Oct 28 AT 1:54 PM Edgar Cervantes 34 Comments

Samsung Italy confirms devices to get Ice Cream Sandwich

ICS

With Google’s release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, everyone is wondering when this update will be coming to current devices. Manufacturers are currently seeing which smartphones can get this treatment, and Samsung Italy has just given us a list of confirmed devices to get the ICS update.

The list is not huge, and only the newest phones and tablets will be getting Android’s latest version. Aside from the Galaxy Nexus, and the Nexus S, these are the devices that are confirmed to be getting an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich:

  • Galaxy S II
  • Galaxy Note
  • Galaxy Tab 10.1
  • Galaxy Tab 8.9
  • Galaxy Tab 7.7
  • Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

This may not come as great news to the many of you, but there is always hope. This does not necessarily mean that other devices will not be getting an upgrade, but the chances are definitely smaller. For now, we will have to wait and see if other Samsung devices get added to the list.

Is your device on the list? Will you be purchasing another phone to get this update? Would you rather grab a custom ROM? Give us your opinions, and let’s keep our fingers crossed for Ice Cream Sandwich updates.

Via: Droid-Life

Source: Android HD

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  • triangle

    It feels like this is the european or international list, where the updates are driven by the manufacturer. Contrast this to the US, where the updates are much more in the control of the carrier. I wonder when the Galaxy S II devices on Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile will actually get the ICS upgrade, if they do at all. I imagine it will take a long time.

    • Dr. Samsung, CEO of betrayal & customer genocide

      You cant trust scamsung, you cant trust the mussolinis!

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    I really wish phone manufacturers would start putting more of these lists out already! What’s the worse the list will do? Prompt a user to decide to upgrade now rather than later since they know their device won’t be supported with ICS? I’d rather know now, regardless of the outcome, if my device would get it or not. In other words, the OEMs need to hurry up and decide!

  • Nathan

    This is nice to know

  • AndreaCristiano

    AT&T Galaxy S2 receiving ICS in January, you heard it here first

    • Andy

      I love how I’m getting ranked down for a positive remark, you guys are imbeciles

  • Richard Yarrell

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

  • BiGMERF

    didnt i read in the sourced article that it said qtr 2 of 2012….? ouch !

    • Interpol91

      Yeah I was looking at that too. Hopefully it doesn’t take that long here in the states but Knowing Samsung/Sprint, the wait could be even longer :(

      Crossing my fingers though

  • Richard Yarrell
  • WarDrake

    Probably not enough power to have some of them run it comfortably…
    but i know that as soon as CM9 gets released i’m switching over, and i’m not comming back to stock firmwares or modified stock until they switch to ICS for my phone…

  • rj3005

    Good, all 4 Android device at my,home get updates

  • Sway_212

    Truth be told…Google could learn something from Apple here. Apple tries to push devices to their limits though the specs arent great. Take the iPhone 4S for example…it has only 512mb of RAM yet performs faster and more smoothly than the iPhone 4. I’m not any kind of engineer but that does sound like a sort of technical achievement for them. Android phones have more power,true that,but that power should be stressed to it’s limits!

    • that

      Guess what happened…

      They pushed iOS 4 to iphone 3G it screwred the phone: got slower and buggy

      And they did it again with iOS 5 , they pushed it to 3GS and it also made 3GS slower and buggy

      • Sway_212

        The iPhone 3GS was released almost 2 and a half years ago. Whereas the Samsung Galaxy S was released like an year and half ago. The 3GS did get iOS 5,though buggy,but the SGS might not even get the update.

  • Robb

    How come the blockbuster Galaxy S i9000 is not updated? This is ridiculous! I’m definitely going to get a ROM if they don’t provide official ICS. This device is so up-to date!

  • My Galaxy S

    This is why people should only buy Nexus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com DroidSamurai

      Like, a Nexus One?

      No offense, but I think we’d better get used to the fact that an Android phone’s “official lifespan” is going to be less than 2 years from now on. If Google can’t even update its own phone, we can’t expect other ODM to do any better.

      On the other hand, we should be glad that most carrier contract lasts for 2 years only. So, by the time you contract is up, you can get a discount for a new Android phone again.

      • My Galaxy S

        Nexus One didn’t sell that much of phones…….

        • My Galaxy S

          I mean Nexus One didn’t sell much…I don’t know why I put *phones at the end

      • Mike V.

