Is this a glimpse of the future? Software tinkerers at SamMobile have ported latest Android – the tasty version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – to Samsung Galaxy S II giving us a look at what the Google OS could look like when it arrives on preceeding Galaxy S III, which is expected to make a debut at the Mobile World Congress in February.
Utilising the TouchWiz skin which compliments current open source operating system Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the clever chaps have managed to run the new gen software on last season’s tech, still regarded as the World’s Most Powerful Smartphone. SamMobile has posted a video which shows on the SGS II’s generous 4.3″ Super-AMOLED 800×480 resolution display and running off a 1.2GHz CPU the familiar Samsung start up screen, but after that something’s a little different. Yes – Check out that slick interface, as the demonstrator scrolls right and left with the touchscreen it’s an early-build of Android ICS!
Give aways include the font styling, the notifications, multi-tasking and facial recognition amongst other details we covered in our launch feature for Ice Cream Sandwich, which you can read again – Here.
So what for the future? Supposedly leaked promotion “from Samsung” suggests that the Galaxy S III will carry a 1.5GHz Exynos 4412 ARM Cortex A9 – the four-horse powered engine which is made possible by some crucial tweaks to the Linux Kernel in the next generation of Samsung’s market leading mobile. This will mean that the World’s Most Powerful Smartphone is going to get even more powerful in 2012. If true, Android 4.0 is going to look and run a lot more glorious than it does in this mod.