Those waiting for the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 who expected it to come with the latest OS update are in for a huge disappointment. Rumours are going around that the device will come with Android Ice Cream Sandwich as opposed to 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Motorola DROID RAZR HD & Samsung Galaxy Note 2 coming with ICS?
It is thought that the update to Jelly Bean will be available not long after the release of the device, probably within just months. However we wouldn’t hold our breath for it given Samsung’s track record with rolling out updates. Devices including the Galaxy S3, S2 and the original Note are thought to be getting the update by the end of the year only. This news, if it proves true, will be devastating to those who thought that the Note 2 would come out of the box with Jelly Bean.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 of course follows on from the original device and it will have a larger 5.5 inch display which is said to be of an unbreakable glass technology and ultra-thin flexible AMOLED display. At the moment there is no word on how much the Note 2 will cost.
Another upcoming Android smartphone that is also expected to come with Ice Cream Sandwich despite Jelly Bean already released on the market is the Motorola DROID RAZR HD. As we saw with the ICS rollout to the RAZR MAXX, it took Motorola almost 6 months to upgrade the RAZR line to ICS. So we can expect that the Motorola DROID RAZR HD may be in for a long wait for Jelly Bean too if its comes with ICS as we’ve seen in the leaks so far.
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