The Samsung Galaxy Note is one heck of a tablet/phone hybrid–it has an astonishing 5.3″ 1280×800 Super AMOLED HD display powered by the revered Exynos SoC and now, it can also run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich:
Samsung officially announced that ICS would be heading to the Galaxy Note come Q1 of 2012 but looks like the Cyanogen Team has brought it to us much sooner. The beta build of the CM9-based ICS ROM is functional enough to use as your daily driver, however you will be missing some key features such as the camera, battery gauge, and S-Pen (doesn’t work as a digitizer but still works as a capacitive stylus).
This is particularly good news for Gakaxy S II owners in addition to Note users as it signals great progress in porting Android 4.0 sans Samsung’s heavy layer of TouchWiz UI. Samsung’s original statement claiming that a lack of resources would prevent ICS from coming to the original Galaxy S was somewhat disheartening and worrisome, but looks like users will have a non-TouchWiz alternative coming to their phones in the near future.