Samsung Canada Galaxy devices eligible for Android 4.0 ICS
One of the questions we are being most asked at the moment regards when various devices will receive the Android 4.0 ICS update. We have good news today for Samsung device owners in Canada as we have details of the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system rollout as well as which devices it’s coming to.
The Android 4.0 ICS software update is slowly being released for more and more devices but many owners eager to get their phones updated with the latest OS have become frustrated with the time it’s taking and the lack of information about the devices that will receive it. We recently gave readers information about Samsung devices that would receive the update in the U.S. Now Samsung Electronics Canada has issued a statement saying that as of yesterday (April 30) the ICS upgrades in Canada will begin rolling out to select devices and that the rollout will continue to various devices and carriers over this quarter.
First of all we’ll give you details of which Samsung smartphones and tablets will receive the ICS update in Canada. They are the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy S II LTE HD, Galaxy SII X, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab 7.0, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 as detailed here. Although we now know which devices will receive the ICS upgrade the scheduling and specific models may be different depending on carriers and market requirements. Samsung suggests that device owners contact their carriers for more specific details.
The new operating system will be worth the wait as Android 4.0 offers full Web browsing and a number of enhancements such as improved notifications, multitasking and WiFi hotspot as well as features such as Face Unlock using the front facing camera and facial recognition technology. If you want to find out more about Android 4.0 ICS then you can check out a video that we’ve embedded for you below this story.
Are you a Samsung device owner in Canada, pleased to see your device included for the ICS upgrade? Maybe you’re disappointed that your device isn’t listed? Let us know with your comments.