Samsung Canada just detailed the rollout of the Android 4.0 ICS update on the Galaxy devices. That seems to include both phones and tablets. Samsung says that the rollout begins today for select devices and will be released throughout the quarter, depending on device and carrier.

The list includes Galaxy S II, S II LTE, S II LTE HD, Galaxy S II X, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab 7.0, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1. Android 4.0 will increase the performance and battery life of these models and bring them Face Unlock and Android Beam (for NFC enabled models). I guess that the handsets will have priority, but hopefully sometimes before the summer kicks in we’ll see at least half of these tablets updated. It’s strange to see how long some companies are taking to update their slates.

Just look at Motorola and the Xoom 2, or Samsung and all the Galaxy Tabs. Meanwhile, ASUS updated the Transformer Prime and Eee Pad Transformer months ago, so kudos for that. Acer also updated its Iconia Tab line over the past weeks, so they did well, too.

  • Gurindersingh3333

    good effort by samsung so now no need to buy new tab or phone having 4.o version android

  • kiril

    fantastic. samsung really changed the world of smartphones  unlike apple. cause apple always comes with the same shape same size same os but a little extra s. i am a huge fan of samsung because when you buy a new samsung phone it feels new not the same phone with extra s. good work samsung. 

  • Shadow

    now i can buy a 7.0 plus instead of getting one with ics

  • Shadow

    where can you update it from?do u dl it frm d app store?