Dec 14th, 2011

One of the biggest things I wondered about when Google unveiled Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was how OEMs would adapt their custom user interfaces to the new version. For one OEM, it looks like not much has changed at all.

An Ice Cream Sandwich build for the Samsung Galaxy S II is already in the works and an early build has been leaked. Our friends at Samsung Firmware are our benefactors and they have even put together a little video showing the ROM off.

If you were expecting anything other than TouchWiz, you’ll be sadly disappointed. We still have a lot of the core ICS apps and features here, though, such as the new browser and settings menu, face unlock and the new application switcher (activated by holding the ‘home’ button).

Who knows? Perhaps the launcher will eventually become available for download and you’ll be as close as you’ve ever been to a stock Ice Cream Sandwich experience.

SF warns that this build is still largely broken and should not be flashed for use as a daily driver but it’s nice to see Samsung making such progress. If you’re feeling a bit daring you can try it out at the link ahead, but don’t say we didn’t warn you. As a precaution, North American users should steer clear even if it were stable.

If this rollout is anything like the Gingerbread rollout for their Galaxy S phones, everyone outside of America shouldn’t have to wait long for their tasty dessert. Watch the video above. [SamMobile via EuroDroid]

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