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Samsung details Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades for Galaxy devices

Galaxy S II and Note are at the front of the queue
Tue Dec 20 2011, 10:49

KOREAN HARDWARE GIANT Samsung has confirmed that its devices will start getting upgrades to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) in the first quarter of next year.

A New Year's treat is in store for Samsung Galaxy users with Android upgrades. The company has confirmed that it will start rolling out the software to the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note first.

Samsung said, "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 Apple rival also listed the Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus as eligible for the upgrade but has given no timeframe for these rollouts.

Unfortunately there's no mention of its other Galaxy devices like the Galaxy S, Galaxy Ace and Galaxy Y. It seems that Samsung sees the more recent devices such as the Note as more important.

When the Android 4.0 ICS upgrade arrives it will bring users the latest Android goodies including better multi-tasking, WiFi hotspot and near field communications (NFC) support, as well as face to unlock. µ


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