What better way to celebrate the upcoming summer months than with an ice cream sandwich? No, not that kind of ice cream sandwich, we're talking about the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update. Officially launched on the Galaxy Nexus in October 2011, the ICS update is now available for many smartphones and tablets.
So, what is the ICS update all about, anyway? The new Android platform provides more intuitive gestures for navigation, optimized type-face for high resolution screens, and improves and simplifies the ability to multitask – one of the highlights of Android.
With the ICS update you will have resizable widgets, new lock screen actions, improved spell check, voice input (dictation using the language of your choice), unified calendar and visual voicemail, optimized features for social connectivity, and enhanced features for the visually impaired.
That sounds great, doesn't it!? Well, hold your horses because the ICS Update will not be "dripping" in for everyone. ICS is simply still not (yet) available for some devices and unfortunately will never be available for others (mostly older devices). To find out if your device is compatible with the new ICS update, you should check with your cell phone provider, many of which have been keeping their blogs updated with a list of devices eligible for the upgrade.
The tables below share all of the official information Drippler has been able to gather for you regarding who's getting the ICS update. Stay tuned as the lists continue to grow, and please comment about any official info we missed!