Samsung is rolling out an update to the latest version of Android to the Galaxy Note, ending what’s been a lengthy wait for UK based owners of Sammy’s sleeper hit of a phablet.
The phone-maker told The Inquirer that Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), or Android 4.0 to give it its formal moniker, is available now via Samsung’s Kies download solution, provided you’ve got an unlocked Note handset.
Those of you who bought your phone on a monthly contract face a longer wait - most likely a month or so - while ICS goes through the usual round of network testing.
Samsung stated: “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."
As with other phones already updated to ICS, the upgrade brings with it the much-maligned Face Unlock feature, as well as some UI tweaks and enhanced multitasking.
Of far more interest, though, are the additions that are exclusive to the Note, which take in apps specially created with its S-Pen stylus in mind and some never-before-seen Angry Birds treats.