In recent weeks Samsung confirmed that Galaxy S II would receive an upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), but could at that time not confirm a release date. The joy of these news was unfortunately then dampened among some of the Galaxy fans when an update list concerning ICS and the Galaxy line was presented last week, giving indications that Galaxy S and P1000 Galaxy Tab 7.0 would not receive the ICS update at all. A lot of users was understandably infuriated and contacted Samsung to show their displeasure and disappointment. Many of them naturally also tried find out the reason for this decision.
Turns out Samsung actually seem to be listening, and have now promised to look into the matter, and reevaluate if there is a possibility for both Galaxy S and P1000 Galaxy Tab to get the Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich update. They are of course not making any promises that the devices in the end will get the update, but it is nice to know that Samsung is paying attention and is open to feedback from their customers.
ICS upgradable devices in the Galaxy line up is are currently: GALAXY S II, GALAXY S II LTE, GALAXY Note, GALAXY R, GALAXY Tab 10.1, GALAXY Tab 8.9, GALAXY Tab 7.7, and GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus. Samsung will make separate announcements concerning details of the updates schedule for each market, according to market situation and carriers requirements for these devices. Hopefully Galaxy S and P1000 Galaxy Tab will be added to the list in the near future, and an announcement concerning the update scheduled for them as well, but only time will tell. At least things are looking better now, then it did a week ago for the early Galaxy adopters.
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is the latest version of the Android platform for phones, tablets, and more. It builds on the things people love most about Android: easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, re-sizable widgets, and deep interactivity. It also adds powerful new ways of communicating and sharing.