Samsung Galaxy Note has become one of the Samsung devices to receive the Android 4.0 update. The smartphone / tablet hybrid device will join the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Samsung Galaxy S2 as among the Samsung devices to receive the latest variant of the Android operating system. The release of the software updates for the Samsung devices also comes prior to the release of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3, which will come with the Android 4.0 OS. This means that the company is aiming to update its latest Galaxy devices with the latest Android OS.
The Android 4.0 update will be available initially for the international model of the Samsung Galaxy Note that has the model number GT-N7000. The South Korean company had earlier indicated that it will release the software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note in a number of areas in Europe before releasing it to other markets in the world.
Users of the international GSM model of the Samsung Galaxy Note will be able to update their devices already although the AT&T (NYSE:T) version is not included since it is reportedly a special LTE model of the device.
An instruction guide was reportedly prepared by some users at the XDA Developers forum along with the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 Premium Suite ROM designed for the Samsung Galaxy Note. However it will be necessary to root the smartphone / tablet hybrid device first. This particular update may be recommended for users who are not apprehensive of rooting their Samsung Galaxy Note units prior to installing the Android 4.0 update.
It remains uncertain when the Android 4.0 update will be made available to the AT&T model of the Samsung Galaxy Note even as the model used by the mobile service provider is similar to the models that are currently in use in the Europe as well as in Asian markets.