Samsung finalizes Ice Cream Sandwich update list for 2012

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Earlier this week we gave you the good news that Samsung had confirmed that Sprint devices such as the Epic 4G Touch and the Nexus S 4G would be receiving an update to the latest version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

Now though, we’re pleased to report that Samsung has now given handset owners a much clearer indication on what the year holds with regards to whether your device is in line to receive an upgrade to ICS or not. The good news, is that it looks like a lot of you are going to be happy as the list of devices to be updated is a lengthy one.

Aside from the Epic 4G Touch and the Nexus S 4G as mentioned above, Samsung has now provided some information for Verizon and AT&T customers who are seeking a status update for their device. Starting with AT&T, Samsung has committed to updating the Galaxy Note, Captivate Glide, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the Galaxy S II.

Some of you on Verizon however may be disappointed to find out that Samsung are only planning to upgrade the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 7.7, meaning that devices such as the Stratosphere and the Droid Charge will not be getting any further support it seems – in an official capacity anyway.

Unfortunately, Samsung has provided no handsets on T-Mobile that are due for an upgrade. Whether this means that they are simply not getting an update remains to be seen, but they have said that they are in communication with the carrier at the moment and will be providing future details on this soon.

What are your thoughts on the list? We’re very surprised that the Samsung Stratosphere isn’t deemed worthy enough to be getting an upgrade, considering it only launched at the end of October last year. Is this a firm kick in the teeth from Samsung in your opinion? Unsurprisingly, there’s no solid date for any of the updates, but you should be just thankful that a list has been released given Samsung’s reputation on software updates.

Check the official list here.

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  • Latwood

    I THINK IT REALLY STINKS THAT SAMSUNG WILL NOT UPGRADE THEIR DROID CHARGE…I’VE ONLY HAD IT SINCE LAST FALL…SHAME ON THEM. I WILL REALLY THINK HARD ABOUT UPGRADING WITH ANOTHER SAMSUNG PRODUCT DOWN THE ROAD. THEY SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THEIR CUSTOMERS NOW AND NOT MAKE DECISIONS THAT ARE DRIVEN ON FORCING US TO SPEND MORE MONEY ON A NEWER PHONE.

  • Jay

    I’ve owned the Charge since last summer and spent good money thinking this was a top tier phone.  It my mind that meant the updates would readily be available due to its strenghts over other available phones.  Apparently Samsun doesn’t see it that way so I will just look the other way when it comes to their product line in the future.  What a waste!

  • Jamin

    When I purchased my Samsung Charge last August, the contract price (via Amazon) had dropped to $100 and was obviously no longer a top tier phone (anyone who paid more didn’t do their homework).  I’ve already replaced/updated all the stock apps/launcher and it works just fine for me as is.  Most folks want an OS upgrade without specifying what they really need in that upgrade vs what they could get just by updating the apps.  Often upgrades break existing functions. Don’t fix what’s not broken. And I don’t root but that would be another option plus a custom ROM if I really want the latest Android bits.  In another year or so I’ll get something like the G3 or Nexus X when it’s priced near zero and which will have an updated OS.  IOW NBD…

  • http://www.weexo.com/ Weexo

    I wait for it already a long time;((((( Shame

  • Anonyous

    I have a stratosphere, and I’m disappointed that I won’t get an update to ICS. That said, I did buy the phone for only a penny through Amazon Wireless with a renewal of my Verizon contract, so this could be a case of getting what I paid for. I guess I’ll try to root it and install some kind of ICS rom, if there is one.

  • Moonrise7

    I used to support Samsung. Love their products. Being a Stratosphere owner this will mame me think twice next purchase of anything where Samsung is a contender. Sad. Thing isn’t that old and ver capable. Maybe I’ll start supporting Apple now.