Late last year, Samsung said that it would be rolling out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to its Galaxy devices in the “first quarter” of 2012, starting with the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note. A version of the official ICS ROM was leaked for the SGSII earlier this month, and now a more recent build appears to have hit forums.
PocketNow says it’s an official version of the ROM, and while it’s still a test release, it’s more or less what all Galaxy devices will eventually end up with. They also found that the Contacts app wasn’t working on this build, but otherwise said the ROM is snappy and improved battery life.
If you want to give this a go, you have to register on SamMobile’s forums and be willing to mess with your phone’s firmware, entirely at your own risk. Or, you know, you could just wait for Samsung and/or your carrier to make it available on your phone. It should be right around the corner, if Samsung keeps its promise and the carriers don’t take forever to approve it. [SamMobile via Pocket Now]