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Galaxy Note Ice Cream Sandwich update kicking off today for Canadian phablet owners

July 13, 2012

With Android 4.0.x updates rolling out left and right, we’re not surprised to hear that the Galaxy Note will soon gets its own Ice Cream Sandwich flavor. A new report reveals that Canadian Galaxy Note owners will get their ICS update starting today, but it’s not clear whether all carriers will roll out the Galaxy Note ICS build simultaneously.

Mobile Syrup reports that Rogers Galaxy Note units will be the first ones to receive the OTA update, but it’s not known whether Bell and Telus customers have also been notified that the ICS upgrade is pending.

However, it’s worth mentioning that Samsung Canada officially announced yesterday that the ICS upgrade for the Galaxy Note complete with a “Premium Suite software upgrade” for the phablet will be released on July 13. And the South Korean company didn’t seem to make any differentiation between various Canadian mobile operators carrying the device, although, ultimately it’s up to them to roll out said update:

Samsung Canada today [July 12] announced that the Premium Suite upgrade for GALAXY Note users will be available starting tomorrow [July 13]. It includes extra multimedia features and a range of new S Pen optimized applications in addition to an OS upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

We wouldn’t be surprised though to see the all Galaxy Note units get Android 4.0.4 in the following days considering that a different report is saying that international Galaxy Note units are also being upgraded to ICS.

Since you’re already familiar with the main features of ICS, which will soon be available on the Galaxy Note, let’s take a look at what this complementary Premium Suite software upgrade will have to offer:

  • Shape Match and Formula Match applications – “help correct and digitize geometric shapes and even solve mathematical formulas hand-drawn with S Pen.” Tables and grids are also automatically digitized.
  • Wolfram Alpha search support
  • My Story application– create personalized digital cards for friends and family “using any type of content including notes, video content, photos, text or voice.”

So let’s hear it from Canadian Galaxy Note owners, have you received the ICS update?