Samsung Galaxy Tabs and Note Getting Android 4.0 Upgrade Soon
Samsung could finally be rolling out an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update soon. Among the tablets for which this update will be available are the Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1. The smartphone Galaxy S II, however, will be the first to receive the update.
Users from Korea, Sweden, Hungary, and Poland will be the first ones to get the update while the rest will follow.
The Ice Cream Sandwich update will give users many new features including a new UI, home screen folders, favorites tray, resizeable widgets, quick responses for calls, swipe to dismiss functionality, better spellcheck, improved text and voice input, new Gallery app, Live effects for videos, and improved e-mail, among others.
Meanwhile, older devices, like the original Galaxy S and the original Galaxy Tab will not be upgraded from Gingerbread. However, they will still be getting new features from Ice Cream Sandwich such as such as face unlock, the capability to take screenshots, and a new photo editor. Samsung had made no mention regarding updates on the the Tab 7.7 LTE or the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.
Users of older devices, however, may still have a chance to join the Ice Cream Sandwich bandwagon via Android ICS ROMs like CyanogenMod.