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Samsung Galaxy SII and Galaxy Note Will Likely Get Ice Cream Sandwich by End of Q1
Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy SII and the Galaxy Note will be getting Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich by the end of Quarter 1, 2012. Keep in mind, they are referring to the international versions of both devices, and it is likely that the US versions will get their OTA update shortly after that. Still, that means that ICS for these devices is only 2-3 months away, tops.
It's also important to note that each US version of the Galaxy SII is slightly different from carrier to carrier. For example, the AT&T version has the NFC chip so will likely be able to use Google Wallet, but the other versions of that phone on T-Mobile and Sprint do not have the NFC chip, so they will not be able to take advantage of all of the features in ICS, like Google Wallet and Android Beam. It's still exciting news to find out that the tastiness of Google's Ice Cream Sandwich will come to these devices fairly soon.
01-31-2012 11:37 AM