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30 Apr 12 Samsung Canada Offers Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade

Now available in Canada for Select Samsung GALAXY devices

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 30, 2012 /CNW/ – Samsung Electronics Canada is
pleased to announce the availability of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream
Sandwich) software upgrade for Samsung GALAXY devices. The upgrade will
be available today on select devices in Canada and will continue
rolling out to devices and carriers throughout the quarter.

Ice Cream Sandwich brings a fresh look and feel to Android. It has a new
user interface with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Wi-Fi
hotspot, a full Web browsing experience and innovations such as Face
Unlock, which uses the front facing camera for facial recognition to
unlock the smartphone.

“We are passionate about providing the best possible mobile experience
to Canadians and the upgrade to Android 4.0 will offer an improved user
experience for Samsung GALAXY devices,” said Paul Brannen, Vice
President, Mobile Communications at Samsung Canada. “We expect that our
customers will enjoy an enhanced experience with their GALAXY device
through this upgrade and we remain committed, alongside our carrier
partners, to satisfy our customer needs”.

Devices eligible for an ICS upgrade include:

  • GALAXY Note
  • GALAXY Tab 7.0
  • GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus
  • GALAXY Tab 8.9
  • GALAXY Tab 10.1

Recently introduced to the Canadian marketplace, Samsung GALAXY S II X
and Samsung GALAXY S II LTE HD are NFC enabled, which enables consumers
to utilize Android Beam™. Android Beam allows users to quickly share
Web pages, apps and YouTube™ videos with friends by simply tapping two
phones back-to-back. Users can even use fun effects while shooting
video or video chatting with Google Talk™.

The availability and scheduling of the software upgrade and specific
models upgradable to Android 4.0 will vary by market and wireless
carriers’ requirements. For carrier specific details, please visit your
nearest carrier retailer. For more information on Android 4.0 Ice Cream
Sandwich, please visit

Android Beam, Google Talk and YouTube are trademarks of Google Inc.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Canada delivers unrivalled consumer experiences.
Samsung enables Canadians to pursue their passions by offering a broad
range of award-winning digital consumer electronics, IT,
telecommunications and home appliance products. The Canadian arm
upholds Samsung’s global mission to provide consumers with innovative
digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology,
quality, features, performance and value. As a result of its commitment
to innovation and unique design, Samsung has become one of the most
decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked
#17 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands” and was named
as one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011.”

For more information, please visit

You can also Like Samsung on or follow Samsung on twitter @SamsungCanada. For customer service inquiries, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG

SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

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