To say that Samsung is struggling with Ice Cream Sandwich update for its smartphones would be an understatement (see here). While Galaxy S2 has slowly started receiving it OTA, the Galaxy Note has thus far been ignored. The latest from Sammy was to expect it sometime in April or May. However if you’re not the patient type, a leaked ICS build for Galaxy Note has just made its way to rootzwiki.
A rundown of features that work are:
- 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
Some issues that are reported:
- Premium Suite is not included in this build.
- The TouchWiz launcher crashes on first boot, but not on subsequent boots
- The TouchWiz launcher crashes upon adding a Google Play account
- This build will increase your flash counter
Click here for more details and steps to install this update.