Samsung has begun the OTA roll-out of Android 4.0 for the Galaxy Note, finally delivering Ice Cream Sandwich to the company’s eager phablet fans. The near-320mb upgrade, spotted first Note owner Devin Balentina, brings with it not only the performance improvements of ICS, but Samsung’s Premium Suite of new apps for the handset.
There’s an upgraded version of S Note, with improved digital note-taking tools, as well as a new S Memo widget for the homescreen. There are more details in Samsung’s overview video, below.
Samsung Premium Suite overview:
Ice Cream Sandwich’s most obvious changes – to the UI – have been masked, however, with the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. That should help preserve some consistency of experience for users, but we can’t help but wish Samsung had pared TouchWiz back somewhat and revealed the cool, crisp Roboto loveliness of native 4.0.
According to SammyHub, German Note owners can also access the new firmware by plugging their handset into the desktop Kies app. Let us know if you’re seeing the OTA notification in the comments!