Samsung Electronics has today released — much to the delight of Samsung device holders worldwide — a list of mobile devices that will be receiving the much awaited Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich update officially.
According to their press release, the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy Note, Galaxy R, and Galaxy Tab 10.1/8.9/7.7/7.0+ will be the first ones to get the Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich update in the Galaxy series of devices from Samsung. The Korean company will begin rolling out the update to the said devices between January and March of next year (2012).
Announcements regarding update schedule will be made separately for each upgradeable device and will be according to “market situation” and “carrier requirements”.
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.
Almost all the Galaxy smartphone/tablet owners all over are rejoicing with this news, even though some Galaxy devices were not mentioned by Samsung, including my own Galaxy Ace. But nonetheless, it’s a welcome start and it won’t be long before Samsung adds more and more devices to its update fold and roll out the latest Android offering to majority of the eligible devices under their banner.