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Leak Suggests Ice Cream Sandwich Could Begin Rolling Out on Sprint Nexus S 4G Today

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Sprint is getting the ball rolling as it preps a number of its Android smartphones to be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. After news that the Now Network was working to ready the delectable frozen desert for the Epic 4G Touch, a Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone with 4G WiMax support and a large 4.5-inch display, we’re now hearing a potential launch date for the Google Nexus S 4G smartphone, which is made by Samsung.

The Nexus S 4G may be getting an update for Ice Cream Sandwich as early as today, February 16, according to a leaked screenshot of Sprint’s internal system. A leaked version of the Android 4.0 ROM for the Nexus S 4G was found a few weeks ago.

Sprint has thus far not made any announcements for the exact deployment of the Android 4.0 upgrade for either the Epic 4G Touch or the Nexus S 4G.

In addition to rolling out updates for its existing WiMax 4G smartphones, Sprint will also be launching the Galaxy Nexus smartphone for its next-generation 4G LTE network. The phone was announced with Google Wallet support, like on the Nexus S 4G, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year. That phone, like the rival version on Verizon Wireless, will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the first version of the Android operating system that will merge the Android smartphone OS and the Android tablet OS. Ice Cream Sandwich brings an overhauled experience, refined aesthetics, and some new features like face unlock.

The Nexus S 4G is a second-generation Google phone, and the first that is available on Sprint’s network. In addition to the Nexus S and Nexus S 4G, Google had launched the HTC-made Nexus One and the third-generation version is known as the Galaxy Nexus.

Via: Android Police

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6 Comments

  1. Filthycoop80

    02/17/2012 at 7:37 am

    Anyone gotten it? I’m skeptical.

    • jusben1369

      02/19/2012 at 5:56 am

      I just read at Android Police blog where they updated with an employee saying that this was real but should not have been posted. No date set yet. More hurry up and wait.

  2. Sjdfjsas

    02/17/2012 at 5:10 pm

    its a hoax…that page doesnt even look like a sprint web page
     

    • Patswin0204

      02/17/2012 at 7:41 pm

      It’s a sprint store web page….it’s a screen we use to activate phones….

  3. Sprint Rep

    02/27/2012 at 2:05 pm

    yup its real im a sprint rep actually at work right now lol that site in the pic is what we call the ISC portal, its wat we use for everything between sellin phones and knowing wat signs go where in our store. And i saw that nexus pic the day this was leaked and all the management around here were all pissed off that it was leaked lolol i was like who gives a f**k honestly? if anything people deserve to know…i always leak info to customers i talk to

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