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  1. waynezo's Avatar
    It is nice that Gnote II is in the works but how about ICS that was promised for the first one. Just sayin.......
    06-22-2012 03:22 AM
  2. justpastfinish's Avatar
    I hope the note 2 comes to VZW. Just saying....

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
    06-22-2012 05:26 AM
  3. DAS's Avatar
    It is nice that Gnote II is in the works but how about ICS that was promised for the first one. Just sayin.......
    I know people are waiting on the ICS upgrade, but I want to remind everyone of what Samsung says at the end of their ICS upgrade announcement:

    "Get Ready for the new Galaxy Note experience made possible with Premium Suite. Available 2Q 2012. Features, functions, update schedules, download methods & etc. will be subject to changes depending on country or carrier."

    I realize there are different opinions, but what I get out of this statement is that the ICS upgrade will be available (ready if you want it), 2Q 2012 (no later than June 30 2012). However, the features (what it will entail), functions (how it will work), update schedule (when it will be released), download methods & etc (over the air or via a computer), will be subject to changes (at the discretion of), depending on country or carrier (in my case USA & At&t).

    With this opinion in mind I can only imagine it's less likely that Samsung and FCC are holding up the process, and more likely the folks at At&t.
    06-22-2012 09:27 AM
  4. Reggie's Avatar
    I know people are waiting on the ICS upgrade, but I want to remind everyone of what Samsung says at the end of their ICS upgrade announcement:

    "Get Ready for the new Galaxy Note experience made possible with Premium Suite. Available 2Q 2012. Features, functions, update schedules, download methods & etc. will be subject to changes depending on country or carrier."

    I realize there are different opinions, but what I get out of this statement is that the ICS upgrade will be available (ready if you want it), 2Q 2012 (no later than June 30 2012). However, the features (what it will entail), functions (how it will work), update schedule (when it will be released), download methods & etc (over the air or via a computer), will be subject to changes (at the discretion of), depending on country or carrier (in my case USA & At&t).

    With this opinion in mind I can only imagine it's less likely that Samsung and FCC are holding up the process, and more likely the folks at At&t.
    06-23-2012 05:59 AM
  5. Reggie's Avatar
    ATT has always been the choke point for software updates. But on the other hand they have to test the new software to insure that there are no issues
    06-23-2012 06:02 AM
  6. StaplesJohn's Avatar
    First, Q1, then Q2, then rumors of the next Android, Jelly Bean, when Google has not updated their latest and greatest devices with ICS. This is what is called a fragmented market and if Google and the hardware manufacturers, including providers, continue on this path and are unable to see what will happen here, they are truly lost in what the consumer will put up with. My prediction, no matter the greatness of the devices and the operating systems, if updates are untimely and scattered, so too, will be the users.
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    06-23-2012 05:06 PM
  7. DAS's Avatar
    First, Q1, then Q2, then rumors of the next Android, Jelly Bean, when Google has not updated their latest and greatest devices with ICS. This is what is called a fragmented market and if Google and the hardware manufacturers, including providers, continue on this path and are unable to see what will happen here, they are truly lost in what the consumer will put up with. My prediction, no matter the greatness of the devices and the operating systems, if updates are untimely and scattered, so too, will be the users.
    IMO Samsung has done their part. The rest depends on the country and carrier. In the case of the Note, I believe the problem for those waiting for ICS in the states is the carrier (At&t).

    I like the Note just like it is (that's why I bought it), but I guess I can understand why getting an update is important to some.

    Galaxy Note! Phone. Tablet. Planner. Notepad. eReader. The only device I need!
    06-23-2012 05:37 PM
  8. StaplesJohn's Avatar
    I like the Note as well, just the way it is, but when something is promised, I expect it. And I don't care whom someone thinks is to blame, it will be Samsung and Android whom pays, just the way most consumers will see it.
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    06-24-2012 09:35 AM
  9. randall2580's Avatar
    They have already started pushing the ICS update with Premium suite to the International versions of the GNote.

    The i717 has had 2 ICS leaks both of which I have used. The first was wonky resulting in a bunch of forced closes on my GNote. The 2nd has been much better, but it's not perfect I still get a forced close and yesterday using Voice Talk - my phone just restarted x 3 for no reason whatsoever and I am running the 2nd leak at the moment.

    I am sure they are working on it and based on this leak they are close.
    06-24-2012 09:37 AM
  10. pappyfire's Avatar
    The AT&T Galaxy S2 got ICS this past week, might be a good sign that the Note will get it soon.
    06-24-2012 12:17 PM
  11. S-Doo-1965's Avatar
    Taking the rumors of a ICS Note for T-Mobile launching in July as correct, AT&T should roll out ICS about a week before.
    hummingbirdhill likes this.
    06-24-2012 04:50 PM
  12. tmx31415's Avatar
    I gave up on receiving the ICS update for the Note. I will continue to use the GSM Nexus until further notice. I was forced into this device and did not choose it by choice. My old device was dead and this was my option. Big thanks to AT&T for making me wait until March 2013 to unload it.

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    06-24-2012 05:27 PM
  13. GMJeff's Avatar
    Here is my thought on how these problems can all be solved.

    First, Google creates the operating system. They then send documentation to the hardware vendors and the carriers explaining what new features or changes in old features that are to be included.

    The vendors then create their UI interfaces or go with a default Google UI and submit any apps to Google for inclusion in the OS for their devices. Vendors know what hardware they are going to use, so they can include driver software for their particular hardware. If more than one model, this gets accomplished for all models with hardware variances.

    Then the carriers send their apps that they want included in the OS as well as any widgets that are installed with stock setups.

    Google can then test radios and things like interference and battery life as well as app crashes before sending the updates OTA from Google servers.

    I mean you can't honestly tell me that a vendor like Samsung can't add their TouchWiz UI, test for functionality, then send to at&t. At&t then adds their apps and turns off features as needed in the OS, then test for functionality. Next is to release the OS update. Why does there seem to be so many delays.

    It just doesn't seem feasible in my mind.
    06-24-2012 11:29 PM
  14. rahsaanabdul's Avatar
    I too had grown tired of waiting on at&t so I rooted my gnote (extremely easy) last night with a fast, and flawless ics Rom. It's the best thing I've done with my note so far.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Tapatalk 2
    06-25-2012 06:14 AM
  15. mountainbound's Avatar
    I rooted my Gnote last week and installed this ICS Rom [ROM][MOD] ICS IMM76D UCLE2 Base - Stock, Rooted, Deodexed + FJ-Mod 6/14/12 - xda-developers This Rom has a built-in overclock feature and boy does it allow the device to run SUPER FAST at its full potention of 1.512 GHz!! The Rom runs super smooth with the Apex Launcher without any issues. I've never been more satisfied with my Gnote than I am now!!
    06-26-2012 08:02 AM
  16. cheburashka's Avatar
    so... its official - google is introducing jellybean at IO. Would be very funny (not) if ICS will finally come to Note 1 after Note 2 comes out in the fall with JB
    hummingbirdhill likes this.
    06-26-2012 01:50 PM
  17. laollis's Avatar
    Jelly Beans coming and still don't have ICS. Something wrong with this picture.
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    06-26-2012 07:09 PM
  18. Pandawg's Avatar
    so... its official - google is introducing jellybean at IO. Would be very funny (not) if ICS will finally come to Note 1 after Note 2 comes out in the fall with JB
    This is probably going to happen too lol
    06-26-2012 10:18 PM
  19. Minotking's Avatar
    This is probably going to happen too lol
    this is what I'm thinking has anyone heard anything from AT&T about when this update is going to be released. And I would root it but for some reason I can't seem to root it on my macbook pro running OS X Lion 10.7.4
    06-28-2012 08:31 AM
  20. jcprunty's Avatar
    OK so we already know ICS has been seen running at the show in New Orleans by AC not long ago. AT&T is the hold up here and nothing we can do but wait or root. This really blows AT&T needs to get in gear and get ICS out to us asap..I have been waiting patiently like many others but i am tired of waiting for something that has already been seen working in the wild.

    Come on AT&T pull your head out and get this done already!
    06-28-2012 09:28 AM
  21. StaplesJohn's Avatar
    I'm really hoping that someone from Mobile Nations picks this story up to find why this update is such a miserable fail. Any who, here is an article that covers the mess that is:
    AT&T Galaxy Note Ice Cream Sandwich Release Date Still Unknown
    Again, I do not put the blame solely on AT&T, Samsung has to take some of the blame, as does Google; all which stand to lose customers over this.
    06-28-2012 09:43 AM
  22. DAS's Avatar
    I'm really hoping that someone from Mobile Nations picks this story up to find why this update is such a miserable fail. Any who, here is an article that covers the mess that is:
    AT&T Galaxy Note Ice Cream Sandwich Release Date Still Unknown
    Again, I do not put the blame solely on AT&T, Samsung has to take some of the blame, as does Google; all which stand to lose customers over this.
    Actually, I put it all on At&t.

    Google did their part in developing the OS. Samsung did their part in delivering the OS to At&t with their Touchwiz, and Premium Suite overlays. Now, At&t has to do their part and test the OS on their network and push the update to their customers. I have no idea what they are waiting on, but as another poster rightly stated, the ICS upgrade has already been spotted functioning on the At&t Galaxy Note at CTIA in New Orleans.

    Rightly so, the carriers need to test these updates/upgrades on their network to ensure capability; everyone understands and appreciates that. However, IMO, the carriers (this includes all of them) take way too long in their testing phases. In the meantime, those waiting on an upgrade/update blame the OEM or Google, when the bottleneck is usually the carrier's reluctance to push the upgrade/update probably from fear it will hurt future sales.

    Personally, I like the Note just the way it is. If it ever sees ICS I'll be happy, but if not I'm fine with that too. I didn't buy because of ICS, but my opinion has changed a little and I can appreciate the frustration many have with what seems like an unreasonable delay.

    The link of ICS running on the At&t Note at CTIA is below.

    http://www.androidcentral.com/ice-cr...laxy-note-ctia
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    06-28-2012 10:50 AM
  23. MatroxD's Avatar
    Hello, new user on the forum.

    I agree coming from motorola and Verizon. The carriers are sad when it comes to upgrades(and the crazy thing is that with all of their "testing", most if the time from past experiences, they still don't get it right), and I read an article suggesting that Google should, but of course will not step in.

    I actuallydid purchase my note with the thought of the promise of ice cream sandwich in mind. If they advertise it(and it is all over the place) release it to parts of theworld, and show it in public that long ago, it should(mind you, the main word, should) be available. Given, this thing is head and shoulders above the nightmare bionic I just came from, but I actually had a One X for a few days and wanted the larger screen and stylus.

    But that phone is butter, no doubt about that. And I believe that this one could and should be also. The end of the month is two days away, so at that point I will have to make a decision (especially with the notice if the note 2 and alsothe strange thing I learned after purchase, that this thing doesn't have a notification LED) on whether to keep it or go to HTC. But I like the note for what it does well, so I really don't want to switch it out.

    That is just like this jelly bean, gummy bear stuff.. Why should I get excited about it when it is going to be another year before the masses get it, if at all. But only time will tell.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Tapatalk 2
    06-29-2012 12:42 AM
  24. Pandawg's Avatar
    Maybe AT&T will surprise us all and give us Jelly Bean instead of ICS

    (Joke)
    06-29-2012 03:19 AM
  25. MatroxD's Avatar
    You know,I had the same joking idea. I thought about it last night as I was writing that. But, lol, for any of the carriers, that would be too much to ask and probably a year out two too soon on their time table. It'll be marinade as the os before a see jelly belly..:what::thumbup:

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Tapatalk 2
    06-29-2012 06:47 AM
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