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Samsung Announces Which Devices Shall Receive Ice Cream Sandwich in the States

Customers on any one of the Big Four carriers here in the US can now know if their Samsung device is going to receive Ice Cream Sandwich. For us Big Red folk, we can only expect to see the two Sammy 10.1″ and 7.7″ tabs receive the ICS update, with no love for the DROID Charge. We know that plenty of people own the 10.1″ and 7.7″ WiFi only Samsung tablets and thankfully, you are also in luck. There are no official dates for when we can expect the updates, but as soon as Samsung announces them, we will let you know.

Catch the full list of devices gearing up for updates below. 

AT&T:

Galaxy S II (SGH-i777)
Galaxy S II Skyrocket (SGH-i727)
Galaxy Note (SGH-i717)
Captivate Glide (SGH-i927)
Galaxy Tab 8.9 (SGH-i957)

Verizon:

Galaxy Tab 10.1 (SCH-i905)
Galaxy Tab 7.7 (SCH-i815)

Sprint:

Nexus S 4G (SPH-d720) ICS Update is Available!
Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch (SPH-d710)

WiFi:

Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Wi-Fi (P6210)
Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi (P7310)
Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi (P7510)

T-Mobile:

We are in close communication with T-Mobile to ensure that eligible devices are upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming months and will provide updates as we have additional details to share.

ViaSamsung

  • dcdttu

    Weird, didn’t T-Mobile used to be the one you could count on for a quick update with minimal bloatware?

  • rsswga

    hell i have had ics on my fascinate for a while..actually runs pretty good..build 31 i believe

  • acrobatsausages

    No AT&T Nexus S??!?

  • Sigh

    No love for the Stratosphere?

    • Lavoisier1794

      The stratosphere, like the charge is considered a Galaxy S phone, and thus will not be upgraded. Kind of ludicrous considering it was released just two months before the GNex.

  • Jason Frasier

    I have ICS on my SGS2 Skyrocket.  I gotta’ admit, it’s pretty sweet.

  • http://peoplewho.tumblr.com wireless G

    They’ve been saying they’d update the Galaxy Tab 10.1 since November. I even heard “first quarter of 2012″ at one point. They’ve released the sequel device with ICS already, but still nothing for the original 10.1. I run a custom rom, but it’s buggy and missing features.

    I’ve had it with Samsung. Between this and my Galaxy Nexus still without 4.04, I’m jumping ship to Asus as soon as the Transformer Pad Infinity comes out.

  • Bradleyfoltyn

    I just switched to Sprint.  Got the Galaxy SII.. love the phone.. the network speed is so SLOW!  Anyone know about this?  Is it me?  Is it my phone?  Any tips?  HELP!!!

    • http://twitter.com/Defenestratus Defenestratus

      Welcome to Sprint.

      Hope you’re happy with your horrible decision.

      • Daniel Simpson

        I almost made that terrible decision.  As much as I hate Verizon’s Customer Support and its policies, you can’t beat their awesome network.

    • Anon

      it’s widely known that sprint has the slowest of the 3G networks (painfully slow).  Sorry, but I don’t think you can do much about it.  Maybe use Wifi and Google Voice when you can. 

    • Rickerbilly

      Verizon 1X is faster than Sprint 3G. Sorry man you are screwed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/objection89 Miguel Angel Portela

      I was contemplating doing the same Verizon is EXPENSIVE. But my brother has Sprint and I played with the Galaxy S II. Man. Sprint is a nightmare. Sorry, man. Unless you can get used to it, Sprint is a very slow network. 

    • kixofmyg0t

      Thats Sprint man. When you’re lucky enough to have signal its slower than Verizon’s 1X. But dont worry, you wont have signal much anyway. 

      I finally got my coworker off Sprint and onto Big red. Hes more than happy with his Droid 4. It actually has signal and doesnt have Thunderbolt class battery life like his old Epic “4G”. 

    • Tyler Cameron

      My friend did a speedtest today.
      0.09mbps down/0.06mbps up.
      That’s slower than 1xRTT…

  • SD_Scott

    I could bitch about how the tabs should have had ICS by now but I’m rooted and running AOKP.  So take that Samsung!

  • Serpico

    These sort of announcements are so depressing to me – ICS has been out (in dev terms) FOREVER. Yet here is another announcement that someday some device somewhere will get ICS. BFD. I’m an Android fan -  have had the DINC, TBolt, Nexus, RAZR, and currently on RAZR MAXX.

    I sick of the announcements – release it already. 

  • Not A Name

    Will the Samsung Galaxy Nexus receive an update to 4.0.4?

    • Jason Purp

       TBA

    • FortitudineVincimus

      Haven’t you heard, Samsung and VZW don’t give a shizz about the GN. They made it, you bought into it, they are off onto something else now. Like, a blue RAZR.

      • Kyu Jin Choi

        I hope you mean only Verizon….

