At the beginning of May, it appeared as though the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Ice Cream Sandwich release date was fast approaching. However, we’re now in the middle of June and Galaxy Note owners are still wondering where their scoop of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich roll out has been a strange one. Originally, the Galaxy Note’s Android 4.0 upgrade was supposed to roll out in Q1 of this year. That meant either January, February or March. Then, Samsung pushed the update roll out to Q2 meaning April, May or June.
Owners of the international version of the Galaxy Note began receiving the update in early May, right around the same time several AT&T Galaxy Note Ice Cream Sandwich sightings took place.
The first sighting was of a new unreleased Ice Cream Sandwich ROM leaked for the AT&T Galaxy Note, a sign that AT&T and Samsung were working hard to get this update out to customers.
Shortly after that, the update itself was spotted on the Samsung Galaxy Note that Samsung was displaying prominently at CTIA 2012 in New Orleans. That to us seemed to point to a release date in the not-so-distant future.
Well, we’re now nearing the end of June and not only have we not seen any new progress as far as the update is concerned, AT&T and Samsung have remained mum on the subject which has left owners guessing as to when the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note phablet might get its upgrade to Android 4.0.
What makes matters worse is that AT&T originally promised that the update would be coming to owners of the Galaxy Note “soon“.
Galaxy Note owners are anxiously awaiting the update not only because it promises to offer a more feature rich operating system but because it will bring some unique applications to the device for use with the S-Pen, including:
- Meeting Note
- Idea Note
- Wolfram Alpha integration
- Shape Match
- Formula Match
- Exclusive version of Angry Birds
Needless to say, users on AT&T (like our own Kevin Purcell) are growing impatient with the lack of news in regards to the update, especially since the device has been out since 2011. Hopefully AT&T and Samsung update owners soon. We’ll keep our ears wide open.
How are you Galaxy Note owners holding up? Are you becoming impatient or are you still hanging in there?