AT&T Galaxy Note Ice Cream Sandwich Update May Arrive Last

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Don’t look now AT&T Galaxy Note owners but it looks like the device may end up being the last Samsung Galaxy Note updated with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Neither Samsung nor AT&T has yet to give out any sort of specific time table for the software to arrive. However, it now appears that we do have a possible release date for one North American version of the Galaxy Note.

A leaked document coming from MobileSyrup indicates that the Rogers Samsung Galaxy Note will be getting a bump up to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on July 21st. A Saturday.

The AT&T Galaxy Note ICS update could arrive last.

Of course, that date is subject to change but a possible date is nicer than having no date at all. Just ask AT&T owners who have been in the dark about an update ever since the phone was released.

Granted, the Galaxy Note is a different beast than most smartphones. First, it utilizes a stylus called the S-Pen which allows users to write directly on the phone’s massive 5.3-inch display. The S-Pen is also compatible with specific applications. Throw in the size of the homescreen and it’s easy to see why it has taken so long.

Read: AT&T Galaxy Note Ice Cream Sandwich Release Date Still Unknown.

Still, as we have pointed out, the international version of the Galaxy Note got its Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade in May.

We also saw the update running on an official AT&T Galaxy Note at CTIA 2012 in Louisiana which seemed to point to an update possibly being close.

At this point though, without any sort of leak or possible release date, we have to assume that the AT&T Galaxy Note might, unfortunately, be the last Galaxy Note updated with ICS.


  1. TrI33eR

    07/03/2012 at 5:07 pm

    hi i been waiting for this ice cream sandwich mostly because of the weird names they come up with, ive had my note for 2 months and i still dont know how to use the s-pen properly.

    but for the first time, i thought id try out keis. well when i connected it it said there waas a new firmware.. so i did the upgrade…

    well i no have 4.0 on there, im with vodafone contract, UK

    dont know if this helps at all..

    • MaxCanada

      07/03/2012 at 11:59 pm

      @ TrI33eR: Thanks for the info. I’ll check out kies and see if Samsung Canada does any worthwhile firmware upgrade on my phone.

    • molan james

      07/30/2012 at 3:17 am

      The ICS update is a bit hefty on the data size, so you unfortunately will not be able to receive the update over the air (OTA). Rather, you will have to fire up Samsung’s proprietary Kies phone-PC interfacing software. If you don’t have it yet, then Update your Samsung AT&T Galaxy Note to Android 4.0 ICS step by step guide.

    • robin thoms

      08/03/2012 at 3:19 am

      I have Ice Cream Sandwhich with a Samsung phone and it connects fine to my Windows 7 64-bit system. Just download from here

  2. Jae

    07/05/2012 at 6:26 am

    I have a feeling that the update is being worked on, but AT&T won’t release it until they have sold enough of the Galaxy S3. The reason why is because if the Note got upgraded to ICS4.0, then some people will be more tempted to go with the larger phone, and it might hurt the sales of the S3. It’s a marketing thing. I like the Note over the S3 simply because of the screen size. Hardware wise, there’s not that big of a difference in the processor and camera to make me go down in size an entire 1/2 inch.

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