Samsung Galaxy S2, Note getting ICS in 2012, S and Ace won't
Samsung has confirmed two of its flagship products will upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich early next year, but some relatively new phones are missing out.
Samsung has the perfect new year pick-me-up -- it'll push out the Galaxy Note early next year. But users of the and original may get a serious headache to learn their phone will miss out on the upgrade altogether.update for the powerful and
"The platform update for Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note will start in the first quarter 2012, and other Galaxy devices will soon follow," reads an entry on Samsung's official blog. We knew the , but it's useful to have a timeframe to work from. Let's hope it's the beginning of the quarter rather than the end.
We asked Samsung for an explanation as to why certain devices are being upgraded and others not, and we'll update this story when it responds. Also uninvited to the ICS party are the Y. It may be that these older or cheaper phones don't have the grunt to mix it Ice Cream Sandwich-style, or Samsung just doesn't think it's worth the effort.
Ice Cream Sandwich brings, including the ability to unlock the device using facial recognition and resize widgets on screen. Yesterday we reported the is being updated to Ice Cream Sandwich over the next month, but if you don't want to wait you can .
Are you looking forward to Ice Cream Sandwich? Or have you already got it? Is your phone missing out? Let us know your opinions in the comments below, or over on our Facebook page.