Samsung GALAXY Note for AT&T will soon receive a 'suite' Ice Cream Sandwich update

Samsung GALAXY Note for AT&T will soon receive a 'suite' Ice Cream Sandwich update
Update: Brace yourself! Samsung has passed along the word that the update will be coming to AT&T Samsung GALAXY Note owners on Tuesday!  It won't be long now.

source: Engadget

Back in March, Samsung announced that in addition to Android 4.0.4, Samsung GALAXY Note owners would also be receiving the Samsung Premium Suite. Those who have had the chance to see a sneak peek of the combined update say that it is coming soon. Of course, the regular Android 4.0 features will be added to the phablet, such as Face Unlock and Android Beam. Like it did with the ICS update to the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Korean manufacturer left the UI mostly the same on the Samsung GALAXY Note, not that anyone will probably complain about the lack of change for changes' sake. In other words, if it 'aint broke, don't fix it.

Shape Match (L) and a reworked Data Usage tool are part of the update
Shape Match (L) and a reworked Data Usage tool are part of the update

Shape Match (L) and a reworked Data Usage tool are part of the update

If you're not enamored with TouchWiz, the update will allow you to install the Nova Launcher which will give Samsung GALAXY Note users the feel of using a stock Android 4.0 device. The update also brings an improved data usage tool that allows you to monitor how much data you're using and you can set it up to send you warnings at specific points, or have certain features turned off when you reach pre-determined levels of data use.

The additional Premium Suite is one of Sammy's Value Paks which comes with the reworked S Memo app and the new S Note app. The former offers a nice home page widget for those times when you need to jot down a phone number, address or just a thought and you can't find pen or paper. Isn't that just the sort of thing that a phablet would be handy for? S Note allows you to turn your handwritten notes into typed words which are then sent to Wolfram Alpha for more information. S Note also allows you to use the new Productivity Tools. Formula Match lets you scribble an equation and get the answer from
Wolfram Alpha. Shape Match turns your lopsided drawn circle into a perfectly round one.

All together, it adds up to some nice new features for Samsung GALAXY Note users, and it should be coming soon.

source: SlashGear

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GALAXY Note
  • Display 5.3" 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(13.50h 3G talk time)

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19 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

word just in you can install launchers on ANYTHING. xD

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol Yes, yes you can.

9. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

LOL. Finally!

8. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Stock ICS on this would be a BLAST!!!

12. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yeah, I've been running cm9 from calprogrammer on xda for a while now and before that flapjaxx cm9 build. Can't go wrong with stock ics. Now that the official release is out, I can't wait for some updated cm9 love. Overclock time plus linaro or dare I say it, when the official code comes out next week, JB porting? So much releasing all at once!

3. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I can only guess their talking about Apex or Nova, because you have to have ICS to install those particular launchers.

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

maybe so but if that's a benefit that they picked out of receiving ICS it must be as poor as the rest of the ICS updates Samsung has been pushing. that's always been a low point with them.

5. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

They said it was coming soon like 8 months ago... all this waiting. Why not skip straight to JB!

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

because ICS was already so close to being done so they might as well push it out for people to have while waiting for JB.

6. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Im still on ADW Launcher EX v1.3.3.1 myself... updates suck imho and cant get the same speed and maximiztion of space as i can with good old ADW Launcher EX v1.3.3.1... Trust me ive tried... oh lordy ive tried... but I have no issues with staying with my launcher or the specific outdated version, my only complaint is any Android above 2.x makes the launcher think its in tablet mode... but thats not all THAT bad... :D

11. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Just downloaded KIES on my PC and the update was already out of the oven cooled off and ready to EAT... and boy oh boy, am I eating this wonderful CAKE (PS: no longer a LIE...)

10. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

It's about time they pushed this out. I think the only reason they even bothered was because Tmo is launching their Note with ICS. This should have been released when the One X came out.

13. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

It's about f**king time!!!

14. prdmshrl

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

The update is already available via KIES. I am downloading the update right now.

15. electrophage

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Yep. Downloaded it with Kies at about 10:15pm. Working well. Now if AT&T will just execute the upgrade for my Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Pantech Element ill be a happy man...at least until the Galaxy Note 2 debuts somewhere!

16. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

no over the air?

18. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

AT&T Store(I know not always reliable) said it will be a few weeks.

17. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

This update took away my tablet feature Netflix, now my netflix look regular like the phone version, I like the tablet interface on my Note, why did I have to lose it......ICS sucks

19. ricky0702

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

S I got the update on the AT&T SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE!! Check How to upgrade your galaxy note on this version

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