Samsung Confirms ICS 4.0 for Galaxy S2, Note, R, Tab 10.1, Tab 7.7 and more

The Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS would be officially available to the Samsung Galaxy devices through the Samsung Electronics, starting with the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Note, followed by a few other high-end Samsung Galaxy devices. The availability of ICS would start from the 1st quarter of 2012, and Samsung says the first devices which would receive the ICS update would include GALAXY S II, GALAXY S II LTE, GALAXY Note, GALAXY R, GALAXY Tab 10.1, GALAXY Tab 8.9, GALAXY Tab 7.7, and GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus.

For the models which are going to receive the update, the scheduling is not yet done and the OS update would be made available depending on the market demand and requirements, and even on the requirements by the network carrier. In the current market, the first and only device to have ICS is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which was launched on October 19th, 2011 in Hong Kong. One of the shocker for the Samsung Galaxy users is that one of the most popular smartphones around, the Galaxy S is not in the list of the upgradeable devices, and the entries later to it, i.e. even the Galaxy R are going to get the Android 4.0 update officially.

Ice cream sandwich

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the new version of Android that would take the usage and interface of Android to the next level, making things better with improved multitasking, notifications, better Wi-Fi hotspot options, and one of the best Android web browsers. ICS is also going to have the new People application, where it would help users have something like what it is in the Windows Phone 7 devices. Users can browse pictures, messages, social network updates from the contacts, friends and family members if they are grouped.

We would be updating once we receive any more information about the other Galaxy devices which would be getting the ICS update, after this confirmed list of devices get the OS update available in the next 3 months. Galaxy S II was one of the high-priority devices which always was in the list of the ICS Update list suggested by the developers.

29 Comments
  1. Reply Ramesh June 26, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I want for update for samsung galaxy r GT i9103 plz reply

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      YES YOU CAN APPLY THE UPDATE BUT AS OF NOW THERE IS NO OFFICIAL RELEASE. yOU CAN MAKE USE OF BETA RELEASES

  2. Reply Sreekanth June 22, 2012 at 7:21 am

    When will Galaxy R gets the ICS update???
    Please reply here Asap….
    waiting for your reply…

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 22, 2012 at 11:53 am

      as of n ow there are no details on by when it will be getting the update

  3. Reply abhishek May 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    i am eagerly waiting for the samsung galaxy R to be updated to ics android 4.0.3 icecream sandwich……………because android 4.0 is very good not just good it is excelent.One of my friend brought the new samsung galaxy nexus and its working good i am amazed with the device ….. i firmly believe that if samsung update galaxy r to 4.0 it will be a record of sale……….

  4. Reply Jijilmk April 24, 2012 at 7:18 am

    My phone are galaxy R please update ics

  5. Reply keb March 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    how bout samsung galaxy y? will the upgrade be available for glaxy y? tnx

  6. Reply Sebi February 17, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    The update will be available for download or hardware will change? Ill have to buy a new one?
    (SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 10.1)

  7. Reply Mohit January 28, 2012 at 2:19 am

    When is ICS 4.0 update for S2 coming officially ?

  8. Reply rahul January 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    so i got update for one of the finest phone i had ever used galaxy note my first anroid to sexy! i love samsung!

    • Reply Amit Bhawani January 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      yes, thats good!

    • Reply Gerard February 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      I hate Samsung so much I will NEVER AGAIN buy a product from them. No update for the original Tablet, no update for the Galaxy S.
      My ASUS tablet got all the updates. This morning ICS. Even before the Galaxy S2!!!!
      Samsung does not provide for their costumers.

  9. Reply shahzaib khan December 25, 2011 at 1:48 am

    how can update galaxy s2 GT-I9100 on ics

  10. Reply Vivek December 22, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Waiting for ICS Official for my GS2 … : ) .

  11. Reply dylan December 21, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    galaxy s gt i9000 must get ics officially atleast later in 2012,because it is capable of handling a os like ics 4.0!!

  12. Reply Babu Kanigiri December 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    May i know S II means including GT-I9100G

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      no

      • Reply vineeth December 23, 2011 at 9:07 pm

        gs2 means all gs2,both versions of GT19100.galaxy S is a big loser.

  13. Reply rahul December 21, 2011 at 9:38 am

    i have a rooted s2 using 2.3.6 with the latest update. when samsung releases its official ver., i guess i would have to install the firmware via kies, correct? if that be the case, i can do so on my rooted phone? what is the procedure?

    • Reply Amit Bhawani December 24, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      Rahul you will have to restore first using ODIN to the stock firmware following which you can easily use Kies later on. The restore option will automatically unroot the device.

  14. Reply smeet December 21, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Its bad not to have galaxy s in it….
    the best earning model is treated like this…….

  15. Reply bilal December 20, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    THAT MEANS GT-I9000 WILL NOT GET THE OFFICIAL THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE IF GT-I9000 DON T GET THE ICS 4.0 OFFICIAL UPDATE I PROMISE TO ALL THE ANDROID DEVELOPPERS I WILL NEVER BUY AN ANDROID SMARTPHONE MY QUESTION TO NEAL IS GT-I9000 WILL GET THE OFFICIAL ICS 4.0 UPDATE YES OR NOT????

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 24, 2011 at 12:56 am

      no, it wont get now! they have made an announcement today!

  16. Reply Pankaj December 20, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    very bad news for i9000. where did this info published?

    • Reply Amit Bhawani December 24, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      They announced it on Samsung Global official blog.

  17. Reply Amit Verma December 20, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I am eagerly waiting for the update for my Galaxy S II. Hope I will see the update soon by Samsung.

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