Samsung has confirmed it will be rolling out the Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update to its Galaxy Note device, as part of a Premium Suite upgrade that will also offer improved S Pen features and a host of new applications.
While Samsung gave no indication when the Premium Suite will land, the ICS upgrade promises to improve the Note's performance by adding a host of new features to the device, including a reworked UI, face unlock and improved multi-tasking.
As well as ICS, the update also adds Samsung's Video Everywhere software and S Note and My Story tools to the device.
Video Everywhere allows users to watch videos while simultaneously running other applications, while the S Note and My Story tools improves the ability for the device's S Pen stylus to sketch and create custom graphics.
Simon Stanford, UK vice president for telecommunications, said the additional features would help users get more from the product.
"We are delighted to be able to offer our customers the Premium Suite upgrade which we hope will enrich their Galaxy Note experience," he said.
The upgrade will make Samsung's Note one of a select group of products running the newest version of the operating system.
According to recent stats from Android Developers released at the start of March 2012, only 1.6 per cent of all active Android devices are currently using ICS.
To date, Samsung has also confirmed Ice Cream Sandwich for its Galaxy S2 smartphone and its Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets.
Offering a 5.3 inch high-definition Super Amoled display and custom S Pen stylus, the Note is currently available in the UK SIM-free for £465.
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