Back in March, Samsung announced that its Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the Galaxy Note was postponed to Q2-2012 but it looks like someone in Seoul has finally pushed the button. Since today, reports are rolling in, at least from Germany and the Netherlands, that Android 4.0 is now on its way to a Galaxy Note near you. As promised by Samsung, the upgrade isn't featuring Ice Cream Sandwich only but also offers a so called "Premium Suite" upgrade by sporting extra multimedia features and a range of new S Pen optimized applications. The Premium Suite offers new features and applications exclusive to Galaxy Note and its innovative S Pen.
This includes S Note, a unique tool that lets you combine your notes or sketches with other digital content, giving you a new way to create your own stories. S Note comes in various ready-to-use templates for a range of tasks including meeting minutes, diary and others. S Note also includes the Shape Match and Formula Match applications that help correct and digitize geometric shapes and even solve numeric formulas hand-drawn with S Pen, increasing your on-the-go efficiency and productivity. You can draw tables and grids which are instantly digitized, saving time and effort. Moreover, by using the S Note's integrated knowledge search engines, users can quickly search, and obtain information.
For a touch of self-expression, the Premium Suite also includes My Story, another S Pen optimized application that allows you to create personalized digital cards for friends or family using any type of content including notes, video content, photos, text or voice.
Last but not least, the upgrade also introduces Android 4.0 innovations such as Face Unlock, Snapshot, Android Beam and others and it wouldn't be a Samsung upgrade if it would come without TouchWiz, which is - for sure - also part of the 310 MB upgrade.
Cheers ~ Arne