Don't take Shane_M's message to mean it won't get it. Many people will see that post and start to heavily fla.me on Sprint. We are all hopeful it will get it, and there is no reason why it shouldn't. Specwise its nearly identical to the Galaxy Nexus. There's so little information coming out about ICS, its a bit ridiculous. All I know is that if the new G+ app is any indication of nice UI tweaks, we are going to all be pretty happy with ICS.
Besides, XDA will have ICS running on the Epic 4G Touch soon, I'd wager.
Yeah, I kinda posted topic on purpose to stir the pot a little. I've been doing some research out on the web looking for information. I couldn't find anything. I just hope if it does get updated it's not two years from now...
I've been to XDA...but a little paranoid to root the phone. Have you ever rooted successfully? If I mess it up, can I revert back to the orginal OS? I have installed Samsung Kies in preperation to root, but haven't taken the plunge yet. I'm pretty much tied to my phone. If I brick it, I'd be lost.
Thanks for your reply.
from what i have heard here and there theyre taking things a little slower with ICS since the last few updates google had came with alot of issues. rumor of course but personally id much rather have it take a bit and be right the first time than get a rush job that cripples my phone.
The answer would be yes with an unknown timeline. Follow this link to read more.
If it makes you feel better, developers are already porting ICS over to the original Epic 4G, also I beleive google started stating that phones must recieve updates for 18 months at least (Don't quote me on this though, I don't have time to confirm at the moment), it's a good bet to say the Epic Touch will get the update. The question is when, Samsung and Sprint have been horribly slow with Epic 4G updates.
ok knight PLEASE DONT SPOUT NONSENSE... ICS is compatable with ALL phones running android 2.3 this is coming directly from google. So even the og evo can run it. I really h8 it when techs that dont know what they are talking about spurt some random bull thinking they are right....
Remember, unlike Apple which controls the hardware and software, Android is an overlay that works on a wide range of hardware and the carriers are given much greater latitude as to how they wish to present their versions of similar equipment and software. Even once Google releases a golden master it is up to the manufacturers and carriers to test and modify to their liking any new releases. This delay may be what the Sprint Tech was alluding to.
I sure do hope our phones get to see the ICS upgrade...it would be a shame if they did not...but we will all be buying new phones this time next year or so...with them changing the 4g service...our phones will work but the new 4g service will be a lot better and we will all want phones that take advantage of it...
But back to this question...I say Yes...we will see ICS on our Epic Touch....
poor choice of words, i understand it is the os, however it is a more open os capable of being applied to various hardware and not blessed with a highly controlled centralized code base. therefore we must alway wait for google, then the hardware oem and finally the carrier before updates can be performed. apple on the other hand controls the os, and hardware and additionally dictates to the carriers so when apple releases an update it goes out to all the supported phones.
The freedom we enjoy on android is also a curse that can delay or prevent updates.
personally i'm fine with the os as it stands today so i'm in no hurry to see ics on my phone or my xoom.