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Well, Samsung has posted on their official blog the devices that will be getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The updates will begging in the first quarter of 2011. The Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II will be the first to get the upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. The other device that Samsung has chosen will be upgraded soon after. Those devices are the Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Tab 8.9, and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 . Samsung will announce the upgrade for each device individual. We will have to wait until 2012 for the upgrades to come. However the Galaxy S and the original Galaxy Tab will not be getting upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Maybe Samsung will change there mind, but for the time being they will not received the latest and greatest Android Operating System. Keep in mind that Samsung launched the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. That device is the Galaxy Nexus. It is currently available on Verizon Wireless in the US and the best part is that its running on Verizon’s 4G LTE Network. It is an amazingly fast network. We will let you know when these devices Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades become available.

 

Press Release

Samsung Offers Android 4.0 Ice Cream

Sandwich Upgrade for GALAXY devices

Samsung Electronics plan to provide the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for GALAXY devices. The platform update for GALAXY S II and GALAXY Note will start in the first quarter 2012, and other GALAXY devices will soon follow.

The ICS-upgradable devices are the GALAXY S II, GALAXY S II LTE, GALAXY Note, GALAXY R, GALAXY Tab 10.1, GALAXY Tab 8.9, GALAXY Tab 7.7, and GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus.

For upgradable models, Samsung will make separate announcements on details of OS updates schedule for each market according to market situation and carriers’ requirements.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Samsung GALAXY Nexus, the first Ice Cream Sandwich powered smartphone, were first unveiled at a Google/Samsung joint news conference in Hong Kong on October 19th.

Ice Cream Sandwich brings an entirely new look and feel to Android. It has a redesigned user interface with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC support and a full Web browsing experience. Ice Cream Sandwich also features a new People App which lets users browse pictures, messages and social network updates from friends, family and co-workers.

Ice Cream Sandwich also introduces innovations such as Face Unlock, which uses facial recognition to unlock the smartphone. Using NFC technology, Android Beam allows users to quickly share Web pages, apps and YouTube™ videos with friends by simply tapping two phones back-to-back. Users can even use fun effects while shooting video or video chatting with Google Talk™.

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