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.