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Back in September, we heard that AT&T was rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich for the Samsung Captivate Glide. Well, it turns out, that was delayed. How long, you ask? Until tomorrow, it seems! According to a blog post by AT&T, the upgrade should be available starting November 10th via a download on Samsung's website. There will not be an OTA.

Android 4.0 simplifies common actions and includes a new typeface optimized for high-resolution screens to improve readability.

The many new features include the new browser with improved page loading, tabbed browsing, offline reading and desktop mode.  There are new lock/unlock features such as the ability to unlock directly to the camera, text messaging, phone dialer, or home screen, or you can use Face Unlock which lets you unlock your screen using facial recognition technology.   

You can easily swipe away notifications with the new notifications bar and multitasking is easier with the new Recent Apps Shortcut that lets you switch between apps quickly.  There’s even a setting to help your track your data usage.

Customers can download the update by visiting www.samsung.com/us/attcaptivateglide/update  from a personal computer and following the instructions on the site.

Of course, since we heard this party line before, we'll update you if this date changes again, but hopefully it won't. After all, Captivate Glide owners will be receiving this upgrade over a year after the original Android 4.0 release. Let's make this happen AT&T!

Source: AT&T

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • http://www.facebook.com/Shad0wguy Chris Jutting

    Please let this fix all the issues with the first ICS roll out. Tired of hearing my GF complain about it.

    • CeluGeek

      It only fixes the keyboard backlight and the crashes after using the Phone app - probably the two issues that caused the first update to be pulled away.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Shad0wguy Chris Jutting

        Fixing those two issues took two months, when xda had it fixed within days?

        • CeluGeek

          There's the added bureaucracy of AT&T having to test and approve the update, plus any regulatory testing necessary when the radio firmware changes. I'm not happier about this than you are but it is what it is.

  • CeluGeek

    The update is available tonight. You have to download via Kies, unless you downloaded the September ICS upgrade that was recalled. There is an OTA patch for those who installed the recalled upgrade.

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