AT&T got a really slow start with Android. Their first Android device, the backflip, was more of a backflop. A few months later with the release of the Samsung Captivate, A Galaxy S Phone, AT&T started to make headway with the Android platform.
A couple of years ago you would have never believed that they would be first out of the gate with the update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Now we realize Verizon Wireless was the first to introduce an Ice Cream Sandwich phone, however with the release of the Android 4.0 update to the HTC Vivid on Thursday, AT&T was the first to upgrade an already existing Android phone.
More (and a list of phones getting upgrades) after the break
The best part of this great announcement, especially to AT&T customers without the Vivid, is that there are more phone upgrades on the way. A lot of them.
AT&T didn’t provide a timeline for upgrading however they said the following phones and tablets will get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich:
Motorola Atrix 2
Motorola Atrix 4G
Samsung Captivate Glide
Samsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy S II SkyRocket
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
Samsung has already said they would upgrade the Galaxy Note. We should be looking for that upgrade sometime in Q2. Unfortunately we don’t know what to expect as far as timetable goes for the other Android phones or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.
Even with how hot iOS sales are going for AT&T it’s great that they are going to upgrade so many Android devices.