Sprint will begin to roll out Google's latest version of Android™, Ice Cream Sandwich, to our customers in 2012. Ice Cream Sandwich will be available via an over-the-air update to a variety of devices including Galaxy™ S II, Epic™ 4G Touch and Nexus S™ and other key products in our line-up. Stay tuned for more details and exact timing.
- announced today in Sprint News blog
Told me to call, no they patched me to samsung. look at my sprint call log / pull my record, you will see what I am talking about. I like sprint, I like the fact that I don't have to pay for data use, don't get me wrong. But when I got (5) GS2's I was told by your sales men this is the phone to get! it was the best and is 100% better then Iphone. Now I find out it will not run programs I need for work, my co workers all have ICS 4.0, here I am the owner of the company and can't run my own program...please! all we ask is for a date and yes stick to that date.
I am working on getting sprint users all around the world to protest at their sprint store on the same day! anyone interested in joining this please join the site below and I will get this started. I live in Wilmington, NC, I will be happy to hold a meeting here off Market street, to get this ball rolling. I think it's time Sprint and their workers understand they don't have a company without us sprint users. Really how much are we asking for? just upgrade to ICS4.0 like every other cell company already did! and yes where is the 4G? I was told when I got my phones it should only be another month or so.. I guess it's the or so.
Anyone interested please join my Free yahoo group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sprintstand together we can do this!
The truth is, it's a bit of a "I deserve the latest..." syndrome.
My Tablet went from Honeycomb to Iced Cream Sandwich.
That was a big nothing.
ICS behaves like Gingerbread when on a phone, like Honeycomb when on a tablet.
There are very minor user interface things which have been ironed out between them.
After seeing the jump of little or nothing on my tablet (Acer Iconia A500) i stopped really caring on my phone.
I HAD heard from an engineer May 25-29 but that passed. It's done, just not rolled out by the brass yet.
That was supposedly the final commit and testing phase dates.
To the person who's company supposedly wrote an ICS only app, congrats! It's ludicrous to do that given it's a Gingerbread market, but, good work! You wrote an app for 7% of all devices.
I'm shocked as Froyo was the BIG upgrade, getting to a much faster native java runtime compiler. After that, Gingerbread was a fix and a tweak, though a very very good one.
I actually want Honeycomb back on my tablet, the UI tweaks in tablet mode to ICS aren't to my liking. But, there's an app for that. heck, there's an app or 3 to give your android Windows Phone style LiveTiles, lol.
Everyone, if you have Gingerbread, trust me, your sitting pretty. ICS is just, well, Icing, or Iced Cream, ontop of your desert.
Now, for us SRPINT folk, it's all about the LTE NETWORK Sprint Network Vision upgrade.
No software gives you that.
The Snapdragon S4 chip has a world radio in it and firmware sets the carrier options.
GSMArena.com lists the HTC Evo 4G LTE as LTE 800/1900, which in plain speak means it uses the current iDEN (Nextel) and CDMA (Sprint 3G) frequencies.
The LG LTE phone out only uses 1900. So, i'm going on a little faith here knowing the hardware that this years EVO 4G LTE will actually work going forward in 2013 on the LTE 800 part of Network Vision. I could give a flying hoot if it worked later on LTE 2500, which would be LTE over Clear/Clearwire's current Wimax Frequencies (WiMax dies end of this year, just so you know).
That never worked anyway. But with LTE 800 i can get signal inside a deep basement, which I miss.
So, that's why i ordered the EVO 4G LTE upgrade. It's got ICS, ho hum, But, it's got support for LTE , a slightly bigger better screen, and also trades a sweet camera sensor out for the stereoscopic toy in my current phone.
By the time we get the ICS update, the E4GT will be in your bargain bin and irrelevant. I have learned my lesson at this point...I will only buy Nexus devices, I will only buy them straight from google (unlocked)...leaving CDMA carriers (Verizon, Sprint, etc..) out of the picture entirely...plus, for how much I use my phone, tmobile prepaid could save me close to $750 a year, making the purchase of a nexus balance out in 9 months...heck, I could upgrade to a new nexus in cash EVERY YEAR, and it would still be cheaper than sprint AND I would get updates before anyone else
My only problem is that Boost and Virgin Mobile which run off of Sprint already have out 2 phones with ICS.....AND MY GS2 E4GT AND MY HUSBAND'S EVO 3D DOESN'T HAVE THE UPDATE YET....WHAT???!!!.....now I hear that T-Mobile is updating their GS2......not good Sprint.....we already decided that we will not be signing a new contract when ours expires. Sick of how slow data speed is, on 3G AND 4G. Why am I paying so much for unlimited data I can barely use when prepaid has ICS.....hmmm
Remember everyone we're talking cellphones, not a heart procedure. The consequences may be frustrating but it's not life or death. If you want ICS, the FE22 leak is rock solid. Here's the overview of how to get it (I'm simplifying a little bit but the steps are legit):
Plus, the OTA is gonna drop TOMORROW
Lol! I'd like to know where this guy is getting his info bc he would be the only person in the world getting this info...man he must be special!;-) I would love for it to come out today but Sprint would have already announced it. But would be awesome! Also I'd advise not to root if you look up the exact rom he said to install the developers said it still had plenty of bugs and if you read all the comments from the ppl who installed they are saying it messed up their phone bad. Its just best to wait:-)
It should be (painfully) obvious by now that the major carriers will wait with the ICS upgrade until after the SIII is released. This serves many reasons, but the main one should be immediately obvious: drive more people to upgrade to the SIII or get another, newer, phone just to have ICS. Each phone sold is money in Sprint's pocket, be it through a contract extension (and the loss of grandfathered hotspots, etc.) or through the sale of an unsubsidized handset.
The issue is simple: modern phones would be good for use for a few years if our gadget obsession and the slow death of support for older OSes wouldn't make them obsolete long before the hardware becomes sub-par. That's the "Stride Problem", if you remember the commercials, where some dude forces people to spit out their chewing gum which lasted too long so they could sell more.
FF02 (the latest modem and kernel version) as well as the newly baked TW and Android are stable. The battery issues we're seeing are mostly dead wakelocks that scream neglect but not unsolvable issues. The rumored OTA files are all observable (at the usual place) and it's funny how things get pushed back behind the following new handset every time.
Solution: either go AOSP and not look back (as the FCC said it's perfectly OK to do so) or just stay with GB until after the SIII has been released and sold in sufficient numbers.