Android Phones

Samsung Canada updating some Galaxy devices to Android 4.0 starting today

April 30, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka

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The share of Android devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was pretty low last month, despite being six months into availability. Samsung has gotten around to updating some of its Galaxy line Android phones and tablets in Canada.

Samsung Canada has announced the availability of Ice Cream Sandwich to select devices. I tried to do some browsing around the Samsung.ca website to pinpoint exactly which devices are getting the upgrade now but couldn’t figure it out.

However, Samsung did send over a list of which devices are eligible for the upgrade. There’s no breakdown of which phones will be served first, but it at least confirms the group of devices owners who can know definitively that they’ll be getting updates at some point. Those devices are:

• GALAXY S II
• GALAXY S II LTE
• GALAXY S II LTE HD
• GALAXY S II X
• GALAXY Note
• GALAXY Tab 7.0
• GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus
• GALAXY Tab 8.9
• GALAXY Tab 10.1

Android 4.0 is being rolled out to devices starting today, but the update process is expected to last “throughout the quarter” depending on device and carrier. In other words, one device – hypothetically, let’s say the Galaxy S II – on Rogers may get the update today, while someone else on Bell might get it in a week. Some devices may not see an update prompting them for some time, so the best way to get a definitive answer is to ask your carrier when they expect to update your specific Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet.