Samsung announced today which of its models released in the U.S. will receive an Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) upgrade in the coming months. This is good news for AT&T and Sprint users, but the situation is less rosey for Verizon and T-Mobile subscribers.
The company officially announced upgrades for a selection of AT&T phones: the Galaxy S II, the Galaxy S II Skyrocket, the Galaxy Note, the Captivate Glide, and the Nexus S. AT&T will also introduce the HTC One X with the latest version of this operating system soon.
Sprint has already introduced an OS upgrade for the Nexus S 4G, and this will be joined by the Epic 4G Touch at some point. This joins the Galaxy Nexus, which sports ICS.
Samsung did not specifically mention any Verizon phones that will be getting an Android 4.0 upgrade, strongly implying that models like the Samsung Stratosphere and Droid Charge have already reached the end of the line. Still, it should be noted that this carrier already offers the Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich.
In addition, not a single T-Mobile device was described as definitely getting an upgrade, but Samsung did say “We are in close communication with T-Mobile to ensure that eligible devices are upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming months and will provide updates as we have additional details to share.” Leaving open the fate of devices like this carrier’s version of the Galaxy S II. In the meantime, it is prepping the HTC One S with the new operating system version.
Specific release dates have yet to be announced by Samsung, but owners of the listed devices will be notified as soon as it is made available.