Android Phones

Samsung announces Ice Cream Sandwich update schedule, users predictably upset

December 20, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka

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Samsung has announced its plans for updating current models to Android 4.0, code named Ice Cream Sandwich. In the first quarter of 2012, the Korean manufacturer will first update the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note devices. Soon after, it will extend those upgrades to the Galaxy S II LTE, GALAXY R, GALAXY Tab 10.1, GALAXY Tab 8.9, GALAXY Tab 7.7, and GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus.

You’ll notice that the original Samsung Galaxy S is not on that list, which means that millions of people who purchased Samsung’s first good Android phone have reached the end of their update road. Predictably, those users aren’t happy and have taken to Samsung’s Facebook and blog to complain.

“No ICS on Samsung Galaxy S?? Really?!?” wrote Cristian Lázaro. “Bye bye Samsung!”

Similar disappointment was expressed by people from Australia, Germany, and India, many of whom likely remember the long wait to graduate to Froyo and Gingerbread. Seeing a once flagship phone abandoned again doesn’t sit well with many users, especially when they see that custom ROM’s may not always provide the desired update, either.

For users on devices that have been confirmed to receive updates, Samsung promises to provide more details for each market and carrier closer to the release schedule.

[Samsung Tomorrow]