Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich To Become Available For Download For Samsung Galaxy S2 And Galaxy Note In Q1 2012
The Samsung Norway finally announced on their official Facebook page the time frame in which the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note owners will be able to update their devices to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It looks like Google’s latest software update will arrive on the aforementioned terminals by the end of the first quarter of this year, but we estimate that the majority of Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note owners will be able to run the update as of early April.
February is only one day away, thus Samsung has only to months to keep their word and roll out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. Meanwhile Motorola and ASUS already reacted and offered software updates for Xoom and Transformer Prime. On the other hand Nexus S already got the ICS 4.0 update a couple of weeks ago. The Norwegians are bragging that they will be among the first wave of countries to receive the Android 4.0 update on the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note device, thus the rest of us can only hope that Samsung will not let us wait for Ice Cream Sandwich as much as they did with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on certain Galaxy devices.
Samsung Galaxy S II is the flagship of the Samsung’s smartphone line-up. Released in May 2011, Galaxy S II comes with a dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 Exynos chipset, 1GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of internal flash storage, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and microUSB 2.0. The 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash primary camera is capable to record full HD 1020p videos and the device comes pre-loaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Samsung Galaxy Note is a tablet-smartphone hybrid that was introduced in October 2011. Why a hybrid? Because Galaxy Note comes with a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED protected by Gorilla Glass technology which is to big for a smartphone and to small for a tablet. The Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread-powered device sports a dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 Exynos processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory and a 8 MP camera with autofocus, dual LED flash and support for full HD video recording.
In my opinion the top three Samsung terminals that will be running Android ICS smooth and flawless are Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. Each of them are the flagship of their segment and I hope that Samsung won’t change the Ice Cream Sandwich interface too much. As you probably know TouchWiz is a pretty nice UI, it’s not disturbing, nor very useful, especially on the Galaxy tablets. On the other hand TouchWiz proved useful on some specific Galaxy Note apps.