latest Android 4.0.4 update today. So the American users might feel a little let down with the carriers not being prompt regarding the update. Regardless, it’s almost here now and we just hope that it doesn’t get delayed. Today has been an auspicious day for updates as AT&T rolled out the update to its lineup and we heard reports of Verizon rolling out ICS to the Rezound later this month. It is good to see carriers making the move to ICS, though a little late than expected.