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Samsung Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich Update Coming Soon, HTC EVO 4G Also Upgrading

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
January 16, 2012|12:10 pm

For Android fans excited for the Ice Cream Sandwich update coming to the Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone by April, there is another device on par with the “iPhone killer” that will also receive it.

The HTC Evo 4G is set to get the Android 4.0 update in the near future as well. And this smartphone is almost as impressive as the Galaxy S2 in terms of specifications and hardware.

The Evo 4G currently runs on Android 2.3, but is set to upgrade to ICS once the official updates begin rolling out. It also features a 1.2GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM7630 processor with 768MB RAM. It comes equipped with a 5-megapixel LED flash camera with 720p HD video capture and a 1.3 megapixel camera for video chat in the front.

Its 4-inch display slightly trumps that of the Galaxy S2 in terms of pixels since it features a resolution of 960x540 and the S2 has 800x480.

In terms of processing speed, the S2 is quicker than the Evo since it includes a 1.2GHz dual-core processor on the AT&T and Sprint variants with the T-Mobile version having a 1.5GHz dual-core chip.

And although the S2’s camera includes more megapixels with 8 in its rear camera, that doesn’t always lead to better quality when it comes to taking pictures.

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Both of these devices are quite impressive, but with new models rolling out such as the Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD and HTC Vivid, will customers still want to upgrade to ICS on these slightly older devices?

Ice Cream Sandwich debuted in the U.S. on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone at the end of December. So far it has been well received and ported by developers to other devices such as the S2, but not without its share of bugs.

 

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