Android 4.0 is now rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone in the UK.
It’s a major upgrade from Gingerbread for the 5.3 inch stylus toting device, and one that has been much awaited by owners since its launch late last year.
However, those who purchased their Galaxy Note on a contract with a network will have to wait longer for operators to get Ice Cream Sandwich on board their handset. Only sim-free owners will be getting Android 4.0 imminently.
According to the Inquirer, Samsung issued a statement to say: “Samsung UK can confirm that the [Android 4.0] Ice Cream Sandwich update for Galaxy Note has been released and will be available when approved across the networks.”
In actual fact, the upgrade isn’t just to Ice Cream Sandwich, but Samsung is providing a “Premium Suite” which boasts other features aside from the latest version of Android.
These include a number of new S Pen optimised applications, such as S Note, an app which allows the user to combine notes or sketches with other digital content, and comes with a range of templates built-in.
Furthermore, it features shape and formula matching features, to help digitize and perfect shapes you’ve drawn.
Apparently some exclusive Angry Birds Space content is on offer, too, along with other apps, one of which facilitates e-card creation. So there’s a fair bit for creative types here, as well as the core OS update itself.
Let’s just hope it doesn’t take too long for networks to test and fiddle with the software, before releasing it to users.