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Samsung says March 10th Android 4.0 update was a mistake

Samsung says March 10th Android 4.0 update was a mistake
Samsung giveth, Samsung taketh away. The news that Samsung's Philippine web site had announced that the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S II would be receiving the Android 4.0 update on March 10th had electrified overseas owners of the device who couldn't wait for tomorrow. But you might as well stop the celebration as Samsung is sobering everyone up with the information that the news was a mistake. Samsung had even spread the news with a tweet, adding to the problem.

No ICS this weekend

No ICS this weekend

Not that this is good news per se, but U.S. owners of the phone have to be smiling just a tad. After all, Samsung has said that coming up with an update for all of the U.S. carriers that offer the Samsung Galaxy S II is causing the delay in disseminating the update for Stateside Galaxy S II users. And now that no one is receiving the update on March 10th, U.S. users of the model can admit that they were a little bit jealous of their overseas brethren.

Where there is smoke, there is fire which means that even though international users of the Samsung Galaxy S II won't be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich on Saturday, the update should be close at hand.

source: Phandroid

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posted on 09 Mar 2012, 10:25 12

1. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Ha, I bet that a lot of Galaxy S II owners are not happy right now!

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 10:29 10

2. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


I am a Galaxy Note owner.
Samsung said, Q1, it should be time allready...

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 15:42 4

25. rf1975 (Posts: 238; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Samsung is busy searching the people that Apple used in their new iPad TV ad to use in next GALAXY TAB ad. So they did not had time to release the ICS on time.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 10:32 5

3. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


this is why my next phone will be windows want something new and tired of the oems and google not forcing updates in a timely manner

posted on 10 Mar 2012, 13:41 1

40. Wire22wire (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)


Actually almost as soon as Google is done with an update it is immediately put out by Google, but then the manufacturer adds what they want to it and then carriers get a say in it. So really Google is very quick with bug fixes and has software updates on a yearly bases but the manufacturers hold everyone back. That is why Nexus phones always get the newest updates in a blink of an eye because it is pure Android, no TouchWiz or HTC Sense has to be added.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 10:32 4

4. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


LMAO!! i was just reading one of Gallitokings comment were he said the exact same things as the title of this article!!
Damn samsung ! always delaying updates

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 11:04 5

10. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


is Samsung.. we should have seen this coming...

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 10:52 5

5. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


And that is why we root our Androids and install custom ROMS, it's a pain in the ass to wait just to get the latest version of Android when there's already a stable ICS ROM on XDA.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 10:57 4

7. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


yea your right but not all phones have stable ICS roms yet so thats were it sucks,
ive been looking for an ICS on an HTC sensation 4g i have that includes Tmo WIFI calling and i cannot find one soo i will have to wait for the actual updates .. good thing is HTC is good with rolling out updates for there phones

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 11:31 1

14. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


sense o manic rome has tmo wifi calling working so do virtious inquisition or however you spell it

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 11:41 1

16. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


oh really now.. well i shall give them a try and see if they work .. thank you sir

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 15:43 2

26. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


I'm using Android Revolution HD ICS, when flashing it asks you if you have the Sensation 4G and if you choose yes, I presume it installs TMo's bloat including Wi-Fi calling on there. It's also the smoothest and fastest Sense ROM out there.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 15:47 2

27. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


I like Inquisition but I feel like my phone is so lifeless without Sense. After all, Sense is what driven me to buy the phone in the first place.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 11:03 1

9. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


what does ur name mean brother?

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 10:55 8

6. c.hack (Posts: 491; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Hysterical. My 6 month old Acer A500 tablet still cannot get ICS, but my 2 year old 1st gen iPad got every friggin' iOS update (including 2 days ago) on the day of release. Android is a Huge ClusterF*&k.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 11:00 11

8. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


ios is jus an app launcher its very simple even the regular iphone 3g can run it (itll lag like crazy) .. thats why its so easy to update all apple mobile products

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 14:18 2

22. c.hack (Posts: 491; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Yeah, and Android is just an app crasher, or should I say FC FC FC. lol

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 18:09 2

33. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


my ipod touch 4th gen crashes at least ten times more than my g2x does. the ipod doesnt even tell me what happened its just black screen back to home.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 11:27 3

12. the_s2 (Posts: 204; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Though an android fanboy, I have to agree. Fragmentation matters. :/

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 18:35

34. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1551; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


You also have to consider that Apple limits and manufacturers all their devices to their own OS. Android doesn't and has about 50x more devices to update.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 11:08 4

11. imkyle (Posts: 969; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Those 20 million + people who have the Galaxy S II, are pissed Samsung. Get your crap together.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 11:28 2

13. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


and they say lg is bad with updates...

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 11:32

15. frydaexiii (Posts: 1176; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Meh, was too good to be true and wasn't really looking forward to updating it anyway with all that app incompatibility and stuff...

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 12:45 5

17. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


No biggie,Galaxy s2 owners are very happy having the awarded best phone of the last year and ics is only gonna make the best even better very soon,nothing to complain about there!

