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

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.

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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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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23 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

When you the update for the galaxy r arrive then?

2. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I just hothey maintain the nexus transitions & elminate touchwiz 4.0

3. thnkthru3

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

Let the games begin! :-)

4. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

5. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

8. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

9. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

12. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I will include TW 4.0

17. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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...

23. molanjames

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 11, 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.

19. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 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!!

20. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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

6. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

7. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 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

10. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Can i downgrade my skyrocket to froyo?

13. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

Why would you want to do that?

11. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 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!!

14. devonblue4u

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 12, 2011

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

15. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

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

16. zaryab_hussain77

Posts: 104; Member since: Jun 30, 2011

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

18. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

21. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

That would be cool!

22. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

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