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.

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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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



41. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 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

39. sheepygalaxy

Posts: 68; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

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

38. thelegend6657 unregistered

Wtf ? Sensation XE have ICS already samsung you suck

37. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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

35. checkmymike

Posts: 224; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

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

32. imkyle

Posts: 1117; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

31. baaam

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

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

30. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 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

29. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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

24. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 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

23. afadelb

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 09, 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 !!!

21. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 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..

20. leftheodo

Posts: 108; Member since: Oct 21, 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!

19. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

18. Kalevro

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 11, 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 !

17. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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!

28. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

36. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

thats funny coz vodafone australia is testing the update atm

15. frydaexiii

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

13. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

and they say lg is bad with updates...

11. imkyle

Posts: 1117; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

6. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 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.


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 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

22. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

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

33. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 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.

12. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

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

34. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

5. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 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.


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 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

14. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

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

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