        • FortitudineVincimus

          Mostly VZW yes.. but really, why would Sammy care? The phone is sold, so for them, it’s a done deal. It is on VZW to allow updates to go through or not so it is mostly on VZW and Sammy can just say they are willing to provide, but VZW is lagging. And in the end, no skin off their nose as they also move on to the latest and greatest.

          • http://peoplewho.tumblr.com wireless G

            I agree with this sentiment, especially about Verizon (and Samsung has a terrible history of updating). But I thought the “Nexus” branding by Google was supposed to mean something, namely that we get the latest updates immediately. It would be very disappointing if it turned out Google rolled over and let the Nexus designation become meaningless.

          • kixofmyg0t

            I remember when the Galaxy Nexus was yet to be annouced google said when referring to the device “its Verizon’s phone”. I knew right then it wasnt gonna be a REAL Nexus and get updates straight from google. 

          • Chrisriner84

            Yeah, I remember kixofmygoat saying “wait and see, the Verizon nexus will have a locked bootloader” and I laughed. I didnt think they would actually ruin the nexus name.

            Then came some bloatware….not too much, and we all said, ah what the hell we’ll be rooted anyways.
            And then google said they would no longer support cdma devices, and everyone raised hell, then everyone calmed down…. then they released cdma nexus s 4.0.4 factory .img’s…..but not for the lte nexus.

            Now they are selling the GSM the way they have sold other Nexis (and at a bang in price), the lte’s aren’t getting any updates…its just gotten horrible. Verizon has truly ruined the nexus image

          • kixofmyg0t

            for the record I didnt say that the CDMA Nexus WOULD have a locked bootloader…..but I feared it would. I remember explaining that many times.

          • Daniel Simpson

            I don’t think its a bad as you’re making it out to be.   Google hasn’t dropped support for the Verizon GNex, they’ve just dropped support for it in AOSP.  That’s purely because of licensing costs when it comes to CDMA.  From what I’ve read, 4.0.4 has been about bug fixing the GSM Nexus more than anything because of their signal issues.  I’m sure the Verizon Nexus will get 4.0.5 and Jellybean in the future.

    • http://www.facebook.com/objection89 Miguel Angel Portela

      What improvements come with 4.0.4? 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dieringer-Scott/1020953744 Dieringer Scott

        Battery life, reboot bug, mic cutting off bug, faster rotation time, speaker volume increase. and more

      • Daniel Simpson

        On the GSM Nexus its mostly about the network issues.  That’s why it was released so fast.

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  • http://bcdunkel.tumblr.com bcdunkel

    I feel like I’ve seen this exact same type of update about ICS on Samsung devices for several months now. Still no specifics or approximations on when? “When will then be now? Soon!”

  • Jason Purp

    Of course not even the Droid Charge gets ICS. Pathetic. At least give it TouchWiz 4…

  • Lambo_21

    wow no love for the galaxy players

  • DJyoSNOW

    All I know is I’m not buying a Samsung as my next choice. Last two and my Droid charge are basically an epic fail….

    • http://twitter.com/jellydroid13 Jellydroid13

      except the nexus of course which is handled by google.

      • Jason Purp

         Think again

        • http://twitter.com/jellydroid13 Jellydroid13

          i mean aosp is built for it. dumba*s VZW handles the updates

      • Drummer62

         right, because that is helping it get updated so much faster. Fail :(

    • Michael_NM

      I sincerely hope you know more than that…

    • http://twitter.com/GRZLA Grizzly Atoms

      Samsung is hardly the worst OEM of the bunch. I have had phones from every major OEM and Samsung ranks among my favorite. HTC has great build quality but Sense is bloatsville, Motorola is a joke and LG is an even bigger joke. Instead of blaming the OEM like you are currently doing, research the phone and you won’t regret your purchase in the long run. Always buy Nexus.

      • Jak_341

        Can’t say it any better.

      • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

        It’s ok to blame OEMs. And carriers. Because they are the reason for slow or no updates.

    • http://twitter.com/Wh1t3Rabbit Rafal Los

      I’ve owned several Samsung handsets and now have the AT&T Galaxy SII and WiFi (only) Tab 10.1 and they’re AMAZING devices… they make my iPhone 4s look woefully inadequate … don’t even get me started on the comparison with my wife’s iPad2 …

      I’m curious how good the ICS update will be, and how long it’ll take …or rather how painful the upgrade process will be. If it’s anything like the iPhone 4.x -> 5.x upgrades, heaven help us all…

      • http://fujibayashi.jp/ Gasai Yuno

        ICS update is basically “wait while it installs and reboots; use it”. A couple of my acquaintances own Galaxy SIIs in Europe and I think it’s officially on ICS now?

    • http://www.facebook.com/objection89 Miguel Angel Portela

      Had the Fascinate for a long while. Its a great phone and runs ICS like a dream. Your mistake was getting the Charge. Eek.