Supporting Samsung Devices with “Ice Cream Sandwich”

Samsung phone and tablet owners can now see which devices are on the list to receive the latest flavor of Android.

A Samsung support page breaks down the devices due to receive ICS based on carrier.

For AT&T subscribers, the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Captivate Glide, and Nexus S smart phones are listed, as is the Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet. The half-phone/half-tablet Galaxy Note is on the list as well.

Verizon customers who own the Galaxy Tab 10.1 or the Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet are also destined for Ice Cream Sandwich.

The ICS update is already available for Sprint subscribers who own the Nexus S 4G, while those with the Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch are still on the waiting list.

Users of the Wi-Fi-only versions of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 8.9, and Galaxy Tab 10.1 are due for the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system.

But T-Mobile customers are in limbo, with no specific devices listed as of yet. Samsung reports that it’s been in touch with T-Mobile to make sure eligible devices receive Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming months and will provide more details when available.

No time frames were given for any of the updates. But Samsung says it’s 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 company also used the phrase “coming months” to describe the vague status for T-Mobile customers. So it seems fair to say that subscribers of the other carriers should start to see the ICS update around the same time, if not sooner, as Cnet stated.

Android updates have a nasty habit of getting delayed longer than expected. But at least Samsung’s status page provides some glimmer of hope to those of you who own any of the devices listed.


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