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Android 4 leaked for Samsung Galaxy NoteBy Ryan Noik 4 April 2012 | Categories: news
It appears that some users have become tired of waiting for the impending Ice Cream Sandwich update, following a recently announced delay for Samsung’s hybrid phone/tablet device the Galaxy Note.
Instead, a leaked version of Google’s latest operating system has made its way onto RootzWiki.
According to Engadget, the leak has met with “enthusiastic response.” The leaked version of Google’s latest OS is only available as an executable file, but apparently it is legitimate (not a virus or malware) and makes installing and upgrading one’s device relatively easy.
The site notes that although some users have been reporting a few bugs, these appear to be isolated instances.
However, for those Galaxy Note users who would rather wait on Samsung to provide the official update, the good news is that apparently it is expected to arrive in the second quarter of this year (within the next two months). Unfortunately a release date for South Africa is currently unknown.
While no doubt the news is welcome to users who have been hankering after the upgrade, it does not diminish the allure of Samsung’s official release.
This is due to the forthcoming Premium Suite for the device, which will include the official Ice Cream Sandwich update, and will apparently be bringing a few more goodies to the awaited upgrade than just Google’s latest OS.
Apparently it adds an S Memo upgrade, and few new S Pen apps, such as S Note, and My Story, which will enable users to create media rich notes and a multimedia albums, respectively, along with 30 exclusive levels of Angry Birds Space.
These look like something Galaxy Note owners certainly should keep on their radar, judging by the results of our tests with the existing apps.
Hit the video below for a full glimpse at what Galaxy Note users still have to look forward to.
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