Samsung begins rolling out Android 4.0 ICS to Galaxy devices in Canada

The wait for Canadian users to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on some of their Samsung devices is almost over. Today, Samsung announced that many of its Galaxy line of devices for users in Canada would finally start getting upgraded to the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. The list of devices getting Android 4.0 include the Galaxy S II and the LTE, LTE HD, and X variants; the Galaxy Tab 7.0 and 7.0 Plus, 8.9, and 10.1 variants; and of course, the Galaxy Note.

Although the update is starting out today, Samsung doesn’t offer any clues as to which device and carrier will be getting it first. For that information, they encourage you to hit up your carrier. The update process will begin today and will continue throughout the entire quarter. So, if you’re in Canada with one the above-mentioned Galaxy devices, the latest you’ll have until is the end of June. If things go as planned, you should all be rocking Android 4.0 ICS by then.

For more information, check out the press release below.

Samsung Canada Offers Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade

Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
4/30/2012 11:33 AM EDT

Now available in Canada for Select Samsung GALAXY devices

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 30, 2012 /CNW/ – Samsung Electronics Canada is pleased to announce the availability of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) software upgrade for Samsung GALAXY devices. The upgrade will be available today on select devices in Canada and will continue rolling out to devices and carriers throughout the quarter.

Ice Cream Sandwich brings a fresh look and feel to Android. It has a new user interface with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Wi-Fi hotspot, a full Web browsing experience and innovations such as Face Unlock, which uses the front facing camera for facial recognition to unlock the smartphone.

“We are passionate about providing the best possible mobile experience to Canadians and the upgrade to Android 4.0 will offer an improved user experience for Samsung GALAXY devices,” said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Mobile Communications at Samsung Canada. “We expect that our customers will enjoy an enhanced experience with their GALAXY device through this upgrade and we remain committed, alongside our carrier partners, to satisfy our customer needs”.

Devices eligible for an ICS upgrade include:

  • 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

Recently introduced to the Canadian marketplace, Samsung GALAXY S II X and Samsung GALAXY S II LTE HD are NFC enabled, which enables consumers to utilize Android Beam™. Android Beam allows users to quickly share Web pages, apps and YouTube™ videos with friends by simply tapping two phones back-to-back. Users can even use fun effects while shooting video or video chatting with Google Talk™.

The availability and scheduling of the software upgrade and specific models upgradable to Android 4.0 will vary by market and wireless carriers’ requirements. For carrier specific details, please visit your nearest carrier retailer. For more information on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, please visit www.samsung.com.

Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+

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