        The Nexus One isn’t getting Ice Cream Sandwich due to it’s abysmal ROM storage. It just can’t handle it. Google pulled voodoo getting Gingerbread on it, and HTC almost have up attempting to update the Nexus One’s cousin, the Desire. That’s why Nexus One is being left out. With the Nexus S’s built in 16 GB of storage, space shouldn’t be an issue for any future updates on the Nexus S.

  • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com DroidSamurai

    This pretty much confirms my belief that if you don’t buy the top of the line non-Nexus Android phone, you risk not seeing your phone getting an update. Even if you do buy a top of the line phone, you’d better get ready to the reality that the lifespan of your phone will be just a little bit more than a year, which means, don’t expect to see more than 1 OS update — the Galaxy S is not even 1.5 yr old, and it’s now abandoned.

    • WarDrake

      It is not abandoned, this is not a final list, this is an ITALIAN list of CONFIRMED devices, plenty more will be getting the updates.
      the Galaxy S is surely going to.

  • http://www.google.com Marlon

    Do you think that the samsung galaxy ace eill be updated? It already runs gingerbread and google say that all device eith 2.3 its compatible with android ics

  • http://www.google.com Marlon

    Do you think that the samsung galaxy ace will be updated? It already runs gingerbread and google say that all device eith 2.3 its compatible with android ics

  • inviolable

    What? No Behold?

  • david

    Phone of the moment from Android too much too handle have EVO 3 D, buying I phone.

  • RichardYarrellBot

    *BEEP BOOP BEEEEP* THIS IS BAD NEWS *BEEP BOOOOOOP* SPRINT WOULD NEVER DO THIS *BOOOOOOOP* EVO 3D

    • c-los

      Ok seriously im starting to get really tired of this joker. Sprint blows.. period. their network is overcrowded and wasnt all that great to begin with before they started having criket and all those other cheapo carrier’s using their network. there is a reason they are number 3 out of the big four. even with their lame investment in wimax at best you get spoty 3-4 megabit download speed. also im tired of seeing really cool top of the line devices go to lack luster cellular providers like them. its like having a Porsche with cheap old tires and rims. it does not do it justice. so please stop raving about sprint dude.

  • NorvTurner

    Not in the US of A as of yet. Likely never. I get it..

  • http://w4tr.com Sean-Franc

    Hmm, I’d really like to know when the I/O edition GT-10.1 will receive its own ICS update. Remember that when Samsung’s version got the touchwiz update, the tab received a stock version. I hope this means soon

  • rosy

    My first android Nexus from google and i fall in love since knowing android. . .but after 5 month, beep . . . My nexus didn’ t work . Then samsung indonesia wanna refund my money but i didn’ t need that money,i just want my nexus back or get galaxy nexus even i must pay more

  • http://k-selezneva.blogspot.com/ KatSelezneva

    I don’t think I’ll buy a whole new (and expensive!) smartphone just for looking on the ICS as a user. However, Android 4.0. has a lot of new nice features developers can already work with: A dessert for developers: Some Ice Cream Sandwich, please! http://k-selezneva.blogspot.com/2011/10/dessert-for-developers-some-ice-cream.html

  • pritams

    Good for ‘em…

  1. It feels like this is the european or international list, where the updates are driven by the manufacturer. Contrast this to the US, where the updates are much more in the control of the carrier. I wonder when the Galaxy S II devices on Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile will actually get the ICS upgrade, if they do at all. I imagine it will take a long time.

  2. I really wish phone manufacturers would start putting more of these lists out already! What’s the worse the list will do? Prompt a user to decide to upgrade now rather than later since they know their device won’t be supported with ICS? I’d rather know now, regardless of the outcome, if my device would get it or not. In other words, the OEMs need to hurry up and decide!

  3. This is nice to know

  4. AT&T Galaxy S2 receiving ICS in January, you heard it here first

  5. Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

  6. didnt i read in the sourced article that it said qtr 2 of 2012….? ouch !

    • Yeah I was looking at that too. Hopefully it doesn’t take that long here in the states but Knowing Samsung/Sprint, the wait could be even longer :(

      Crossing my fingers though

  7. Probably not enough power to have some of them run it comfortably…
    but i know that as soon as CM9 gets released i’m switching over, and i’m not comming back to stock firmwares or modified stock until they switch to ICS for my phone…

  8. rj3005Guest 3 years ago

    Good, all 4 Android device at my,home get updates

  9. Truth be told…Google could learn something from Apple here. Apple tries to push devices to their limits though the specs arent great. Take the iPhone 4S for example…it has only 512mb of RAM yet performs faster and more smoothly than the iPhone 4. I’m not any kind of engineer but that does sound like a sort of technical achievement for them. Android phones have more power,true that,but that power should be stressed to it’s limits!

