Samsung delays Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy Note

Samsung has said it will deliver an update for its Galaxy Note hybrid tablet-smartphone device in the second quarter of 2012, missing its originally announced update window.The company said the upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich will begin to rollout to the 5-inch Note device sometime between April and June.

Samsung has said it will deliver an update for its Galaxy Note hybrid tablet-smartphone device in the second quarter of 2012, missing its originally announced update window.

The company said the upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich will begin to rollout to the 5-inch Note device sometime between April and June. Unlike other platform upgrades, such as ICS for the Galaxy S II, the Note's new operating system will be delivered alongside a "Premium Suite" software upgrade, the company said on Thursday.

"The Premium Suite offers new features and applications exclusive to Galaxy Note and its innovative S Pen, which includes S Note, a unique tool that lets you combine your notes or sketches with other digital content, giving you a new way to create your own stories," Samsung said.

The update will also bring a number of other new applications and features that make use of the Note's S Pen stylus. Samsung is also offering Note-specific extra levels for the recently released Angry Birds in Space game "in celebration" of the upgrade.

Samsung had previously said the upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich would arrive in the first quarter of the year. On Monday, Samsung began sending out Android 4.0 for the Samsung Galaxy S II.