The AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Ice Cream Sandwich release date should come soon.
No, I don’t have any insider information that claims that the software will indeed be hitting AT&T Galaxy Note models any time in the near future, but I am of the opinion that it should.
My reasons are quite simple.
One, the Samsung Galaxy Note has been out since February. Other devices, like the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX, which was also unveiled at CES 2012 and released a month later, are poised to get the update. A four month wait for a major Android update is not out of the ordinary, but the Galaxy Note is an important device in AT&T’s arsenal and one would think that it would have put a great importance on getting it updated to Ice Cream Sandwich.
Two, as I’ve stated before, it’s clear that the Galaxy Note’s Android 4.0 update is in the works. As it should be. Samsung has already rolled out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to international versions of the Galaxy Note, it’s just AT&T that is lagging behind.
Those roll outs took place in May, which was right around the same time that a couple of 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, Then, the software showed up on an AT&T Galaxy Note at CTIA. Why on earth would AT&T load up the software with the new update if it wasn’t at least close to finished?
Bizarre to say the least.
Both of those lead into my third and final point which is really the main reason why I think the software will roll out soon.
T-Mobile is, very clearly, gearing up to both announce and release the Samsung Galaxy Note. Right now, it’s rumored to be coming out in just a couple of weeks on July 11th. While that might not be the exact date, it’s obvious that a launch is getting closer.
That wouldn’t be a big deal if the device wasn’t confirmed to have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board, the same update that AT&T owners have been waiting for for over four months.
It would be pretty ridiculous to see another Galaxy Note, virtually identical to AT&T’s, roll out with the new software. Not only would it be a black eye for AT&T, it would be an utter disappointment for AT&T Galaxy Note users who bought the device back in February expecting an upgrade to roll out within a reasonable amount of time.
I don’t think any of them thought that they’d see another Galaxy Note variant outpace their device.
I have a feeling that AT&T realizes how stupid this would be and hopefully, it’s working overtime to get its Galaxy Note updated to Android 4.0. If I had to guess, I would say that the update will roll out in the early part of next month.
And if I had to guess again, I’d say that AT&T Galaxy Note owners out there will be peeved if an Android 4.0 toting T-Mobile Galaxy Note rolls out before their device gets ICS. I don’t even think the premium suite that will be coming would be able to soothe over things at that point.
Sound about right, AT&T Galaxy Note owners?