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Sprint's Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch to get ICS on July 12

Sprint's Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch to get ICS on July 12
We simply hate it when a perfectly capable (from hardware standpoint) phone is left to die with a dated software version. We. Hate. It. But, it seems this won't be the case with the phone that actually has not one, but two names - the Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch for Sprint.

We don't know if it's because of its larger than life name or something else, but the fact is that an internal document has leaked, indicating July 12 (that is tomorrow) as the launch date for the handset's OTA update to Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Actually, if you are an Epic 4G Touch owner and you don't get the update tomorrow - don't freak out. According to the info, users will be sent the update gradually, with the whole process expected to be completed on July 20. If you haven't received the new piece of software until July 20, then you can start thinking about freaking out.

Sprint's Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch to get ICS on July 12
We can't be any happier for those of you who're sporting this model, as ICS is a tremendous update of the OS, bringing a new UI (that you will not see much of), new Google apps, much better browser, lots of system improvements, new features and so on.

Now, excuse us, but we have to check if that Jelly Bean update has finally installed on our Galaxy Nexus...

source: AndroidCentral via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 11 Jul 2012, 07:30 1

1. rocko0011 (Posts: 34; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Meh, they took too long. I've got the SIII now. Go f yourself sprint

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 08:10 4

2. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 832; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


That's the idea they want to sell new phones...they can tell you that phones retail for $600.00, but actual cost is about $50-60.00.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 11:39 2

7. Commentator (Posts: 2296; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Well, the manufacturing components alone usually cost around $150-$200, so they cost a little more than $50.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 14:56 1

8. EvoHero (Posts: 38; Member since: 15 May 2011)


Carriers' profit margin on phones sold at full retail price average 15-20%. Much lower than products in most other industries. Blame the manufacturers, not the carriers.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 20:11

13. lsutigers (Posts: 698; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


This is true, QWIKSTRIKE has no clue, actual margins are usually below 15% on smartphones. So, in reality, carriers would prefer you keep your phone longer so they don't have to subsidize your next upgrade so soon, considering most people don't pay full retail for a phone.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 08:13 1

3. _VipeR_ (Posts: 46; Member since: 30 May 2011)


It's about damn time! I mean, I've only been rocking the ICS leaks for six months or so now. With official finally dropping it's time to see what those geniuses over at XDA can really do! Well, at least until I get my 32gb S3....while dreaming about Sprint getting the GNote II to add on my second line!

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 08:57 2

4. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


What did I say? Samsung (more likely the carriers) was/were waiting before the S3 launched before releasing ICS. Same with HTC and its ICS updates. And with the sole exception of the Razr/Maxx, looks like the same may hold true for Motorola's phones. I like how Verizon jumped the price of both back up to 200/300 right before the update rolled out.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 09:15 3

5. e.wvu (unregistered)


I wish manufactures and carriers would actually start caring about their customers by giving us these updates in an acceptable timely manner instead of waiting until their next flagshipped device. I'm sure Samsung's SGSIII sales wouldn't of been affected if they released Android 4.0 to the SGSII a lot sooner.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 09:50 1

6. _VipeR_ (Posts: 46; Member since: 30 May 2011)


Absolutely Agree! So many of my fellow XDA members have had ICS on their devices for months now and as soon as the S3 dropped they moved on so this update could have come much sooner!

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 06:35

9. f1r3z0r (Posts: 78; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


any update yet? and it will be over the air or via Kies??

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 00:34

10. Android (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Dec 2010)


http://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fandroid.clients.google.com%2Fpackages%2Fota%2Fsprint_samsung_d710%2Fbbe3997e3067.SPH-D710_update_EL29_to_FF18.zip&session_token=AndCJnFXxGSmhUt1kOupFZRKsjN8MTM0MjI0MzgxMkAxMzQyMTU3NDEy

Thats the official update link and follow these instructions to manually update it.

Video :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcsfJXKv23o&feature=relmfu

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 11:53

11. archangel9 (Posts: 230; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


Well I'm checking mines every couple of hrs but I'm still getting a GS3

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 22:00

12. Android (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Dec 2010)


You dont have to wait buddy!

Download this :http://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fandroid.clients.google.com%2Fpackages%2Fota%2Fsprint_samsung_d710%2Fbbe3997e3067.SPH-D710_update_EL29_to_FF18.zip&session_token=AndCJnFXxGSmhUt1kOupFZRKsjN8MTM0MjI0MzgxMkAxMzQyMTU3NDEy

And watch this for instructions :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcsfJXKv23o&feature=relmfu

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 14:03

14. archangel9 (Posts: 230; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


I know about this but I'm running Linux.

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