Samsung confirms Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to devices

20 Dec 2011

Samsung has confirmed that Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich will be rolling its way to smartphones, including the Galaxy S II.

Aside from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first existing smartphones from Samsung to receive the update will be the Samsung Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S II.

Tablets that will also get the update include the Galaxy 10.1, the Galaxy Tab 8.9. the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.

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Until now, the Nexus S was running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The move effectively means Samsung has stolen a march on rival HTC, which plans to bring Ice Cream Sandwich to its devices early in 2012.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years

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