Samsung Galaxy S II and Note getting Android 4.0 in “Q1 2012″

Samsung had just put something on the record, in English, about the status of Android 4.0 for a couple of its devices, confirming that the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note will both see an update to Android 4.0 in the first quarter of 2012.

It also confirms what was previously reported by one of its Euro divisions, announcing that the Galaxy R and all of Samsung’s 2011 Tab upgrades are also on the ICS upgrade list. Here’s the thing in full from Samsung’s FB page:

We know you have been waiting and we’re thrilled today to announce that we’ll start serving Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to GALAXY Note and GALAXY S II in the first quarter of 2012.

In addition, other ICS-upgradable GALAXY devices include GALAXY S II LTE, GALAXY R, GALAXY Tab 10.1, GALAXY Tab 8.9, GALAXY Tab 7.7 and GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus.

Separate announcements on details of the OS update will be made soon, so stay with us on our Facebook & Twitter communities for more updates!

So it looks like that’s the final list of devices Samsung considers “upgradeable” to Ice Cream Sandwich – owners of anything else made by Samsung are out of the loop from now on.

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We’ve already seen the Android 4.0 update for the Galaxy S II running, albeit in half-broken form – and with Samsung’s TouchWiz over the top. If Samsung is indeed planning a Galaxy S III for 2012, we hope TouchWiz is optional rather then compulsory. It’s beginning to look startlingly dated in the aftermath of the 4.0 launch.

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  1. Still waiting for 2.3 for the original Tab. They started UK rollout months and months ago and then just stopped. Had kind of made me distrust Samsung’s statements of “device X is getting upgraded in Q1″ etc.

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  2. I fear the worst for the ICS upgrade. Touch Wiz integration is guaranteed because the phone was sold to the customer with Touch Wiz .

    How many upgrades has anyone seen where the UI was transformed to this degree? I can’t think of any that didn’t have a major launch campaign and a run of media explaining what has happened and why to the general public.

    ICS will only get a decent shout on a device built with ICS in mind.

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