If you’re a Samsung Galaxy S2 (S II) owner in the U.S. you could be forgiven for wondering why your device hasn’t yet received the latest Android update to 4.0 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich). News today may frustrate you even more as the 4.0 ICS continues to roll out to other regions and is now hitting Singapore.
At this rate it looks as though the Galaxy S3 may actually be released in the US before branded S2 devices there get the official ICS update. Although a launch date for the Galaxy S3 in the US has not yet been confirmed it could come as early as June according to current speculation. We therefore wonder if the delay in rolling out the ICS update to branded US Galaxy S2 devices could possibly adversely affect sales of the Galaxy S3 stateside as some may feel they’ve drawn the short straw again being the last to get updates.
The official Android 4.0 ICS update began rolling out in the UK and Europe back in March so users there have already had a taste of ICS delights for two months. News that the slow-moving ICS rollout has now arrived for Singapore comes from Cnet. The ICS update there is now available via Kies and also for customers sending their handsets to service centers. Last month we told how owners of unlocked Galaxy S2 handsets in the US were now also receiving the ICS upgrade but of course this only applies to non-branded handsets. At that time though it seemed as though the AT&T ICS arrival was not too far away.
However, the wait still goes on although we also recently told of a leaked T-Mobile USA roadmap with a Galaxy S2 ICS update date of May 14, which of course is today. It will certainly be interesting to see if any news arises about this today and of course we shall bring you any developments as we hear them.
Are you still waiting for the official Android 4.0 ICS update for the Galaxy S2 in the US? Has the long wait frustrated you, especially as you hear about the rollout continuing in other regions? Let us know how you feel about this by sending your comments.
UPDATE: Further news today via Engadget tells how the 4.0 ICS update is now ready for the Galaxy S2 LTE. Although the news comes from Samsung Korea that update should be ready to roll out elsewhere shortly. In other news we’re informed that Samsung is still working on an ICS update for the Galaxy S2 LTE HD.