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 15:52 1

28. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


but the question. of "when"... very soon? you say.. lol I doubt it...

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 20:45

36. jacko1977 (Posts: 382; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


thats funny coz vodafone australia is testing the update atm

http://blog.vodafone.com.au/blog/software-update-weekly-wrap-07032012/

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 13:04 2

18. Kalevro (Posts: 56; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


I can tell you my opinion. Samsung lied for this because they are not ready yet with the android not because of the devices assembling. The cheating bast*rds lied because of other companies like sony upgrade to 4.0 on 19 march. So more people buy devices from Samasung because of the upgrade for 4.0. It is all about money I tell you. and I own a GS2 so I'm not hating Sasmung , I'm a fan actually. They liec because of the competition and for money. So that's why I'm switching to Sony Xperia S. No more lying bast*rds !

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 13:23 3

19. PhoneCritic (Posts: 352; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I think everyone is jumping the gun by pointing the finger at the device manufactures and Google. As you may not be aware of - the carriers determine when an upgrade is certified for release. AT&T, Sprint, T-mobile as well as verizon like to make adjustments and additions ( bloatware as we call it). To get the four major carriers to sign off at the same time on a update is nearly impossible. If you want Timely updates on any Andriord device then purchase a GED ( Google Experiance Device < Xoom, Galaxy Nexus etc.. with no carrier branding.)

To be fair Apple also conceeded to AT&T into labling the iPhone 4S as a 4G device.( and as time passes Apple will eventually being to accept what the carriers want once the saturation point has been reached) As much as we do not like it the Carriers exert an enormous amount of influnce.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 13:50 2

20. leftheodo (Posts: 64; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


It seems like HTC listens and Samsung doesn't! As a Sensation owner i can admit that the GS2 was the best phone of 2011! Samsung did a great job with that phone BUT they are still the same old Samsung when it comes to updates! I was going to wait fo the GS3 but it's the ONE X for me! Sorry Samsung but you are the company which had the ICS source code first (due to galaxy Nexus) and you still haven't updated your best selling phone!! (not to mention leaving the Galaxy S behind while the same generation HTC phones like the DHD and DES s are getting ICS). Don't get me wrong, i like Samsung products but as the leading android OEM they must try to eliminate one of the biggest problems of Android, fragmentation!

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 14:09

21. PhoneCritic (Posts: 352; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Again, the only reason Android suffers with the fragmentation issue is because of the carriers not the manufactures. If a Carrier does not want a device updated because they rather sell a new device ( thats the name of the game) then there is not much a manufacture can do but comply ( or mysteriously leak the ne Os rom ). But if all Android user would buy just GED then guess what? The carriers would bend over backwards for Google as they do Apple. Untill we vote with our dollars for GED we can't expect the carriers to hold our best intrest at hand..

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 14:53

23. afadelb (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


I don't know how can trust Samsung !!! Instead of release new variants of phones and tablets and lately the Note 10.1, they should look into porting ICS to their exiting phones and tablets. I had a SGS1 for less than one year and before two months they confirmed NO ICS for it after several arguments. Last month I bought SG Note based on Samsung promise to have ICS during first quarter of 2012. Now we have the same play and junk from Samsung ..... Do I have to be loyal to Samsung after this crap !!!

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 15:07

24. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


they dont have to go through the carriers in order to update they can put the update on there website and allow people to update that way so for people to say its the carriers i doubt it more like everybody and google being a b***** and bending over and let these oems put ice in there ass wish google would assert more control over update

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 15:56 1

29. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


if everyone here just want ice cream.. well why didnt you say so.. Ice cream is on sale at Basha"s... or price match at Walmart

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 16:00 1

30. ngo2dd (Posts: 775; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Wow for the people who blame the Carrier, this was for the international unbranded SGS2. That mean no carrier was involved what so ever. That just mean Samsung is slow at the update

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 16:03

31. baaam (Posts: 61; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


Samsung said Q1! its still Q1 so they're not lying!! Once Q2 hits then they are lying!!

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 17:38 3

32. imkyle (Posts: 969; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I guess there is an Apple Fanboy giving all of us thumbs down huh :)

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 18:45

35. checkmymike (Posts: 80; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


If they weren't so sure about it, why announce it in the first place?

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 22:30

37. frydaexiii (Posts: 1176; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Oh for god sake, stop whining...If you really are so eager to get ICS, just root! The official ICS is for those who don't really care or don't see much incentive in rooting.

and to the iFans, just get back in line for the "new iPad" and gtfo

posted on 10 Mar 2012, 03:53

38. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Wtf ? Sensation XE have ICS already samsung you suck

posted on 10 Mar 2012, 07:47

39. sheepygalaxy (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)


Just got gs2 last week after coming from nokia n8 i dont mind waiting

posted on 10 Mar 2012, 14:13

41. JunitoNH (Posts: 834; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Relax guys, you'll get your update before jellybean comes out, but not after keylime pie. This I can foresee happining, but when an OEM produces a new device with an old OS as they are doing now, that my friends is inexcusable e.g. LG

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