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With Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich being almost a requirement now when looking for a new phone Samsung is letting us know what devices they will update with the popular current Android OS. Samsung has been slow with their Android 4.0 updates although they have released a list of devices that will get the update by carrier. The following are confirmed ICS updates to come although not all devices that will get the update may be listed.
AT&T Samsung Android Phones Getting Android 4.0 ICS:
- Galaxy S2 (SGH-i777)
- Galaxy S2 Skyrocket (SGH-i727)
- Galaxy Note (SGH-i717)
- Captivate Glide (SGH-i927)
- Nexus S (SGH-i9020A)
- Galaxy Tab 8.9 (SGH-i957)
Sprint Samsung Android Phones Getting Android 4.0 ICS:
- Galaxy S2
- the Epic 4G Touch (SPH-d710)
Verizon Samsung Android Devices Getting Android 4.0 ICS:
- Galaxy Tab 10.1 (SCH-i905)
- Galaxy Tab 7.7 (SCH-i815)
- Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Wi-Fi (P6210)
- Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi (P7310)
- Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi (P7510)
There has been no mention of T-Mobile updates although Samsung has stated that “We are 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.” We can assume such devices as their version of the Galaxy S2 will be getting the update although thats about all we can say for sure right now.
With all of the new devices that are released so fast we have a hard time keeping up with which ones will get the newest and greatest updates. To date we can assume that every Android device released will get one update to the next Android OS.
Samarth Rasiwasia, an employee of Google and HTC has posted some information to let us know what HTC devices should see the update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich:
Technically all the Android powered devices capable of running of Android Gingerbread will be able to run Android 4.0 ICS but Practically all devices may not give an overall good user experience . So all the manufactures are reviewing ICS on their devices to check the user experience and will release the latest OS according to the results.
HTC’s list of devices that will surely get ICS :
* HTC Sensation (XL,XE,Original)
* HTC EVO 3D
* HTC Incredible S
* HTC Desire HD
* HTC Flyer
* HTC Rhyme
* HTC Desire S
* HTC Salsa
* HTC Desire Z
* Google Nexus One
Just because this was posted doesn’t mean that all of the devices will get the update to Android 4.0 but does mean some will and they all could. Those devices that don’t get the official release of Ice Cream Sandwich will surely get an unofficial port before its all over with.