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The soon-to-be-unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note 2 could run the ageing Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android out of the box instead of the up-to-the-minute Jelly Bean iteration of Google’s OS, it has emerged.

Citing leaks from insiders, SamMobile claims that the software that the Note 2 ships with is still undecided, a mere three weeks or so before the phone is set to be unveiled at the IFA exhibition in Berlin.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 unpacked 2012

According to the site’s source, the “[Note 2’s] test software is currently based on Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich), which we’d have to say doesn’t leave long for Samsung to change course.

However, it’s not all bad news. If Samsung does opt for Ice Cream Sandwich, it will apparently roll out an update to Jelly Bean “a couple of months of later”, so would-be buyers likely won’t have too long to wait to get up to speed.

Spec sheet fixtures and fittings for Samsung’s second-ever tilt at the phablet are currently a matter for conjecture. But mooted features include a quad-core processor, a revamped S-Pen stylus that could even double as a microphone for voice to text functionality and a larger, 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD screen.



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