After the Samsung Galaxy S II recently got the official Ice Cream Sandwich update — and the Galaxy Note got a bugfix refresh — it’s time for the 5.3-incher to join the Android 4.0 party with a new platform and a Premium Suite.
Short version: S Pen optimized applications, enhanced multimedia features and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Special features to the S Pen apps have been added but you’re more interested in the Ice Cream Sandwich update by itself, which brings “an entirely new look and feel to Android on Galaxy Note, with a more intuitive user interface that includes a redesigned App menu for easier multi-tasking. The upgrade also introduces innovations such as Face Unlock, Snapshot, Android Beam and others.” Check out the video below.
The bad news? It will be landing in Q2… “The availability and scheduling of the software upgrade will vary by market and wireless carriers’ requirements”. However, Q2 is a little bit more than one week away (but it lasts until the end of June).