Samsung Details Android 4.0 ICS Update for US Carriers
Although all US-based carriers promised they would deploy the Ice Cream Sandwich update for some of the devices in their portfolios, few were able to roll out the Android 4.0 upgrade.
While this is not necessarily their fault, most customers are blaming their carriers for not being able to deliver the latest version of Android, which was launched on the market several months ago.
One of the most important handset makers, Samsung reiterated its desire to update some of the carrier-bounded phones that run older versions of Android.
In this regard, the South Korean company detailed its Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade list for US customers who purchased a carrier-bounded Samsung smartphone.
Samsung claims that it “is in close communication with both Google and our carrier partners to upgrade devices to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as quickly and as smoothly as possible.”
The list of the devices scheduled to receive the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update contains the following models:
– AT&T: Galaxy S II (SGH-i777), Galaxy S II Skyrocket (SGH-i727), Galaxy Note (SGH-i717), Captivate Glide (SGH-i927), Nexus S (SGH-i9020A) and Galaxy Tab 8.9 (SGH-i957).
– Sprint: Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch (SPH-d710).
– Verizon Wireless: Galaxy Tab 10.1 (SCH-i905) and Galaxy Tab 7.7 (SCH-i815).
In addition, Samsung is “in close communication with T-Mobile to ensure that eligible devices are upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming months and will provide updates as we have additional details to share.”
Last but not least, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Wi-Fi (P6210), Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi (P7310) and Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi (P7510) are also eligible for an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade sometime this year.
According to Samsung, the list of devices upgradable to Android 4.0 ICS is subject to change, as updates are confirmed or released.
Samsung Update Android 4.0 ICS