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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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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41 Comments

1. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

2. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

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

25. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

3. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 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

40. Wire22wire

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 10, 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.

4. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 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

10. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

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.

7. GALAXY-S

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

16. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

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

26. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 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.

27. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 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.

9. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

what does ur name mean brother?

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.

8. GALAXY-S

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: 1770; 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.

11. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

13. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

and they say lg is bad with updates...

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...

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

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 !

19. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1345; 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.

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!

21. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1345; 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..

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