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Wondering Which Samsung Devices Will Get The Bump To Ice Cream Sandwich? Here’s The List

When a new Android OS is coming out, the question on everyone’s mind is always, “Will it come to my device?” Samsung owners can now know the fate of their devices with the newest report coming from Samsung Italy. The Korean based manufacturer looks to only update a few existing handsets.

We have the Galaxy SII which has become Samsung’s flagship handset. We know it sports more than enough power to run Ice Cream Sandwich with ease and definitely deserves to receive the update. Samsung’s entire lineup of next generation tablets will also receive the update which makes sense to us, and don’t be surprised if you see ICS running on these tablets before any others.

  • Galaxy SII
  • Galaxy Note
  • Galaxy Tab 10.1
  • Galaxy Tab 8.9
  • Galaxy Tab 7.7
  • Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

It’s clear that Samsung has realized the formula for creating a popular Android device. Powerful hardware, newest and most impressive operating system, and a delightful spot on Google’s good side with the Galaxy Nexus. We’re a little interested on the fate of the DROID Charge – curiously we don’t see it on the list.

Via: AndroidHD

  • JRLittle

    I bought a Charge in July and hate this phone with a passion.  Crappy memory management (and should I say lack thereof) and no update for a relatively new phone.  I got tired of waiting and with no response from either Verizon or Samsung, I finally rooted and flashed to Gingerbread 2.3.6.  The phone is working better, but I will never again consider Samsung when upgrading next time.  The one thing I hate about Android devices is that there is a new release practically every week, and the previous devices are not supported.  Apple has Google beat to hell in this aspect.

    • Dmzman

      Can you provide a link with specific instructions on how to do this?

  • OK, got the “what” will get the update…and I have 2 of the devices listed. Now I just need the “when”. I’m checking in settings daily 🙂

  • Anonymous

    To all Droid-Life Readers –

    What would be really nice to see is a PETITION — perhaps posted here on Droid-Life —  FROM all Verizon Droid or other Verizon Android smartphone owners, addressed TO Verizon, specifically demanding that Verizon and Samsung comply with their promises of timely Operating System updates for their phones. I’m a Droid Charge owner, and very unhappy not even to have Gingerbread nearly one year post-release…and a few days prior to 4.0.

    I find it hard to believe that there are not thousands of other Android smartphone owners on Verizon’s network in a similar situation. A petition signed by thousands of Verizon subscribers would certainly cause them to take notice — if for no other reason that the web presence which would hopefully follow.

    • Dmzman

      This fellow Droid Charge owner agrees with you 1000%!!!  They’ve updated the two 4G LTE phones that came out before AND after ours with Gingerbread, the HTC Thunderbolt and the LG Revolution, so WTF is their problem?  I’m getting tired of having to charge the phone and/or swap batteries from the auxiliary charger 2-4 times a day.  I’m tired of having to turn on Airplane Mode then turn it off just to get the damn thing to lock back onto a data signal when it mysteriously looses connection to the data network.  Try to call both Verizon AND Samsung to find out if and/or when the update will become available, you wind up with both companies pointing fingers at each other and your thumb up your a.s.s.  Considering what we paid for this phone and all the monthly charges that go with it, Verizon and Samsung have no excuse! 

      • Mark Christian

        Data connection issues… Verizon will deny any knowledge of this. I’m upset like the rest, but not necessarily about the lack of GB.  I think it’s shameful that they havent upgraded it, but worse still is the fact that Verizon and Samsung have not addressed the problems this phone has had since day 1.  If the phone would actually WORK, I’d be thrilled, but it’s very clear that Samsung and Verizon do not care about their customers.  I’ve only been fighting with Verizon for 6 months now and their “solution” is to send a refurbished phone.  That may work, if the entire lineup exhibit the same issue.