As we predicted, Samsung will be one of the first Android manufacturers to start giving Ice Cream Sandwich to its users. Not a huge surprise, to be honest, considering that it is the chosen maker of the current ICS flagship, the Galaxy Nexus.
Updates have already started to pipe through for the other Nexus poster-boy, the Nexus S. And now Samsung is giving us a timetable of when other users can feel the love too.
Again, it's not a great surprise to hear that it's Samsung's Galaxy favourites that will come first. Both the Galaxy S2 (including the LTE version) and the Galaxy Note have been confirmed for an update, and are expected to get it just after Christmas and in the first quarter of 2012 respectively.
The Galaxy R won't be left off the list either, so don't feel left out if you're from that part of the Galaxy, while Samsung also says it'll be dishing up some ICS goodness to its Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9, Tab 7.7 and Tab 7.0 range of tablets. It has yet to confirm exactly when, however, saying only that the updates will be landing slightly later and will be dependent on carriers etc.
That doesn't mean Android Ice Cream Sandwich won't work on other Galaxy models at all. Custom ROMs have already proved that it may well - but being unofficial there's no guarantee as to reliability or full functionality.