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Samsung Galaxy S II Android Ice Cream Sandwich update to start rolling out March 1

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Samsung Galaxy S II Android Ice Cream Sandwich update to start rolling out March 1
One Eldar Murtazin, who, as biased towards Nokia's issues as he can sometimes be, we can also credit with a lot of good scoops about Samsung's plans, has revealed some info about the ICS upgrade of the Galaxy S II and other Samsung phones.

He claims that Android Ice Cream Sandwich is arriving to Samsung's finest from March 1, which is just in the Q1 timeframe Samsung gave before. The Galaxy Note monster is to follow, and the rest shouldn't be far behind.

Samsung Galaxy S II Android Ice Cream Sandwich update to start rolling out March 1
The update is allegedly both OTA and via the Samsung Kies sync software, and the ICS rollout arrival to your device will depend on the geographical region or carrier, as usual. There have been a few ROM leaks before, but we can't wait to see the official synergies between TouchWiz and Android 4.0, and it shouldn't be long before we are treated with just that. 

source: EldarMurtazin (Twitter)

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posted on 10 Feb 2012, 08:16

1. mercorp (Posts: 974; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


When you the update for the galaxy r arrive then?

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 08:31

2. henrickrw (Posts: 407; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I just hothey maintain the nexus transitions & elminate touchwiz 4.0

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 08:44

3. thnkthru3 (Posts: 73; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


Let the games begin! :-)

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 09:09 4

4. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Oh boy...Touchwiz with ICS, this will probably suck...and I'm using an SII...

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 09:14

5. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


Can you explain why? I'm in the process of buying a new phone and I'm not sure of what's the best choice.

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 10:15 4

8. jove39 (Posts: 1318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well...TW destroys ICS experience completely...way everything is organized in ICS is much better...TW will make you feel like you are still on froyo/ginger...over all samsung's leaked firmware has bigger memory(ram) footprint averaging around 300mb...but stock ICS with only required apps running in background stays around 200mb.

I have stock ICS on my vibrant (its port from nexus s)...and i tried leaked ICS firmware on my att SGS2...samsung's buid really sucks compared to stock.

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 10:33

9. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


So, correct me if I'm wrong, the coming update on the SGSII will have a stock ICS or will be mixed to TW? Thanks.

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 11:28

12. imkyle (Posts: 1017; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I will include TW 4.0

posted on 11 Feb 2012, 01:42 1

17. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Well, if you don't mind installing a custom ROM in future, then get the SGS2, it's still by far the best Android phone in terms of hardware when compared to the Razr or Galaxy Nexus. The only thing it's lacking now is NFC but I'm sure the NFC SD cards will go on sale once NFC takes off...

Right now, I'll test out ICS on my phone, if it doesn't suit me then I'm probably gonna install Cyanogenmod 9...

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 10:06

23. molanjames (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


Hi @cellphonator If you are going to buy used phone then ebay and swappa are best . But i would suggest before buying any phone dont forget to check its current market value @movaluate.com, so that no bady can deceive you.

posted on 11 Feb 2012, 01:52

19. the_s2 (Posts: 210; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Not that bad.... TW has some awesome functionalities.... well, if you like the stock launcher, Just root it and flash it with CM Trebuchet launcher!!

posted on 11 Feb 2012, 09:14 1

20. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yeah, I love some of their functions like the "slide to call" in the phone and the brightness slider in the status bar (from CM7), but the stock TW interface is just horrible, cos it looks like iOS

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 09:44 1

6. abdane (Posts: 477; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


ughhhh, " depends on country " mine is last for sure :S

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 10:09

7. jove39 (Posts: 1318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Hmmm...I tried leaked firmware XXLPB...on my att version...radio doesn't transfer any sound...also...I don't like TouchWiz anymore. So will wait for a CM9 or MIUI port. Believe me TW on ICS is like salt in Ice Cream...lol

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 10:38

10. Netolic (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Can i downgrade my skyrocket to froyo?

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 15:30 2

13. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Why would you want to do that?

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 11:05

11. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Honestly, I just need a good quality leak and will let the awesome CM devs take care of the rest. Leak a Galaxy Note ICS ROM PLEASE!!

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 19:49

14. devonblue4u (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Apr 2011)


I already have ICS on my I9000 SGS original. And they said it couldn't be done....

Thanks XDA!

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 22:58

15. wumberpeb (Posts: 443; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


How about the Nexus S 4G for goodness sake? What happened to the near instant updates? Little bummed about that...

posted on 11 Feb 2012, 00:07 2

16. zaryab_hussain77 (Posts: 102; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)


I wish they give stock android ics update to sgs2....

posted on 11 Feb 2012, 01:43

18. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yeah,I wished they gave you the option too since it's a whole new OS version and not a minor upgrade...

posted on 11 Feb 2012, 17:19

21. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


That would be cool!

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 18:51

22. imkyle (Posts: 1017; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Its getting close to March 1st.... 4 more hours =) please let this roll out.

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