Samsung's Galaxy devices will get Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade in early 2012. The Android 4.0 update, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, will reach the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note first to get it, and it should release in the first quarter of 2012.
We know you have been waiting, and we're thrilled today to announce that we'll start serving Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II in the first quarter of 2012, a Samsung representative wrote Tuesday on the company's mobile division Facebook page.
Others Samsung Galaxy devices will get the update later in 2012, but there's no firm date yet as to when Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will get Ice Cream Sandwich. That will be determined in part by carriers. It's coming, however.
However, there's no firm schedule for when it will arrive on these models. Firm dates for the roll-out will, of course, be dictated by carriers.
Separate announcements on details of the OS update will be made soon, so stay with us on our Facebook & Twitter communities for more updates! the post on the Facebook page said.
The comments began pouring onto the Facebook page almost the minute the company post was made. Some thought Samsung left devices out that should have been included.
Samsung, you failed! No Galaxy S i9000 or Plus? oO Sony Ericsson do better work than samsung, wrote one person.
Others, however, were just happy its on the way. My galaxy note will be happy for these update!!!..
Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest version of Google's Android operating system for mobile phones and tablets. It's the first version optimized for both smartphones and tablets and it is different than any other previous Android operating system. Ice Cream Sandwich is a blend of the Gingerbread and Honeycomb systems into one -- an attempt to end fragmentation.