According to Samsung's official announcement on their SamsungTomorrow blog, the following devices will be receiving official updates to the Ice Cream Sandwich platform:
- GALAXY S II
- GALAXY S II LTE
- GALAXY Note
- GALAXY R
- GALAXY Tab 10.1
- GALAXY Tab 8.9
- GALAXY Tab 7.7
- GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus
In May of 2011, several manufacturers publicly signed on to the Google Update Alliance at the Google I/O conference. Members of the Update Alliance - Samsung included - pledged to provide updates to the most current Android OS for 18 months after a device was released. If you look at the above list, you may notice some devices missing. Fairly recent devices such as the Samsung Droid Charge, a Verizon Wireless LTE flagship phone released in late Spring, were left off despite having specifications very close to or even equal to the Nexus S.
When PC Magazine asked about the situation, Samsung had the following to say:
PC Magazine's questions about several of Samsung's phones were ignored, as was their question about Samsung honoring its Google I/O pledge.
In an industry driven by the bottom line and the next big thing, sites such as RootzWiki exist to make sure that you get your investment out of your phone when providers and manufacturers decide not to honor their promises to their customers on a timely basis if at all. Samsung phones as far back as the Fascinate currently have in-progress builds of Ice Cream Sandwich available through the mod community and more are on the way. We encourage Samsung owners to visit our Samsung forums and check out your specific phone's development section to see if your phone is going to benefit from the hard work of our developer community.
Failure to honor commitments tarnish the industry and erode customer confidence. It is our hope that Samsung will prove itself honorable and honor its Google Update Alliance pledge.