Samsung Galaxy S2 Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

It was just a few days ago that the Ice Cream Sandwich code went public, and developers all around the world started working on bringing Android 4.0 to all popular Android handsets. We have already seen SDK ports for some popular handsets like the Nexus S, Galaxy S and the Nexus One.

However, owners of Samsung Galaxy S II, the hottest Android smartphone on the planet, were feeling left out since the phone did not get any working SDK port of Ice Cream Sandwich due to driver issues. Now, one developer – @xplodwild – has been working hard on porting Ice Cream Sandwich to the Galaxy S2, and has met with some success.

The ICS build for SGS2  is still in alpha stages, and audio, modem and quite a few other things are not working. Still I would suggest Galaxy S2 owners to try out this alpha build so as to get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, until the official update from Samsung lands.

Below is a video of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running on the Samsung Galaxy S2 -:

Even though the port in in alpha stages, Ice Cream Sandwich seems to be running super-smooth on the Samsung Galaxy S2, as evident from the video above.  Interested Galaxy S2 owners can find the installation instructions here.

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Rajesh Pandey

Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu or mail to him at [email protected]