Samsung Galaxy S II, Note on track to get ICS by end of Q1

Samsung Galaxy S II, Note on track to get ICS by end of Q1
Samsung has just confirmed that, just as previously announced, its Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note handsets will be among the first to get updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by the end of the first quarter of 2012. This means that there’s no more than two months to wait until the ICS update finally hits the two devices.

We should note, though, that the update is most likely due Q1 2012 for the international version of the handset, while local versions like the US carrier ones might have to wait longer until they get updated. 

The Samsung Galaxy Note for starters is not even available yet stateside. The Note is expected to land on AT&T on February 19th, and still feature Gingerbread upon launch.

The two devices will get most of the benefits of Ice Cream Sandwich included the improved visuals and functionality, but it remains to be seen how the different versions of the devices will get specific functions like Android Beam which requires NFC. When it comes to the Galaxy S2 only some versions like the AT&T have an NFC chip, so the others would obviously not support it.

Related phones

Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2
  • Display 5.3 inches
    1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2



17. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

nice. all i need is touchwiz to be eliminated

16. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

My Skyrocket has an NFC chip on the battery but I don't think it's activated. There's no settings in the phone to do anything with it. AT&T better not F this up. Pass along the update in a timely manner.

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

What bout those of us that have the Atrix?

12. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

And yet in the back of my mind, its still by Samsung. They have lied about software updates before, and they will again

13. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lied lol when if you going to mention the galaxy s well they never promised ics and the late release of gingerbread in the us was due to your carriers.clearly ics for the international s2 is on the way very very soon as we have seen countless official leaks of ics for s2

14. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Moot point because international always comes out sooner for every manufacturer, and because I've even seen Sense 4 looking ROMs built off ICS. On another note, GO ARSENAL! Good game against Stoke today though

11. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

well, the XXLP6 is so far okay for daily use. And touchwiz doesnt look that bad, even though I wish for Touchwiz 4.5.

10. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Yah right. Here in the MENA region Samsung support is absolutely BS. My S2 is still running on 2.3.3 and I think I will get the ICS update by 2013 or somewhere near that.

9. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Great Im so glad I got the S2 Internation Version. Aprill plsss come. (altought I dont want to get my hopes to high)

8. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

and the sgs2 will be at top again hopefully.....until sgs3 shows up

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

now if we could just get them to change their mind for SGS1 ICS. I cant believe that they wont ever do it considering they are still releasing versions of the SGS1 as new phones. Ive been runnin ICS roms on it for a while now, and its absolutely flawless. lets get some official support to fix those last nagging bugs! :)

5. threeline

Posts: 325; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

If your version is flawless then why do you need official support for the last nagging bugs?

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmao exactly. There's no way n hell it's absolutely flawless... My gs2 isn't flawless with the software that supposed to b on it. Great,but not flawless lol.

7. ilia1986 unregistered

Ah cmon man. You and I both know that there will be 40,000,000 different ICS roms for the SGS1. Some maybe even with Touch-Wiz.

3. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

How long before the Note hits Asia/Australia.

2. Venkat_5.uni

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Anyways thank for the info....i knew it that they would release at the end of q1 and will be completed in q2(i hope).....

1. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012


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