The Samsung Galaxy Note is a smartphone with a 5.3 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a 1.4 GHz dual core processor, and a digital pen for writing or drawing on the screen. Samsung is pushing the device pretty hard, having produced a rather over-the-top commercial for this year’s Super Bowl.
One thing Samsung hasn’t done yet is release Android 4.0 for the phone. It currently runs Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
But it looks like the company is working on a version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the tablet, because a leaked Chinese ROM for the Galaxy Note based on Google’s latest operating system popped up recently.
It includes Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface running on top of Android, so while you get Android 4.0 features such as the new recent apps menu, you also get Samsung’s home screen, app launcher, and home screen widgets.
There’s a very long thread about the ROM at the xda-developers forum, and you should probably check it out before trying to install this software. But now that the ROM has leaked, it’s likely that some of the software will find its way into third party ROMs from independent developers.