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