Samsung Galaxy S II, Note, And Galaxy Tab Lineup Getting Android 4.0 Ice Sandwich Next Year
The owners of LG Optimus 2X thought they made a great deal by buying a cheap dual core smartphone, but it seems that after-all it wasn’t such a good deal, as the South Korea-based company announced they will not introduce the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for Optimus 2X.
On the other hand, we have good news for the Samsung Galaxy S II owners: Samsung Italy confirmed that Google’s new OS update, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, will arrive on their smartphones, soon.
Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, Samsung Galaxy 7.7 and Samsung Galaxy 7.0 Plus are among the models that will get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. Samsung Italy also announced that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update fore the above mentioned device will be launched sometime in 2012, without unveiling the exact time frame the new firmware will arrive.
The news come after we’ve seen Ice Cream Sandwich ported on a HTC Thunderbolt, Sony Ericsson also showed their interest in bringing Android 4.0 on their 2011 Xperia models, and Motorola wants to offer Android Ice Cream Sandwich on their models in less than a month. But what about the LG handsets? They will not receive the firmware update?
Just as we expected, the Google’s brand new Ice Cream will also arrive on Samsung Galaxy S II. Samsung Italy officially confirmed the new update, but unfortunately, we believe that none of the Samsung Galaxy S II owners will receive the new firmware via KIES sometime in Q2 of 2012.
In other words, if you are one of the Samsung Galaxy S2 owners, you will still have to wait until you get to taste the new Google desert. Regarding the sales success Galaxy S II still enjoys, I personally believe that it would have been better for Samsung to roll out the official Ice Cream Sandwich update sooner.
It seems that the owners of Nexus One, LG Optimus 2X and Galaxy S are not so lucky: Google announced they will not launch the Android 4.0 update for their developers phone and LG said that their high-end smartphone will not be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich. There’s no word about Samsung Galaxy S receiving the firmware update, even so, some devs have ported Android 4.0 ICS on Galaxy S and is now available for download.
We’ll see how soon the Samsung Galaxy S and Note owners will be able to enjoy the new Ice Cream Sandiwch. Anyway, stay tuned as we will bring you the latest news about Android-powered devices and about everything notable that happens in the tech world.