Premium Suite teased with Samsung Galaxy Note ICS 4.0 update
A couple of days ago we brought you the news of an AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note spotted running Android Ice Cream Sandwich in a video, and now it seems that Samsung has begun pushing out the Galaxy Note ICS 4.0 update for the international version of the handset.
Owners of the handset have been reporting that they have been receiving notifications that the Android ICS update is ready to be delivered over the air to their device, and as SlashGear are reporting via SammyHub the update is 319MB in size. The update brings with it the new version of Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay along with the new S Note app, and a new S Memo widget for the homescreen.
These new applications and widgets come via Samsung’s Premium Suite, which is a new software package specially designed to take advantage of the handsets large display and digital stylus. Users now have a digital scrapbooking tool along with features that allow owners to handwrite equations and to see them solved.
So far users in Germany and The Netherlands have been reporting being able to upgrade their Galaxy Note via Samsung’s Kies application for PC, with over the air upgrades usually pushed out in a staggered fashion to relieve the pressure on the company’s servers. It may be a few days before all Galaxy Note’s are updated and the company has yet to reveal a timescale for the process to complete.
The software upgrade will bring with it a number of performance upgrades, but the enhanced UI of Android 4.0 has been covered up by Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay. It has since been revealed by the XDA Developers that the update is the XXLPY Android 4.0.3 build that has a build date of May 4th.
Let us know if you have received the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update yet on your Galaxy Note.