We have some fantastic news for those of you that have just purchased (or are thinking of) a shiny new Galaxy S2 or Galaxy Note, as Samsung has just confirmed they will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich – Android 4.0. Also, Samsung confirmed a few other devices that would be getting the upgrade, which include the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9, 7.7 and 7.0 Plus.
Looks like Samsung is trying to change their reputation for poor software, and slow upgrades. Considering they are one of the first Android manufacturers to come clean with their intentions, and coupled with the fact that they have confirmed a few devices of theirs will be getting ICS, it looks like Samsung is hoping to provide Samsung users with quality and timely software updates. I’m hoping they remove TouchWiz, as I’ve never really cared for TouchWiz, and with ICS, it’s simply not needed anymore.
But hey, don’t get worried if your device isn’t a part of this list, as these are just the first few devices Samsung has confirmed to be receivin the update, and there will certainly be more to come. As we have said before, if your device doesn’t get an “official” update, you can bet that there will be a custom ROM built for it – either off the code that Google open sources some time in December, or an independently constructed one with ICS features. This will definitely come fresh out of XDA Developer”s Ice Cream Sandwich bakery.
Any thoughts? Excited? Surprised?
Also, if you’re interested in knowing more about Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, check out the following articles!