Galaxy S II Gets Ice Cream Sandwich Update


Samsung has begun rolling out the Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update for its Galaxy S II handsets in the UK.
The latest version of Google’s Android mobile platform (Android 4.0) is available to owners who picked up an unlocked version of the handset. However, contract users will have to wait a little longer as networks typically require more time to test new software for compatibility and quality assurance.
In a statement on its Facebook page, the South Korean electronics giant said: “Samsung UK can confirm that the rollout of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on Galaxy S II will be available from the week commencing 19th March.”
“However, the availability of software upgrades in the UK will be dependent upon each network’s own software approvals process.”
O2, Orange, Vodafone, Three and T-Mobile all offer the Galaxy S II on monthly price plans, but none have confirmed, unofficially or otherwise, when ICS will arrive on their networks.
In its Facebook post, Samsung said it has delivered an open-source version of its take on ICS to enable people to make their own modifications to the operating system .
It added that an ICS update for its Galaxy Note, S2 LTE and Tab 8.9 and 10.1 tablet devices “will follow soon”.

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