It looks like those sporting an AT&T branded Samsung Galaxy Note will soon be getting a taste of a new dessert. Yup, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update has been officially announced. And better yet, the roll-out will begin tomorrow — July 10th. Those with a Galaxy Note in hand will want to be on the lookout for an update notification and once downloaded and installed — you will have Android 4.0.4 ICS along with the Samsung Premium Suite.
The ICS side of the update will bring goodies such as Android Beam (sharing over NFC) and Face Unlock as well as improvements for data usage monitoring and multi-tasking with the Recent Apps menu. In terms of the Premium Suite, this will bring some additional functionality for the “S” branded apps and the S Pen. For example, the S Memo app will bring a new widget which will allow for faster note creation. The S Note app is also getting a tool called Formula Match which means Wolfram Alpha integration. Or simpler, you will be able to handwrite a formula and have it converted to text and then solved. Some of the other Premium Suite goodies include Shape Match, PDF file annotation and more.
Bottom line, Android 4.0.4 is coming real soon for AT&T Galaxy Note users and it looks like a big update with lots of new functionality.