Samsung Galaxy S2 Android ICS 4.0 update March 15
One of the biggest criticisms of the Android platform is its fragmentation and how long it can sometimes take to get new software out to hardware. Many handsets are only just getting Android Gingerbread, while talk of another version has begun with Jelly Bean. Today though we may have some good news for owners of the popular Samsung Galaxy S2, as the Android ICS 4.0 update could be available on March 15th.
Previously there were rumors the update could come on March 1st, but obviously this has come and gone with no sign of it. But it does seem March will be the month the update arrives as GSM Arena are reporting that Samsung has taken to its Facebook page in Israel to update users about the new operating system.
The company posted a statement on the social networking site to reveal that Android ICS will arrive on the 15th, and stated it included thousands of units purchased from Samsung direct and from the cell phone companies in the country. They also mentioned that users had been waiting patiently for the new software to arrive.
Obviously there is no information about other regions, but you would have thought that Europe would also get the update around the same time. The US is another matter though as there are a number of different versions of the Galaxy S II on the various carriers.
There have been a number of versions of the operating system made available recently by unofficial sources. But for users that are not overly confident in installing software this way the release of the official version would have been high on their wish lists.
Hopefully we will soon get news about the update reaching other regions around the world to keep the millions of Galaxy S II owners informed. Have you downloaded an unofficial version of ICS on your Galaxy S II?