Samsung to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich update for Galaxy devices starting Q1 2012
Samsung has officially announced that they plan to provide Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy devices from the first quarter of 2012. Samsung GALAXY S II and GALAXY Note would be the first devices to get this update in the first quarter of 2012 and other devices would follow soon.
The list of devices that are upgradable to ICS include, 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.
They would make separate announcements on details of OS updates schedule for each market according to market situation and carriers’ requirements for these upgradable devices.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich brings redesigned user interface with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC support and a full Web browsing experience. It also features a new People App which lets users browse pictures, messages and social network updates from friends, family and co-workers.
Other features include, Face Unlock, which uses facial recognition to unlock the smartphone. Using NFC technology, Android Beam allows users to quickly share Web pages, apps and YouTube videos with friends by simply tapping two phones back-to-back. Users can even use fun effects while shooting video or video chatting with Google Talk.