Samsung devices that will get Android Ice Cream Sandwich
Since the latest Google Android operating system was released late last year we’ve been bringing readers information when we can about when their devices may receive the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. Dribs and drabs for various manufacturers have been issued but today we have news for you of the latest advice issued by Samsung about the Android ICS update in the U.S.
This latest information was issued on a Samsung customer support page in response to a question about which Samsung devices would be receiving the ICS update. If you’re a Samsung device owner in the US and have been eagerly waiting for more news on ICS availability then read on to see if your smartphone or tablet is included.
Samsung says that it is working with Google and carriers to get the updates issued smoothly and quickly but unfortunately have not included any expected times on its list. However, after our earlier post today about OS update problems maybe this is no bad thing as hopefully at least when the updates finally roll out there will be no issues. Also Samsung says this information could be changed as updates are confirmed or released.
We’ll give you the details in order of carrier so for AT&T the devices that will be receiving the Ice Cream Sandwich update are the Galaxy S II, the Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy Note, Captivate Glide, Nexus S and Galaxy Tab 8.9. For Sprint the devices are the Nexus S 4G (available now) and the Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch.
For Verizon the news is good for owners of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 7.7 but there’s no firm news yet for T-Mobile Samsung device owners, other than Samsung saying it is working with the carrier and will supply more info over the coming months. WiFi devices are listed as the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Wi-Fi, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi.
Hopefully you’ll have found your device confirmed to receive the ICS update in the U.S. What are your thoughts about OS updates and the length of time it takes to roll them out to various devices? Do you think that phone makers and carriers should be working to get the updates out quicker? Tell us what you think with your comments.