UK Galaxy S2 users kept waiting for Android ICS
Manufacturers of Android smartphones are continuing the sometimes slow process of updating their handsets to the latest version of the operating system, and almost two weeks ago we told you that the Android 4.0 update was beginning to be pushed out to the Samsung Galaxy S2, but it seems UK users are being kept waiting for the update.
When the news first broke it was claimed the software upgrade would hit the UK on the 19th of March, but unfortunately this would have been for owners of SIM free models. Carriers in the country have been slow releasing updates for their handsets, and according to Cnet Orange users will have to wait until April to receive it.
Orange confirmed the April time frame but didn’t provide a specific date for the upgrade to arrive, so users of the carrier could be getting it in less than two weeks or it could be over a month. Some owners with SIM free Galaxy S IIs have begun receiving Android ICS, but others are still waiting as Samsung is pushing the software out in stages.
The Three network has already begun rolling out Android 4.0 to users but some are still waiting to receive it, while rival carrier O2 has said they will begin the process at the end of this month so many users will still be waiting until April.
T-Mobile and Vodafone have also not provided a date for the upgrade to hit their customer’s handsets, although T-Mobile said they will make it available as close to Samsung releasing it as possible. This is a common practice with the Android platform as manufactures release the software carriers then take a while longer to release a version for their branded handsets.
Meanwhile there is still no news when the various different versions of the handset in the US will be getting the Android ICS upgrade either.
Has your Samsung Galaxy S II received Android ICS yet?