Lenovo recently announced its plans to release the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 update for its ThinkPad and IdeaPad tablets. The update is expected to arrive by Q2. However the company as not given any specific date for the release. The tablets would showcase better UI and added capabilities with ICS 4.0 that act as key enhancements considering the pre-installed Android Honeycomb 3.1 OS.
Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi and Asus Transformer Prime were among the early implementers to provide Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 to its users.
via PC World
It has been bubbly news since Samsung announced its plans about Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note by early Q1 2012. The company officially announced the release of the update via a wall post on Samsung Norway’s Facebook Page confirming ICS to be out by March end. The update is specific to European regions while developers would benefit to test it beyond country specific limitations. The plan to push the update worldwide is yet to be revealed. Lets hope that it arrives soon!
via Samsung Norway Facebook Page
Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab will not get updated to Android ICS 4.0
Samsung officially announced the list of Galaxy devices that would be officially upgradeable to the Android ICS. A good news for all of us who are using Galaxy Smartphones. The early implementers for the update would include the Samsung Note and Galaxy S II.
The complete list of other devices eligible for the update are:
- GALAXY S II
- GALAXY S II LTE
- GALAXY Note
- GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus
- GALAXY Tab 7.7
- GALAXY Tab 8.9
- GALAXY Tab 10.1
- GALAXY R
Android 4.0 ICS would bring some good features including facial unlock feature that can be easily fooled via your image as well and NFC data transfer capabilities.
Lets wait to get an early update and taste the flavor of Ice Cream Sandwich on our devices ;). We will keep you posted for any updates once they are rolled out.
Earlier during the day LG’s Official Facebook Page posted its initial models that will be eligible to Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 Upgrade. The Optimus 2X, Optimus Black, Optimus 3D and Optimus LTE were among the upper end phones to be a part of upgrade program. The manufacturer also promises to evaluate the compatibility, features and performance of the ICS OS across multiple LG smartphones and plan to upgrade as many of them.
A complete list of models eligible for the upgrade would be available by December this year, although there is no specific time frame revealed by LG as to when the update would be released.