Samsung adds T-Mobile handsets to its ICS upgrade list

Sprint Nexus S 4G gets Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung is adding four T-Mobile smartphones and tablets to the selection of devices that are eligible receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich via an OTA update. Upgrading the Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy S Blaze 4G, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, and Galaxy Tab 10.1 to ICS have all been added to Samsung’s to-do list.

In April, Samsung released the full list of all devices it planned on giving the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment. This included smartphones and tablets on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and WiFi-based devices. There was a conspicuous absence of T-Mobile devices, however. Where the T-Mobile upgrades should have been displayed, a message from Samsung was present that read: “We are in close communication with T-Mobile to ensure that eligible devices are upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming months and will provide updates as we have additional details to share.”

Today is the day Samsung has additional details to share. I’m sure that warms many customers’ hearts, but what’s more important is when they actually receive the update. Almost seven months after Google announced the Android software update, it only represents about five percent of all active Android devices. This is mostly due to manufacturers taking their blessed time pushing out the updates to current and previous generation handsets.

More complaints about Android fragmentation set aside, Samsung finally completing the light of all devices getting upgraded to ICS soon is a step in the right direction. All of them should be equipped with the frozen dairy treat within a few months. Check out Samsung’s page for the full list of qualified devices on all carriers.

[via TmoNews]

  • Anonymous

    You stated “All of them should be equipped with the frozen dairy treat within a few months” as if that’s acceptable. Do you realize that by the time the SGS2 gets its update, and any minor updates to resolve any issues, google will probably be almost ready to release “Jelly Bean” & then we’re right back where we started. Samsung & the cellular providers should be ashamed of themselves & they shouldn’t have spent one minute coding ICS to all the new phones they’re releasing until their “flagship” phones were updated. Thank God Google announced today that they are going to market a complete line of unlocked Nexus phones / tablets.  

  • Mike Bongiovanni

    Who Cares! Samsung can go to Hellz for all I care anymore.  My Galaxy 10.1 tablet wi-fi to ICS….  Sure! Whatever… You said that 6 months ago…  S-c-r-e-w  Y-O-U!!!  This company is the worst ever! The darn update has been ready, approved, tested and set forever! and they have NO REASON WHATSOEVER why they haven’t released it yet…  I posted on Samsung FB and TWITTER and got the following response “Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks for your patience. We will let you know the moment it is released and ready.”

    • Nox2113

      Samsung is not really the one to blame… I’m not saying that they have nothing to do with it. It’s like most companies they don’t just jump on every new software app, OS, of even hardware that comes out… It takes time to try and make sure that the software (in the case) isn’t going to make more problems for their customers. Security, functional, and stability are what I would want for my devices! If it takes some time to make sure it’s going to work as intended on my device, so be it… They are not going to come out and say what issues they have been having with the software for each device. Google wouldn’t like that much and it would just open doors for more problems in the end. I would like to get my hands on the damm software update just as bad, however it’s not looking like it’s going to happen. Tmoblie has changed the date for release again, it’s not just Samsung dicking around. Was set for the 22nd of May, now seeing something about the 27th of May. Things by this time should have been worked out and ready for mass release!….

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