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Mar
Samsung-Galaxy-Note

Folks across the pond rocking that huge phone/tiny tablet simply known as the Galaxy Note have been waiting patiently for Samsung to deliver on that Q1 promise for the ICS update. Bad news: doesn't look like that's going to happen. According a new post on Samsung Norway's Facebook page, the Android 4.0 update for the mighty Note has been delayed until sometime in Q2.

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Gotta love Google Translate.

While this news may be a bit disheartening, I wouldn't stress out too much about it just yet - Samsung has been known to say the wrong thing from time to time, after all.

As always, there's no word on the Android 4.0 update for the AT&T version of the Note, but we're sure it's coming. Eventually.

[via Reddit]

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://www.tncnewscentral.com Chris Pagan

    By the way the new Google Plus 1 button looks horrible.

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

      Agreed, but nothing we can do. Already bitched about it last week.

  • B.G

    The updates situation with Android is getting ridiculous.

  • jeff donuts

    i am seriously losing faith in samsung and this is coming from a fanboy. i thought they would do better this year with there flagships but i guess i was wrong. if i dont have ics on my tmo gs2 by Q2 im dropping them and going the unlocked nexus way. it pains me cuz yes that phone is sub par to the gs2 no matter what u ppl think

    • Steve

      To be fair, no other manufacturer is doing any better.

      So yes, it sucks to see some delay, but Samsung is still faster than the rest.

      It looks like they learned their lesson from the past and is trying to take care of their customers.

    • Dustin

      dude my old samsung just got gingerbread in january, them sucking at updates is NOTHING new

  • Eric G

    Just a bit more then 2 full weeks and Q2 is starting. Where are we talking about. If they would say Q3 then you have something to talk about. Just now the first phones are getting their ICS.

  • Oliver

    What happened to the private invite-only Samsung event that was supposed to take place in Amsterdam today? Nothing? No news whatsoever?

    lame...

  • https://plus.google.com/me/posts Joseph Hollak

    I was told by an AT&T call center guy this week (who claimed to be an Android knowledgeable guy) that ICS is coded for phones with a single home button at the bottom.

    ICS isn't coded for Android phones with all four buttons at the bottom, so ICS is being tailored for AT&T type Android phones.

    Any validity to this explanation for a reason why the roll-out is taking so long?

    • Oliver

      As far as I know, ICS AOSP already has both configurations built in, but I could be wrong...?

  • p51d007

    Every time I see anything about ICS I just have to shake my head.
    What does ICS offer, in the way of features, speed, etc that GB doesn't have?
    I have the (international) Note, which I purchased in December. It runs GB FANTASTIC, smooth, etc. I hear ICS will have graphic acceleration, but I don't play games, a lot of videos etc. ICS will bring its own headaches. I'd just sit it out until at least 4.01,02,03, because 4.0 you know will have glitches.

    • Oliver

      ICS App compatibility, GPU acceleration, better widget management, improved battery performance, improved multitasking, superior tablet mode, etc.

      GB is great -- especially with CM7 -- but, ICS is much better at almost everything...