Galaxy S II and Optimus 3D get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ports
While the U.S. is still patiently awaiting the official release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, our favorite phone in Android-land at the moment has just received an Ice Cream Sandwich port. That phone would be the Samsung Galaxy S II and there’s even a video to show off that Ice Creamy goodness. To top it off, the LG Optimus 3D has also seen an Android 4.0 port.
Now that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich source code has been unleashed to the world, ports of the latest version of the mobile OS will start to become a normal thing. That said, having ICS on the Galaxy S II must be a real treat, so to speak, but don’t get too excited just yet. Like many new developments of the sort, there’s not a lot that’s actually working properly. This will change in time but ports like this usually have multiple updates per week so you may want to wait it out and come back when it’s usable.
In the build you see in the video, WiFi, Bluetooth, and radios are not currently working, nor are some applications like Messaging. That will likely soon change and Galaxy S II users may have a very nice Ice Cream Sandwich ROM up and running in the very near future.
We do know that the Galaxy S II is set to get the Android 4.0 update at some point in the future but it’s still a bit iffy as to when. Plus, Samsung will likely have to implement its TouchWiz user interface into the Ice Cream Sandwich code, which could take even longer. That said, it will be interesting to see TouchWiz with an Ice Cream Sandwich twist, as TouchWiz itself isn’t too heavy on customizations.
If you would like to follow the progress of the Ice Cream Sandwich port on the Galaxy S II, be sure to follow @xplodwild.
As far as the LG Optimus 3D Ice Cream Sandwich port goes, there’s little known of its progress besides the video you see below. It’s looking pretty sweet so far!