SOUTH KOREAN HARDWARE MAKER Samsung's Galaxy Note operating system (OS) upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) might have been denied an official launch for now, but that hasn't stopped Android community web site Rootzwiki from releasing a leaked copy of the update to the public.
Accompanying Rootwiki's upload was a post that read, "Since its release, the buzz around Samsung's Galaxy Note has been when it would receive its update to Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung's dessert kitchen sent another delightful treat our way and we're passing it on to you. Another yummy leak, courtesy of Samsung and Rootzwiki!"
Samsung did not react to reports of the Android 4.0 leak, saying it "cannot comment on rumour or speculation".
Before uploading the leaked update to the community of Android fanatics, Rootzwiki said it had spent "quite a bit of time" doing some testing and quality control to make sure Android fans downloading the software would end up with a "satisfactory experience".
However, not all of the features of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS will work in the leaked version of the ICS update. Rootzwiki said the internal build tester has provided it with a working face unlock feature, solid LTE connections, fully operating phone calls and fully functional MMS, GPS, Google Voice, Google Talk, Task Manager and stereo Bluetooth functions.
Premium Suite and Touchwiz apps might not work in the build, Rootzwiki said, adding that it will also increase the user's flash counter.
Rootzwiki said its Android 4.0 ICS build will not wipe your external SDcard on install, but the internal SDcard will be formatted while installing the build. You have been warned. µ