“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.