The initial roll out for the most awaited Android 4.0 (ICS)Ice Cream Sandwich update has already started. Folks with international version of the Samsung Galaxy S2 have successfully upgraded their phone’s firmware to Android ICS. But what about those who are currently living in the United States? You will be delighted to know that Samsung took some of its precious time to release a detailed list of devices that will be qualified for the said update. So without further ado, you may check this list to determine if your device is eligible for the said upgrade.
For AT&T Users:
Samsung Galaxy S II SGH-i777
Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket SGH-i727
Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-i717
Captivate Glide SGH-i927
Galaxy Tab 8.9 SGH-i957
For Sprint Users:
Nexus S 4G SPH-d720 – ICS Update Now Available
Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-d710
For Verizon Wireless Users:
Galaxy Tab 10.1 SCH-i905
Galaxy Tab 7.7 SCH-i815
For T-Mobile Users – To be determined
For Wi-Fi Only Users:
Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Wi-Fi P6210
Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi P7310
Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi P7510
As we have mentioned above, those with Sprint Nexus S 4G SPH-d720 will be able to upgrade their smartphone to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The update will be delivered to your device via OTA (over the air) firmware update. The said update will contain the following fixes and enhancements: MMS fixes, Camera fixes, Google Wallet / Shopper, Updated User Interface, Home screen folders and favorites tray, Widgets listed under applications drawer, Data usage management, Camera / Camcorder enhancements, Android Beam for NFC-based sharing.
You can also manually check your device for any available software update. To do this, simply tap on the Applications icon then scroll and touch the Settings icon. Go to System Settings > About Phone. Thereafter, tap Software Update to search for any available updates. Just don’t forget to check your phone’s battery before you start the update process. Your phone must be fully charged and you must have a stable connection to be able to download the said update.
The Sprint Nexus S 4G SPH-d720 is a CDMA-based device that you can only avail at Sprint Wireless. It flaunts its 4.0 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 16M colors and 480 x 800 pixels of full screen resolution. But that’s not all. The phone can also take pride of its contoured display with oleophobic coating and curved glass screen, 512MB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiMax, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, NFC, micro USB 2.0, 5 mega pixel camera with auto focus, geo-tagging and LED flash, front facing VGA camera for video chats, 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, HTML Browser with Adobe Flash support and 1500 mAh battery that can last for 6 hours.
Just keep in mind that the above list may be updated by Samsung without prior notice and is intended for those who are in the United States. So if ever you find your device on the list, you will no longer have to wait in vain. That’s because you are already guaranteed to receive the said firmware upgrade.