Samsung ICS Upgrade to Galaxy Line Begins in Early 2012

Samsung is planning to bring the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to its range of Galaxy devices.

The company plans to release the ICS upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Note early next year. However, older Galaxy devices like Galaxy Ace and the original Galaxy S will not receive the much sought after upgrade.

In a blog post, the company mentioned that the other Galaxy devices receiving the update in the first quarter of 2012 include the Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7, and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.

According to the company, the ICS update will first be made available to the Galaxy S II and Note with other devices following soon.

"Ice Cream Sandwich brings an entirely new look and feel to Android. It has a redesigned user interface with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC support and a full Web browsing experience. Ice Cream Sandwich also features a new People App which lets users browse pictures, messages and social network updates from friends, family and co-workers," according to the company.

The company's Galaxy Nexus is the first smartphone in the world to ship with Android Ice Cream Sandwich.