Dec 20th, 2011

Samsung’s not keeping quiet on their plans to upgrade some of their consumers to the latest and greatest version of Android. They’ve already committed to an early roadmap that should see most of their dual-core devices getting the upgrade.

Starting out, the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II are expected to receive their upgrades in Q1 2012. Unbranded versions will likely meet this deadline but it may take longer for carriers who control software updates (a majority of the world’s carriers, including the infamous United States’). Here are the full list of ICS-upgradeable devices, though Samsung hasn’t given a timeframe for the rest of the list:

GALAXY S II, GALAXY S II LTE, GALAXY Note, GALAXY R, GALAXY Tab 10.1, GALAXY Tab 8.9, GALAXY Tab 7.7, and GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus.

It’s unfortunate to see that the initial list excludes their single-core Hummingbird devices. It’s especially odd considering the Nexus S has the same chipset inside and is already getting the update in some parts of the world. Of course, their phones run TouchWiz so there’s no telling what sort of complications that introduces when planning software upgrades.

In any case, Samsung has been quite good about providing quick updates to unlocked phones, though as we’ve seen with the Galaxy S line carriers might hold them back from getting the upgrade out to all devices in a respectable amount of time. [via Samsung Tomorrow]

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