Samsung reveals its ICS upgrade plans for US carriers
No dates yet but which handsets are getting the upgrade confirmed
Published: 25 April, 2012
Most of the expectant owners of Samsung's handsets and tablets in the US can now be sure whether or not their device is going to be receiving Android 4.0 as the company has released a list of which will be getting the update at three carriers including AT&T, Sprint and Verizon as well as Wi-Fi only devices. T-Mobile customers on the other hand are going to have to wait a bit longer before they find out whether or not their Samsung device has made the grade.
The handsets getting the update and their carriers are as follows;
AT&T - Galaxy SII, Galaxy SII Skyrocket, Galaxy Note, Captivate Glide, Nexus S, Galaxy Tab 8.9
Sprint - Nexus S 4G (already available), Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch
Verizon - Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 7.7
Wi-Fi Only - Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 10.1
T-Mobile is noticeably excluded from having any of its Samsung devices confirmed for the upgrade thought the Galaxy-maker promises it's working with the carrier to deliver ICS updates to eligible devices over the coming months.
The FAQ page where the update details are listed may be worth bookmarking for Samsung fans as it's going to be updated as more information becomes available. Aside from T-Mobile's update plans the most important info missing is exactly when owners can expect to update their phones.
If nothing else the list shows that there isn't a light at the end of the tunnel yet where the ICS rollout is concerned, despite being released in November last year the update has taken its sweet time to reach the handsets of Android fans. It also shouldn't come as much of a surprise for Verizon customers as the carrier already revealed its list of handsets and tablets that are going to get ICS back in March.