    • thatGuest 3 years ago

      Guess what happened…

      They pushed iOS 4 to iphone 3G it screwred the phone: got slower and buggy

      And they did it again with iOS 5 , they pushed it to 3GS and it also made 3GS slower and buggy

      • The iPhone 3GS was released almost 2 and a half years ago. Whereas the Samsung Galaxy S was released like an year and half ago. The 3GS did get iOS 5,though buggy,but the SGS might not even get the update.

  10. RobbGuest 3 years ago

    How come the blockbuster Galaxy S i9000 is not updated? This is ridiculous! I’m definitely going to get a ROM if they don’t provide official ICS. This device is so up-to date!

  11. My Galaxy SGuest 3 years ago

    This is why people should only buy Nexus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Like, a Nexus One?

      No offense, but I think we’d better get used to the fact that an Android phone’s “official lifespan” is going to be less than 2 years from now on. If Google can’t even update its own phone, we can’t expect other ODM to do any better.

      On the other hand, we should be glad that most carrier contract lasts for 2 years only. So, by the time you contract is up, you can get a discount for a new Android phone again.

      • My Galaxy SGuest 3 years ago

        Nexus One didn’t sell that much of phones…….

      • Mike V.Guest 3 years ago

        The Nexus One isn’t getting Ice Cream Sandwich due to it’s abysmal ROM storage. It just can’t handle it. Google pulled voodoo getting Gingerbread on it, and HTC almost have up attempting to update the Nexus One’s cousin, the Desire. That’s why Nexus One is being left out. With the Nexus S’s built in 16 GB of storage, space shouldn’t be an issue for any future updates on the Nexus S.

  12. This pretty much confirms my belief that if you don’t buy the top of the line non-Nexus Android phone, you risk not seeing your phone getting an update. Even if you do buy a top of the line phone, you’d better get ready to the reality that the lifespan of your phone will be just a little bit more than a year, which means, don’t expect to see more than 1 OS update — the Galaxy S is not even 1.5 yr old, and it’s now abandoned.

    • It is not abandoned, this is not a final list, this is an ITALIAN list of CONFIRMED devices, plenty more will be getting the updates.
      the Galaxy S is surely going to.

  13. MarlonGuest 3 years ago

    Do you think that the samsung galaxy ace eill be updated? It already runs gingerbread and google say that all device eith 2.3 its compatible with android ics

  14. MarlonGuest 3 years ago

    Do you think that the samsung galaxy ace will be updated? It already runs gingerbread and google say that all device eith 2.3 its compatible with android ics

  15. davidGuest 3 years ago

    Phone of the moment from Android too much too handle have EVO 3 D, buying I phone.

  16. RichardYarrellBotGuest 3 years ago

    *BEEP BOOP BEEEEP* THIS IS BAD NEWS *BEEP BOOOOOOP* SPRINT WOULD NEVER DO THIS *BOOOOOOOP* EVO 3D

    • c-losGuest 3 years ago

      Ok seriously im starting to get really tired of this joker. Sprint blows.. period. their network is overcrowded and wasnt all that great to begin with before they started having criket and all those other cheapo carrier’s using their network. there is a reason they are number 3 out of the big four. even with their lame investment in wimax at best you get spoty 3-4 megabit download speed. also im tired of seeing really cool top of the line devices go to lack luster cellular providers like them. its like having a Porsche with cheap old tires and rims. it does not do it justice. so please stop raving about sprint dude.

  17. NorvTurnerGuest 3 years ago

    Not in the US of A as of yet. Likely never. I get it..

  18. Hmm, I’d really like to know when the I/O edition GT-10.1 will receive its own ICS update. Remember that when Samsung’s version got the touchwiz update, the tab received a stock version. I hope this means soon

  19. rosyGuest 3 years ago

    My first android Nexus from google and i fall in love since knowing android. . .but after 5 month, beep . . . My nexus didn’ t work . Then samsung indonesia wanna refund my money but i didn’ t need that money,i just want my nexus back or get galaxy nexus even i must pay more

  20. I don’t think I’ll buy a whole new (and expensive!) smartphone just for looking on the ICS as a user. However, Android 4.0. has a lot of new nice features developers can already work with: A dessert for developers: Some Ice Cream Sandwich, please! http://k-selezneva.blogspot.com/2011/10/dessert-for-developers-some-ice-cream.html