Overseas version of the Samsung Galaxy S II to get its Android 4.0 update on March 10th

Overseas version of the Samsung Galaxy S II to get its Android 4.0 update on March 10th
According to SlashGear, those with the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S II will be receiving the Android 4.0 update on March 10th. That is less than two days away until Ice Cream Sandwich is powering the overseas variant of the phone. Of course, that doesn't make Stateside owners of the model any happier.

Other countries have weighed in with launch dates of the OTA Android 4.0 update. Samsung Mobile Israel has already announced that March 15th will be the date in that country. What is holding up the update in the U.S. is the idiosyncrasies of each carrier's version of the model. Once Samsung gets past the problem of dealing with different carriers, it shouldn't take too long to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich in the States.

Those receiving the OTA download can load it over their mobile network, or speed things up using Wi-Fi. The fastest way to download the Android 4.0 update would be through the Kies desktop interface which hooks up your desktop PC and your Samsung handset. If you live in the U.S. with your Samsung Galaxy S II, just file away the above for later because eventually you WILL be receiving Android 4.0. Really.

source: SlashGear

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the March 10 release date has been nothing but a mistake. An official date for the release of ICS for Samsung Galaxy S II has yet to be established.

source: Samsung via The Verge

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Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Good to hear SGS2 getting it.

21. 0o0blackstar0o0 unregistered

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the March 10 release date has been nothing but a mistake. An official date for the release of ICS for Samsung Galaxy S II has yet to be established.

2. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

is simple.. the international version was available since June.. the US got it on Sept/Oct. so US get the phone of the year ready In August.. yeah!!! is Samsung.. right?

10. _idan_

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Actually May 2011.

19. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Fortunately Samsung does complete update to his phone that came out before the iPhone 4 that hasn't got many iOS 5 features such as Siri :D Fail for Apple or Win for Samsung?

6. xcasasx

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

What about for the skyrocket ?

9. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I hope my skyrocket and and galaxy note get it as well :-)

8. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Meh, if they were smart they would have rooted... 4 months ago!

12. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Yeah, but I wanted to see what Samsung's official ICS has to offer before rooting. Besides, Cyanogenmod 9 Stable isn't out yet, so I'll just wait till then

13. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Agree.

16. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Official ICS, you get it from samfirmware. Yeah, its TouchWized :/

11. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Awesome, can't believe I'm gonna get ICS tomorrow...

14. RazaAsad

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

gsmarena says with update GSII will not be able to play flash and BT 3 HS will not supported. Is there any solution to that? Will opera do flash? any suggestions please?

15. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I'm on the XXLPH firmware(open europe, February). It has no issues with flash, or BT. Everything works fine, except one or two minor glitches. And yeah, it is TouchWized, with some cool 3d transitions(and believe me, the TW icons are better than the original launcher ones. In any case, you can grab the Trebuchet launcher.) . The final version will be polished I believe.

17. hateftotti

Posts: 233; Member since: May 03, 2011

The most powerful phone in the world will be more stronger...

18. rakmvk

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 13, 2011

its posntponded they have have removed release notes details from there website :D

20. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

i hope there will be improvements in battery life.

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