Android 4.0 for the Galaxy Note leaked
Samsung has been a bit of a tease when it comes to exactly when we might see Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Galaxy Note -- and nobody likes a tease, especially in the rooting and modding community.
At first, Samsung told us to expect the upgrade sometime in the first quarter of 2012, and then as March was winding down, the update was pushed back. Now, a leaked version of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Galaxy Note has been posted at RootzWiki and the reaction in the community so far seems to be quite positive.
The leaked version of Android 4.0 apparently includes support for the tablet/smartphone hybrid's S Pen stylus and RootzWiki's internal tester provided this list of working features on the current build:
- Face Unlock is fully functional
- LTE connections are solid and up to speed
- Phone calls work great both ways
- Audio quality is up to par
- Stereo Bluetooth is fully functional
- MMS is fully functional
- GPS is fully functional
- Google Talk and Video Chat work
- Google Voice is fully functional
- Task Manager is smooth and transitions are quick
- Downloaded Flash video and in-browser video works flawlessly
- Chrome autosync is fully functional
- AT&T Hotspot functionality works, external devices connect fine
The one-click installer file apparently does play a little havoc with some of the Samsung tools and the TouchWiz launcher, but RootzWiki says the issues aren't serious enough to be deal-breakers for Android enthusiasts.
Of course, even die-hard fans of the little green robot should proceed with caution. Installing this unofficial (to say the least) upgrade means possibly voiding your warranty and you might even end up trading your visions of a digital dessert for a $700 analog drink coaster.