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.

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

Related phones

Epic 4G Touch
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(8.70h talk time)



1. rocko0011

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

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


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 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.

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

8. EvoHero

Posts: 38; Member since: May 15, 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.

13. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

3. _VipeR_

Posts: 47; Member since: May 30, 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!

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

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.

6. _VipeR_

Posts: 47; Member since: May 30, 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!

9. f1r3z0r

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

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

11. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

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

14. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

I know about this but I'm running Linux.

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