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Tons of Samsung devices getting ICS, unless you are on T-Mobile

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Apr 2012 21:45 User comments (7)

Tons of Samsung devices getting ICS, unless you are on T-Mobile Samsung has listed all their devices which will be updating to Android 4.0 ICS in the coming weeks.
Notably, however, is the fact that those with T-Mobile as their carrier will not be getting the stated update until the future.

T-Mobile devices that will not be getting the update are the Exhibit II 4G, Galaxy S Blaze 4G, and the Galaxy S II.

Says the company of its talks with the carrier: "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."

The full list (via slash):

Verizon:
Galaxy Tab 10.1
Galaxy Tab 7.7

AT&T:
Galaxy S II
Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Galaxy Note
Captivate Glide
Galaxy Tab 8.9

Others:
Nexus S 4G
Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch

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7 user comments

124.4.2012 22:06

Of course the Samsung Droid charge (Verizon) is neglected.

225.4.2012 5:13

Yeah, why is the Charge left out?

325.4.2012 10:20
colmets1234
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How can the Samsung GS2 for ATT getting the update and not the T-Mobile version? That makes no sense.

425.4.2012 11:39

Originally posted by colmets1234:
How can the Samsung GS2 for ATT getting the update and not the T-Mobile version? That makes no sense.
AT&T uses the exynos processor while T mobiles uses the inferior Qualcomm chip.

"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

525.4.2012 12:44

Originally posted by plutonash:
Originally posted by colmets1234:
How can the Samsung GS2 for ATT getting the update and not the T-Mobile version? That makes no sense.
AT&T uses the exynos processor while T mobiles uses the inferior Qualcomm chip.
Did not know this...........what crap!!!

I would like to know why it's inferior though. I mean, Qualcomm is the innovator from back in the day. One would think they have stayed current. No???

625.4.2012 12:52

Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by plutonash:
Originally posted by colmets1234:
How can the Samsung GS2 for ATT getting the update and not the T-Mobile version? That makes no sense.
AT&T uses the exynos processor while T mobiles uses the inferior Qualcomm chip.
Did not know this...........what crap!!!

I would like to know why it's inferior though. I mean, Qualcomm is the innovator from back in the day. One would think they have stayed current. No???
Let me rephrase that...There not inferior in every way, there chips are just slower. There SOCs right now are the only ones that support LTE. Thats why the american version uses the Krait while everyone else gets Tegra 3. The krait is still really fast though.

The exynos was just the fastest chip for 2011 in multiple benchmarks.

So Qualcomm is still up there, but for whatever reason the exynos chip didnt like TMOBs HSPA+ network.

"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

725.4.2012 20:12

Just root, was tired of too many people having control over what version of android OS they wanted to let me have, or the amount bloatware is on my device, screw em all, just root.

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