1. pdog197804's Avatar
    Anybody have any news about when ICS will drop for the Epic 4g touch. This was one of the reasons I purchased this phone, after hearing about the new HTC device I would think that it would be highly important for Samsung to do it before the launch of this device.

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    04-08-2012 10:34 PM
  2. JayWill's Avatar
    It's close. The current builds are good but there are still some lingering bugs. If I were to guess, I'd say it will hit by the end of April.

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    04-08-2012 11:32 PM
  3. skyo12's Avatar
    My friend is a samsung phone tester for tge at&t division and I saw that his phone had the ICS build on his Skyrocket earlier today.

    He wouldn't tell me when they're releasing the update but I do think it's REALLY close
    04-08-2012 11:52 PM
  4. limdoug's Avatar
    Since the Nexus S 4G will be getting their ICS update soon it seems, I'd imagine GS2 would be about a month behind that...so in May.
    04-09-2012 12:21 AM
  5. tony404's Avatar
    Im looking forward to it but with no news. I dont see coming the end of april.
    04-09-2012 09:25 AM
  6. JayWill's Avatar
    Im looking forward to it but with no news. I dont see coming the end of april.
    Don't let the lack of news make you think ICS is a long ways off. It's highly unlikely there will be any news, until the day the update is being pushed out.

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    04-09-2012 10:56 AM
  7. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Here is the review of the latest build, which I believe is from April 5.



    He's not going into much detail since not much has changed. He said he couldn't find any bugs and it's the smoothest version of all builds so far. I hope we're still allowed to use the ICS launcher instead of Touchwiz like it was possible in the earlier builds, but something tells me that Sprint and Samsung will get rid of that option for the final build.
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    04-09-2012 11:01 AM
  8. JayWill's Avatar
    Yeah FD05 is the latest published ICS build for the E4GT. It's been really stable and has been running quite well for several builds now. Here are the remaining bugs that have been reported:

    Notification bug - When a call ends, if you manually back out of the dialer by hitting the back or home buttons, before the call screen ends on its own, sound and vibrate notifications will often stop working until the device is rebooted.

    Bluetooth - There are still lingering Bluetooth compatibility issues. It works perfectly for many devices, but not all. I've personally had a lot of issues with Bluetooth on the ICS builds in both of my cars.

    4G - Can lead to random device reboots when enabled.

    There are other issues that need to be resolved, but the above are really the big three right now. Oddly, the last few builds haven't seemed to address any of the issues that have been reported for awhile now, so I'm not sure what they've been working on.
    04-09-2012 12:05 PM
  9. MannyZ28's Avatar
    I am hoping for an April release as well. I am anxious to try out Chrome on it, just looks like a nice browser.
    04-09-2012 02:16 PM
  10. imparishilton's Avatar
    Nexus 4g has the ics update today! Hopefully soon we will get it

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    04-10-2012 12:37 PM
  11. rraman3110's Avatar
    I dont like ICS for the Galaxy SII. It looks nothing like Vanilla Android 4.0 It really just looks like a nicer gingerbread


    At least Sense 4.0 has a little more appeal IMO
    04-10-2012 05:05 PM
  12. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    I dont like ICS for the Galaxy SII. It looks nothing like Vanilla Android 4.0 It really just looks like a nicer gingerbread
    Well, give Samsung some time. When GB first came out the touchwiz UI was still the same as it was on froyo, in fact touchwiz wasn't updated to gingerbread theming/layouts until 2.3.4 with touchwiz 4.0 (Checkout the o.g. Epic 4g). I imagine they minimally alter touchwiz in order to get the releases out faster, I could see them putting out an updated touchwiz launcher and theming eventually.
    04-10-2012 05:39 PM
  13. rraman3110's Avatar
    Well, give Samsung some time. When GB first came out the touchwiz UI was still the same as it was on froyo, in fact touchwiz wasn't updated to gingerbread theming/layouts until 2.3.4 with touchwiz 4.0 (Checkout the o.g. Epic 4g). I imagine they minimally alter touchwiz in order to get the releases out faster, I could see them putting out an updated touchwiz launcher and theming eventually.
    I can accept a decent upgrade or even a stright copy from 2.2 to 2.3, but ICS is basically a whole new experience IMO. I would expect a less subtle change. Though you are probably right about just getting ICS out there. I will give Samsung benefit of the doubt that when ICS does come out it rocks the Epic 4G Touch World, but my hopes are not too high.
    04-10-2012 06:13 PM
  14. MannyZ28's Avatar
    They are saving the big update of Touchwiz for the GS3. If they were to skin Touchwiz with a new version that would resemble or be identical to what Touchwiz will look like on the GS3, they would steal away some of the thunder the GS3 is expected to cause. They might update it later separately. Also, as mentioned above, it might have to do with a speedier release by leaving Touchwiz the same. What's weird though is that earlier leak builds had some nice new animations going from homescreen to homescreen, but they took that back out in later builds. Who knows why?
    04-10-2012 06:34 PM
  15. JayWill's Avatar
    What's weird though is that earlier leak builds had some nice new animations going from homescreen to homescreen, but they took that back out in later builds. Who knows why?
    They may have been testing them for TW 5.0 that will be on the GSIII.
    04-10-2012 08:21 PM
  16. godsidekurt's Avatar
    Im excited for this too...however if it still has TouchWiz than I will be rooting for CM9.
    04-16-2012 10:49 PM
  17. Gator352's Avatar
    Sammy is announcing the GS III on May 3rd of coarse with ICS and a new version of TW (maybe). With that etched in stone, Sammy will not release ICS for the GS II until after the release of the GS III. This has been the practice since...well,...forever because they want you to buy the latest and greatest first then after the hype is over, update everything else.

    I hope this isn't the case but it actually makes sense in a business standpoint. I could be wrong but I just don't see it.
    04-17-2012 03:24 AM
  18. robneilhendrix's Avatar
    Sammy is announcing the GS III on May 3rd of coarse with ICS and a new version of TW (maybe). With that etched in stone, Sammy will not release ICS for the GS II until after the release of the GS III. This has been the practice since...well,...forever because they want you to buy the latest and greatest first then after the hype is over, update everything else.

    I hope this isn't the case but it actually makes sense in a business standpoint. I could be wrong but I just don't see it.
    They will probably do what Asus did which is like you said, announce the SG3 with all the new bells and whistles but like Asus did update the SG2 then release the SG3.
    04-17-2012 07:56 AM
  19. Batting1000's Avatar
    ICS is a very refined Gingerbread with the Epic 4G Touch. The font changes the enture experience IMO and makes it look clean overall. The small tweaks like the status bar and panels like the Settings menu keep the OS fresh. The latest leaks allow for you to clear defaults on the TwLauncher and use the stock ICS launcher (which is built in). Everything is faster than GB and GPS works great.
    04-17-2012 09:13 PM
  20. JayWill's Avatar
    Sammy is announcing the GS III on May 3rd of coarse with ICS and a new version of TW (maybe). With that etched in stone, Sammy will not release ICS for the GS II until after the release of the GS III. This has been the practice since...well,...forever because they want you to buy the latest and greatest first then after the hype is over, update everything else.

    I hope this isn't the case but it actually makes sense in a business standpoint. I could be wrong but I just don't see it.
    Valid theory, but the International GSII has already received the ICS update.

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    04-17-2012 10:08 PM
  21. blitzen89's Avatar
    As a former OG Epic owner, I'm definitely trying not to hold my breath given Samsung/Sprints history with the galaxy line... I just hope they get this update right and dont end up giving us a buggy update.
    04-18-2012 02:36 PM
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