Samsung Releases US Carrier ICS Update List; What’s Missing?
As the past generation of Android smartphones ever-so-slowly starts receiving updates to bring them forward to Ice Cream Sandwich, we’ve heard plenty of promises from both manufacturers and carriers about which devices would end up making the Android 4.0 cut, and which would be left behind. Today we’ve got some updated info on the manufacturer side of things, with Samsung publishing a carrier-by-carrier breakdown of which models would be seeing ICS updates in the States.
Since we’ve already heard commentary about many of these models and their prospects for ICS before, this document isn’t so much a revelation as a convenient way to check on the current fate of these updates specifically when it comes to the major US carriers; we’ve seen updates start landing for international handsets when we’re dealing with phones like the GS2, but this will let you check what’s available in the States. Presumably, Samsung will be updating its page with the latest status updates as we start seeing some of these releases go out.
The only really unusual thing about Samsung’s list is the absence of information on T-Mobile. There was a lot of talk several months ago back when companies were still wavering on the ICS fate for their devices where everyone seemed to be sharing this “we’re still thinking about it” mentality. By this point in time, though, we’d expect everyone involved to have a pretty solid idea of what’s going to happen. The best Samsung has to offer is that its T-Mobile phones that are eligible for ICS will get it when it’s ready; hopefully we’ll hear something more concrete soon.
AT&T: Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy Note, Captivate Glide, Nexus S, Galaxy Tab 8.9
Sprint: Nexus S 4G (Update available), Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch
Verizon: Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 7.7
WiFi-only: Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Wi-Fi, Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi, Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi