Monday, 14 May 2012
Samsung starts rolling out Android 4.0 ICS update for Galaxy Note
Samsung has finally begun rolling out the long-awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Galaxy Note smartphone. The ICS update is being released Over-the-Air for the Samsung Galaxy Note users. So fare there is no official confirmation from Samsung; therefore, the roll-out schedule is sketchy.
The latest ICS update, officially dubbed as the “Premium Suite”, brings a host of new features for the Galaxy Note users such as TouchWiz user interface. The near-320MB upgrade also includes new S Note apps including an advanced note taking feature. The update brings My Story feature that lets you make digital cards for your friends. The new Video Everywhere feature allows users play a video in part of the screen, while rest of the screen can be used for other purposes. S Memo has also been upgraded allowing users to record their ideas direct from the homescreen. Check out the video below to find out what the “premium suite” brings for the Note users.
The upgrade was first spotted by Netherlands-based Note owner Devin Balentina, who has also posted image of the Android 4.0 update for Galaxy Note on Twitter.
The ICS update for the Galaxy Note was officially announced by Samsung for the first quarter of 2012, however, the release was then pushed to the second quarter. The Galaxy Note is Samsung's phone cum tablet, popularly known as phablet. The device features an HD Super AMOLED 5.3 inch display, 8MP primary camera, 2MP front-facing camera and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.