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Android 4.0 ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy Note gets the green light in the UK

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Android 4.0 ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy Note gets the green light in the UK
Needless to say, there has been a lot of praise surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note of late, but everyone is still wondering when they’ll be able to experience Ice Cream Sandwich on the mighty smartphone. Well, as we already know, our German friends have been living it up with the ICS update early last month, but now we’re hearing word that it’s coming to the folks in the UK as well!

From the sound of it all, the software is being made available as an over-the-air update and through the Samsung KIES desktop software. Of course, UK Samsung Galaxy Note owners should be seeing a notification hitting their smartphone, but if not, you can always check it out for yourself through the KIES software. As for the new update itself, it brings forth all of the Premium Suite of apps that have been designed exclusively for the Galaxy Note – such as the new S Note app and a new S Memo widget for the homescreen.

Slow and steady might be the process for now, but for those AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note LTE owners out there, we’re sure they’re starving to experience the new software as well. Nonetheless, it’s only a matter of time before it happens – albeit, let’s hope that it’s not going to be a long wait. Heck, the Galaxy Note is still one relevant device on the market that’s sure to stand tall against all of the new competition out there.

source: Technobuffalo via Mobileburn

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posted on 01 Jun 2012, 11:57 1

1. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

The U.S. has still yet to see the Galaxy S II ICS update. I'm just using a launcher now, lol.
Come on, I want Chrome Beta!!

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 13:23 1

4. Xperia42 (Posts: 60; Member since: 30 May 2012)

Then put a rom on your phone then if you can't wait for pics and download a ics rom

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 06:10

9. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Most ROM's don't support Chrome Beta and I don't want to have to put stock Gingerbread back on my phone for the official update.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 13:32

11. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

And void my $600 phones warranty? Don't f**king think so

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 12:14 2

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

I strongly suspect that once again the carriers are to blame for the slow pace of updates here in the US. Hate to say it, but the manufacturers need to take a cue from Apple and just tell the carriers straight up that they need to be able to push updates out faster, and that they won't put out phones for the carriers unless the carriers agree to help cut down update time and not try to control the phones as much.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 19:39 1

6. imkyle (Posts: 1087; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

I heard that carriers are begging Google to slow down the rate of major updates to their operating system. They said that only 4.9% of devices have ICS.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 12:43

3. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)


posted on 01 Jun 2012, 14:41 1

5. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)

I wonder if they fixed the hard brick bug from the faulty emmc firmware yet? Just don't do a factory reset on ICS.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 01:10

7. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

Honestly, that is HUGE! That emmc brick bug ruined ROM flashing for me. I really hope they smarten up and eliminate that forever.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 05:11

8. yassar1290 (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Updated my galaxy note last night, the whole os is quicker than before and a few of the interface changes make the galaxy note best phone on the market...sgs3 is smaller...the bigger the better

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 13:25

10. abbeylima (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)

just tried the OTA update and nothing there. Open Kies and upgraded the version and Firmware update screen popped up. Can't complete the ICS upgrade for the minute as the system is telling me my battery is too low.

It's here and now in the UK.

BTW i'm on vodafone

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 04:19

12. tjonesesq (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)

Well i manage to do the update yesterday and now since i have switched my note on this morning it just keeps rebooting after the Samsung logo. Hard reset applied and still reboot. Pretty peeved now

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