06
Feb
SFR - ICS

Just days after hearing about the leaked release of Android 4.0.4 for the Nexus 4G, French mobile phone company SFR has not only announced (Google Translate) which devices will be getting ICS in the coming months, it has also confirmed the existence of Android 4.0.5.

According to its post, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S will be receiving an OTA update to Android 4.0.5 sometime in March, while the HTC Sensation and Galaxy SII will be updated to Android 4.0. In addition, a number of older Android devices, including the LG Optimus Black, HTC Desire S, Desire HD, Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Pro, and Motorola Defy+ will be updated to various versions of Android 2.3. The SFR post also indicates that updates for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, Ray and Mini Pro are "en préparation", or in the pipeline.

In its handy chart, SFR outlines the devices that will be receiving the ICS update, including when the update will arrive and by what method (OTA or Kies):

SFR - ICS

It will be interesting to see what kind of updates Google has brought to Android 4.0.5.

In the meantime, if you are of the risk taking variety, head over to our earlier post about Android 4.0.4 and download the unofficial build for your device.

[Source: SFR (French), Google Translate]

Abhiroop Basu
Abhiroop Basu is an opinionated tech and digital media blogger. As a doe-eyed twenty-something he started his first blog TechComet to comment on anything tech-related that caught his omniscient eye. Since then he has blogged for Android Police, Make Tech Easier, and This Green Machine. In the real world, Abhiroop Basu is a resident of Singapore and the Editor of The Digit, a subsidiary of The Potato Productions Group.

  • Micah

    Nexus One? That doesn't seem right.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Pinged Abhiroop - Nexus One does not belong here.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com Abhiroop

      Thanks for pointing out the error, it was supposed to be Nexus S. FIXED!

      • Jamaal

        Thanks for the emotional rollercoaster :(

  • Ion

    Why so many updates?
    It should be good to go right after the box, not buggy and with less options.
    Ohh, and where are the nvidia drivers for tegra 2???

    • RaptorOO7

      So you would rather be stuck with the OS version that came with your phone and not receive updates, or would you rather have a Nexus that gets updates on a regular basis as the Android team Enhances the OS?

      I prefer to see consistent improvements based on real world testing and end user demand.

      • Chris O

        Raptor007,

        EXACTLY!!!! Basically nothing in the history of humanity is 'perfect' right off the bat, and getting good steady updates is more a sign of perfection (or the pursuit of, really) than releasing a device or software and never updating it. There are ALWAYS bugs that need to be fixed or features that can be added. Seeing software updates rolling down the pipe is the PERFECT scenario for any device.

  • http://justreboot.wordpress.com Dei

    It is fine out of the box. They can always make improvements. What makes you think its buggy with less options?

    I feel for the ROM crafters, who were just getting into high gear with 4.0.3 who are already being asked daily when they'll integrate the 4.0.4 changes. Gotta move, gotta fly to stay up with the times!

    • skitchbeatz

      the +0.0.1 change probably indicates that there are few changes that will affect ROM development. I'd be more inclined to feel for end users who's OEMs already take FOREVER to push out updates

  • http://www.oakfurnitureland.co.uk Ronnie

    Is this likely to be a similar roadmap Europe-wide (more specifically UK)?

  • Marc

    Android 4.0 for the Sensation and the Galaxy SII? That doesn't seem right. Even the leaked build of ICS for the Sensation is a 4.0.3 build.

    Even if it is a 4.0.3+ build coming out for the Sensation and Galaxy SII, it seems weird that all of the other devices on the list are very specific about which versions they are getting vs the 4.0.x listed for the Sensation and Galaxy SII.

  • StrykerGT

    No roadmap for the Galaxy Note?

  • Moofey

    Oooh... Nexus S mentioned again...

    ...now if only it can be confirmed that by Nexus S, they mean ALL Nexus S models and not just one...

  • FaLCoN

    Great news, at least I know that my Nexus S will receive ICS!

  • Spydie

    I don't believe any of that since it didn't mention the Galaxy note which has been on the ICS list for the Q1 from the beginning.

  • aaron

    notice the sensation is getting sense 3.5/3.6 not the new 4.0 which is consistent with the leaks and while it sense 3.6 is ics based there are very little visual changes and no no features in comparison with sense 4.0

  • http://aol cedric

    what about the htc evo any word on ics for it

  • thomm

    ohemgee FINGERS CROSSED

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