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Samsung Epic 4G Touch will get update to Ice Cream Sandwich

Some of you may have thought that the Sprint Epic Touch 4G would be given the cold shoulder from now on, with new devices such as the EVO 4G LTE and the Galaxy Nexus arriving on the network. Well we have some good news for you, as Sprint has just confirmed that the device is far from finished just yet and is on the waiting list to receive an official update to Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Epic Touch 4G launched back in September of 2011 and was available to buy for $199 with a two-year contract. With those two new devices mentioned above on the way though, you may have become a little concerned that Sprint may stop support of the Epic 4G Touch in order to focus on their new prized assets.

We’re glad to see that this won’t be the case just yet. There’s no official date attached unfortunately, but an announcement on the Sprint forums confirms that the device will definitely receive an update to the latest version of Android, and will be joined by a few other notable handsets as well. The Galaxy S II will also be getting an update on Sprint, as will the Samsung Nexus S.

While it is always nice to hear some official confirmation direct from Sprint, we have a feeling that those of you who are more tech savvy will already be running unofficial versions of ICS anyway. Right now, it’s not particularly hard to find a custom version of Android 4.0 for the Epic 4G Touch and from what we gather it’s a pretty stable build as well.

How is your Epic 4G Touch handling at the moment? Are you still running Gingerbread, or are you more than happy with a custom version of ICS? We’ll let you know once Sprint finalizes a date.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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