Good news for owners of AT&T Samsung Captivate Glide as the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update has already been rolled out and can be downloaded through Samsung KIES as of Friday, September 7th. The roll out is in light to AT&T’s promise to provide update to majority of Android devices under its network.
The official announcement from the carrier came out Thursday through a blog post. The update was pushed on the 6th but users reported there was nothing to download via KIES until the 7th. Captivate Glide ICS update has long been overdue. The device was released in October 2011 running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread but earlier this year, Captivate owners have already been bugging both AT&T and Samsung for ICS.
While the device displayed impeccable stability with Gingerbread, it has the necessary specs to run Ice Cream Sandwich like a charm. Captivate features Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H chipset with 1GHz dual-core Cortex A-9 CPU and a ULP GeForce graphics processor, making it one of phones that have really impressive specs and design when it was released late last year.
Aside from the impressive hardware and QWERTY slide-out keyboard, it also comes with 4-inch Super AMOLED display offering up to 480 x 800 pixels resolution or around 233ppi pixel density. Thus, the ICS update is necessary for this device and since it is a major overhaul, it offers a lot of improvements, enhancements and new features. Here are some of the things you can expect after the update:
Home screens. All items that were added to the home screen will be reset to default but images on lock screen will be preserved.
Application menu. Everything related to applications including menu sorting, home keys and folders will be reset but downloaded apps will be preserved.
Email. Accounts that were added to Samsung Premium or Social Hub will be removed.
Music. Your music playlist will be lost during the update and your settings including sound effects and equalizer will be reset.
AT&T Samsung Captivate Glide will only be made available through Samsung KIES and not over-the-air. So, you’d rather download KIES if you are one of the owners of this device and are under AT&T network.
It is advisable you backup everything important before you take the first step in updating your device to ICS. You would also need to connect your phone to your computer so get your data cable ready. Lastly, depending on your connection, the download may take a little while to finish.