When Samsung released information about the status of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the handsets in its lineup late last year, the Korean smartphone and tablet manufacturer confirmed that its current flagship handset, the Samsung Galaxy S II, and its massive phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note, will be one of the first Samsung handsets to get upgraded to the latest version of the Google mobile operating system.
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While the Samsung Galaxy S II has already gotten a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich a couple of weeks back, the Samsung Galaxy Note is still stuck in the Gingerbread generation. Supposedly slated to receive the update to ICS in the first quarter of this year, Samsung confirmed that the update for the phablet has been pushed back to Q2 due to unspecified reasons. Samsung was kind enough to include the Premium Suite of apps bundled with the ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy Note once it gets released to make it worth the wait.
In the case of the version of the Samsung Galaxy Note in Canadian territories released by Bell Canada, the Canadian phablet is also seeing delays of its own in getting the latest version of the Android operating system. An internal Bell document got leaked and surfaced last month and confirmed that the ICS update for the phablet will happen sometime in April though no exact or specific date has been mentioned. This time around, another internal document from the Canadian wireless provider has surfaced yet again and brings bad news to subscribers of Bell Canada who purchased the Samsung Galaxy Note in the hopes that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the phablet will get delivered by the end of April.
Sad to say, it looks like the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Bell Canada Samsung Galaxy Note has been delayed and pushed to May according to the leaked internal Bell Canada document. Similar to the previous leaked document, this recent document specified that estimated release month for the Samsung Galaxy Note is May 2012 which means that this isn’t set in stone yet and could still be changed. No reasons were given in the internal document regarding the delay of the update but hopefully, Samsung and Bell Canada decided to delay the release so the Premium Suite of Apps can be integrated in the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Bell Canada version of the phablet, pretty much like what is expected in the international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note.
If this should be the case, this only means that users of the Samsung Galaxy Note on Bell Canada are bound to experience more waiting thumb-twiddling while waiting for the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Bell Samsung Galaxy Note gets released next month. Hopefully, users of the phablet won’t have to wait too long for the update to make itself known. Hopefully. Buy the Samsung Galaxy Note starting at $249.