A downloadable version of the latest Android operating system has made its way to the Samsung Galaxy S II phone. The revelation came soon after a ROM Of Android 4.0 was made available for owners of the Galaxy S II Skyrocket. It is not believed to be the final version of the new software; it is an unrooted download that anyone who owns a Galaxy S II has the ability to access. No word yet on when the official release will come.
The download made its way to light on RootzWiki, and was posted anonymously. Users need a couple requisite files/drivers before they can post the update to their phone, but all those pieces are available from the same site. Because it’s Samsung, there isn’t a huge change to the user interface (Samsung uses a custom Android UI called TouchWiz), however enhancements like crisper animations, auto-folders, and better app management are in full effect.
The rollout of Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, has been slower than expected at best. At worst, it’s been a mess. The first two devices that tried to push out Ice Cream Sandwich – the Nexus S phone and the Transformer Prime tablet – were met with screen freezes and system crashes. It looks like things are finally starting to come together, with manufacturers fully committing support for the update. Of course, by the time everyone gets upgraded, Android 5.0 will be here…