Samsung reveals T-Mobile devices will get ICS updates, dates still unknown

by: AdrianMay 15, 2012
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“We are in close communication with T-Mobile to ensure that eligible devices are upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming months and will provide updates as we have additional details to share.”  That was the only message Samsung had to offer T-Mobile customers last month, when it announced a list of US devices to be upgraded to ICS.

Needless to say, the message was received with reluctance and downright anger by most users, which started to believe that their Samsung gadgets will be completely ignored in the jump to Android’s latest OS version. Fear not, tech enthusiasts, because the list of devices in store for an ICS update has been updated and now includes four T-Mobile gadgets!

The Galaxy S2 (SGH-T989) leads the pack, with the Galaxy S Blaze 4G (SGH-T769), Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (SGH-T869), and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (SGH-t859) completing what could be described as a satisfying but unsurprising list.

The S2 was on every update list and is currently taking it to the next software level with its LTE-only version, the Tab 7.0 Plus and the Tab 10.1 were on the list with their Wi-Fi models and the S Blaze 4G was released just a few months back, so we expected all four to get ICS updates eventually.

There aren’t any unexpected absences from the list either. Four devices are the most important Samsung products from T-Mobile still running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. On the other hand, neither Samsung, nor T-Mobile has announced any exact dates for when we should expect the updates to take place.  It could happen tomorrow or it could happen in three or four months.

You can hit the source link at the end of the article to check out the entire revised list of US Samsung devices to receive ICS “in the near future”.

Is there any device you would have liked to see updated, but that isn’t on the list? If you are a T-mobile user, are you happier with your carrier and Samsung now that you know your updates are coming eventually? Ping us with a comment and let us know.

  • I’ve always been a Sammy fan, but after waiting too long for ICS on my GS2, I’d like to know if other manufacturers have been quicker to implement updates. Anyone have positive feedback other than Samsung?

    • Mark

      Same here. Dropped $529 for my Tmobile Galaxy S2 on day 1, and it took a couple months just for Wifi calling to work as advertised. Then I had hoped this device would go quickly with ICS as it was the flagship of TMobile. Not a huge deal but disappointing for sure. Having learned a bit about the process of updates with these carriers I will most likely stay with an international version next time around. The Galaxy Nexus also looks like the way to go.

  • So disappointed. That’s enough for the couple Samsung+T-mobile.

  • LanceMiller

    I’ve had it with Sammy. I’d buy a Nexus but that was also produced by Sammy so I’m waiting for the next Nexus release & hopefully Googles next offerings will have been made by HTC or Asus.

  • AndroidBrian

    I’m so glad I sold my gs2 for a galaxy Nexus. No more hoping for a update. Not to mention, most likely its last update ever too.

  • Pupluvs317

    I think by the time we get ics everyone will get the jellybean version..