Samsung Italy says that ICS update is coming to the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, and other tablets

Samsung Italy says that ICS update is coming to the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, and other tablets
Obviously, we can drool about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Nexus in our dreams, and even the razor thin construction of the Motorola DROID RAZR, since both of them are the poster childs of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Not surprisingly, there are some people out there who are probably slamming their heads against the wall for picking up a top-notch Android smartphone right now, say like the Samsung Galaxy S II, rather than waiting to pick up those aforementioned devices.

Fortunately, there might be some good news headed their way – well, we’re crossing our fingers that it’s going to be happening everywhere. Specifically, Samsung Italy is reportedly confirming that the Ice Cream Sandwich update is going to come to some of Samsung’s devices next year. From the sound of it all, Android ICS is expected to be delivered to the following devices sometime during the second quarter of 2012:

  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

Needless to say, there are going to be some ecstatic owners out there, but it’s not certain for sure if Android ICS will be coming to all devices in markets outside of Italy. Regardless, it’s one serious undertaking by the Korean based company to follow through with this anticipated roll out, but if they’re able to do it, we’re sure that they’ll be able to concretely reel in some loyalty during the whole process.

source: HDblog.it (translated) via Unwired View

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28 Comments

1. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Please make it come sooner. 1st quarter :)

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

A samsung rep told me it'd be sometime christmas or q1 2012

3. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

That would make my day.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

more than likely it will be Q1 so not to interfere with Galaxy Nexus sales.. since it will FINALLY be available in stores!! :)

4. rojiblanko

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

what about my Samsung Galaxy S Captivate? :(

22. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Samsung did initially say yes, but who knows....a mod will be made for our phone.

5. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

I hope Samsung USA and AT&T can get their acts together.

6. Taco51

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

why wouldn't all recently released phones be updated to ICS? I thought Google had that announcement that any android phone will stay software current for at least 18 months guaranteed?

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Thats going forward, not retro-active on already released phones. Taco? did you get banned? lol. or is this someone just playing with his name?

10. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

Since the stock UI is now heavy like a touch Wiz or a Motoblur, I think It should be easy for phones similarly spec'd to the Nexus to keep up with it in the update department. Just gonna boil down to the carriers and manufacturers still of course.

25. theindianguy

Posts: 90; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

thats Taco51 not regular Taco50 :)

26. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I think that is someone making a mockery of Taco's name. Pretty hilarious actually. LOL

9. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

End of Quarter 1 would be 5 months from now which would be spectacular. If it's "sometime in the 2nd quarter then we can anticipate a up to a long ass 8 month wait for ICS... OR you could pick up a fully equipped Galaxy S III before then :-(

11. android_hitman unregistered

PimpStrong has a very good point! i agree with you! sadly but true

15. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I, very unfortunately, doubt we'll see a Galaxy S III by that time though. :-(

16. threeline

Posts: 299; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Expect your GSII update to ICS approx. 12 months from now maybe, then they'll halt the ICS roll out for another couple of months due to problems, after that Ole Sammy will ignore the SGII and pump the SGIII with ICS down your throats! Don't go for it! I did twice with the Epic and Moment!

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

nahhh really? i thought there was no hope for the most powerful smartphone. xD

13. chuckyoo

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I think I will just hang on to my vibrant till next year.

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

do it if you can. patience is the key to winning this game.

14. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS THE BEAST WANTS NEEDS SOME ICE CREAM

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

anyone else notice that when you put your discussions in Chronological order it stays that way where ever you go? i'm still trying to decide if i like that or not.

19. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

But, will they add Touchwiz on top? I'm not sure I want to see that love child.

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i...guess not? o: hm. it would be something else if it got a stock ICS upgrade. there would be so much joy in the world. they might do what i think Motorola is doing with Honeycomb and slightly customize it with their own icons and such but leaving the stock feel intact or they may do like they did with the Tab 10.1 and skin it in an update later on.

21. pkingduck

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Should I get AT&T galaxy s 2 or galaxy nexus? And will nexus ever be available to AT&T customers on contract?

23. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

With AT&T, get the Galaxy 2, and you will get ice cream, someday....

24. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'd say wait a little while longer.

27. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

If your in need of a phone now I would go with the GS2 just as I did. :) For one it has a better processor then the Nexus and it also has a better cam then the Nexus. Also another reason is that there is not any guarantees that the Nexus will be coming to AT&T and like networkdood mentioned it is just a matter of time before we get the upgrade to ICS.

28. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'd say to wait for an LTE device. that's obviously what AT&T plans to push further along in the future so that makes AT&T's HSPA+ like the dead man walking now not to mention it's the worst "4G" you can get. you never know. AT&T might just get a version of the Droid Razr in the near future being that Motorola released a phone like the Atrix 2 for AT&T's budget market so i'm sure they'll want a high-end device in their line-up as well and there's still a good possibility that the Nexus will be made available to AT&T with LTE connectivity as well.

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