The last few weeks for owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II in the UK has been confusing with regards to the latest version of the Android operating system reaching the handset. Today we have some more news for you as the O2 Android 4.0 update is now live for the Samsung Galaxy S2, which is causing a lot of discussions amongst owners of the device.
Only yesterday we told you that Samsung had taken to its Facebook page to reveal that the update was still undergoing testing, and couldn’t give a specific date of when it would be available. Now according to an article over at SlashGear carrier O2 has announced the availability of the Ice Cream Sandwich update for its customers owning the Galaxy S2.
When Samsung first released the software earlier this month it warned at the time that specific carrier versions may take longer to be released. Normally when new versions of the Android operating system are released its unlocked handsets that receive the software first; this is because the OS has to go through the testing process for each individual carrier before being released.
Surprisingly though now O2 has joined rival carrier Three by releasing the update, owners of SIM free versions of the Galaxy S2 are still waiting for it to arrive. Users on the O2 network will have to update the handset via Samsung’s KIES application connected to a PC instead of an over the air update.
Users will still see the Samsung TouchWiz Android overlay with the update, but there will be some owners that have already installed one of the various third-party versions of the operating system that comes without this. Have you managed to get Android ICS on to your Samsung Galaxy S2? If so what do you think of it?