Samsung updates UK users about Galaxy S2 ICS update
The ongoing saga of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system being released to various handsets continues, as we now have news that Samsung has updated UK users about the Galaxy S2 ICS update.
Almost two weeks ago now the company announced it had started the rollout of the update in certain regions, and revealed that UK owners would begin receiving it on the 19th of this month. Unfortunately most Galaxy S II owners are still waiting to receive the new operating system in the country, and this includes those who own a SIM free version of the smartphone.
Now Samsung has taken to its Facebook page to update users about the availability of the software, and according to an article over at TechRadar the new operating system is still undergoing testing. They revealed that Samsung UK was hard at work to make the update available, and went onto say that no dates can yet be given when it will be released.
The statement continued by saying the “approval process is subject to several variables, but we are working as quickly as we can”, and thanked users for their patience. Carrier Three has already begun pushing out the update to its customers to download, and rival network O2 has said it will be available by the end of this month.
Whether O2 can now stick to this timeframe remains to be seen, and the situation seems a strange one considering Three has already made the upgrade available. Meanwhile Cnet are reporting that the upgrade for SIM free versions of the device may not be available until the end of April.
Customers have been told by Samsung reps about the April availability with one being told by the 24th. The situation is strange as usually on the Android platform unlocked handsets get the update first as they don’t have to go through the various carrier testing process.
Are you annoyed by how long it is taking to get Android ICS out to the Galaxy S II?