Ice Cream Sandwich will see a range of improvements come to the 5.3-inch phone/tablet hybrid in an upgrade which weighs in at nearly 320MB in size. Several recently launched handsets such as HTC’s One Series and Samsung’s own Galaxy S III have used ICS as their operating system of choice but upgrades for existing devices have rolled out slowly and sporadically.
Samsung is yet to confirm the official launch of the upgrade but users in several European countries are reported to have installed it already.
Along with the new software, the Korean manufacturer is including a ‘Premium Suite’ package full of upgraded apps specifically designed for the Galaxy Note’s S-Pen stylus. These include an improved version of S-Note for making onscreen annotations, and a new S-Memo widget for the homescreen.
However, several of Ice Cream Sandwich’s most obvious changes to the Android experience, such as the user interface, have been hidden behind the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
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