The wait for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note is over. Samsung and AT&T are now deploying Android 4.0 to all Galaxy Note devices starting today.
In addition to new the features included in Android 4.0, Samsung is including a “Premium Suite” in the software update. These additional applications will allow you to take full advantage of the S Pen by providing the ability to add notes and sketches to digital content already present on your device among other uses. A new and more intuitive user interface will be included in the update, allowing for better multitasking on the device. Check out Aaron’s walkthrough of ICS on the Galaxy Note.
Are you excited to finally receive ICS on the Galaxy Note? Let us know how it’s working on your device once you receive the upgrade.
Full Press Release:
Samsung Galaxy Note with AT&T Receives Powerful New Functionality
With Premium Suite, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Upgrade
Premium Suite enhances productivity and creativity with new S Note
and My Story™ applications and S Memo™ update
July 10, 2012 – DALLAS – As of today, AT&T Galaxy Note™ users have access to Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and exclusive new features with the Premium Suite upgrade from Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) 1. The Premium Suite upgrade includes S Note, a new application that enhances productivity and professionalizes communications; a widget that enables one touch access to all S Memo™ features; and My Story™, an application which uses the S Pen™ to create customized greeting cards and notes.
The S Note extends the S Pen™ capabilities to make everyday tasks and communications simpler and more professional looking.
· New productivity features such as Shape Match, which refines hand-drawn shapes – such as circle, square, lines and arrows; Formula Match, which recognizes and completes complex math formulas; and Knowledge Search, which enables the user to quickly research information from a hand written note via Wolfram Alpha® database.
· To help to professionalize communications, S Note provides templates for seven commonly used documents such as an idea note, travel notes, diary entry, meeting notes and recipes. An idea note not only captures ideas, it can record the creation process and replay it in the order it was developed. Meeting notes captures agenda items and attendees and will link the meeting to a calendar entry.
· S Note also allows users to import and annotate a PDF file and convert dictated or hand- written memos to text with the Continual Voice Input and Handwriting-to-Text features.
The S Memo upgrade includes one-touch access to all S Memo features – including typing, writing, voice dictation, search and adding an image. The user can place the widget on any of the multiple home screens of the Galaxy Note, which makes accessing and using S Memo faster and easier.
My Story, which is available through Google Play™, is an S Pen optimized application that allows users to create personalized digital birthday cards, thank you notes and sympathy notes by combining hand written notes, video content, photos, text and voice.
In addition, the update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich includes NFC and Android Beam capabilities, better multitasking through the Recent Apps menu, the Face Unlock security feature and data usage monitoring.
©2012 Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC. Samsung, Galaxy Note, S Pen, My Story and S Memo are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other company names, product names and marks are the property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks.