Millgate (14th March 2012)
BBC News - Samsung Galaxy S2 gets Ice Cream update
The update will gradually be rolled out to other markets and is expected to hit the UK on 19 March.About time really for it to be relasesed."It comes five months after the first Ice Cream Sandwich device from Samsung but the update is better than nothing," he said.
How quickly owners can update their device depends on their network operator and whether they have unlocked their phone. Some operators may take a long time to push the software out to customers' devices.
Samsung Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich update: when will I get it? | News | TechRadar
Samsung has confirmed to TechRadar that the Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich update UK release date will be 19 March.
The news follows Samsung's tweet about the new Android 4.0 software landing in Korea and some parts of Europe:
"ICS for Galaxy S2 will be available today in Europe, including Poland, Hungary, Sweden and Korea & gradually roll out to other markets."
However, it seems the UK won't have to wait too much longer to get the same treatment.
Samsung told us: "Samsung UK can confirm that the roll out of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on Galaxy S II will be available from week commencing 19 March, however the availability of software upgrades in the UK will be dependent upon each network's own software approvals process."
Three has told TechRadar that it is working on releasing the Samsung Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich update as soon as possible.
A spokesperson for Three said: "We are testing Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S2 and the update is on track", but the network was unable to provide us with a roll-out date.
Vodafone has also confirmed that it's received the update from Samsung, and told TechRadar it is hopeful of rolling out the Ice Cream Sandwich update in double quick time:
"The Android 4.0 upgrade for Galaxy S2 smartphones running on the Vodafone UK network is currently under test to make sure that we provide the highest level of final software. As soon as the tests are completed we will upload the software to the update servers as quickly as possible.
O2 has now confirmed it is working on the Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich update, but it won't be rolling it out to customers until mid-April. Disappointing O2, disappointing.
T-Mobile is looking to keep Galaxy S2 customers sweet, as it promises to roll out the Ice Cream Sandwich update as soon as possible after the March 19 date.
A T-Mobile spokesperson said: "We're working to make our build available as close to Samsung's release date as possible."
Orange and more
As you've probably guessed, TechRadar has thrown aside its copy of Horse and Hound and poured all its efforts into finding out when the rest of the networks will be dropping the update - when we know, you'll know (after we've spent time writing it up. It's not an automatic process, you know).
Last edited by newpersn; 14th March 2012 at 12:31 PM. Reason: More info on Sim free/Three
Millgate (14th March 2012)
Boooooo O2! Mid April is pretty pants but should be good
Im on orange. But i think i will be using an unlocked Ice Cream i think.
Mine WAS an O2 phone, unlocked and used on an existing simcard on Vodafone and i've been running ICS for the past week or so. It's a custom ROM and you know what? You wouldn't know any different it works flawlessly and i'm VERY happy with it. After a days usage at school now I still have 40-50% battery when I go home whereas I was having to top up by 3pm to limp over the finish line. Very impressed with ICS will be good to see the fragmentation of Android come to an end now as well.
Last edited by Bananas; 14th March 2012 at 01:03 PM.
Not happy about o2 being later, might have to ROM it.
Got it on the Galaxy S, and as @Bananas says, Impressive!
Last edited by aerospacemango; 14th March 2012 at 02:59 PM.
Dare I ask - has anyone seen an HTC Desire ICS ROM?
I won't hold my breath...
Custom ROM your S2, I wouldn't wait for an operator they might say mid April now but then it'll be June then July etc etc etc.
There's a beta for the HTC Desire, no idea how good/stable it is...
Screw waiting for Virgin Mobile to release an update. Root and custom ROM it be.
let me know what you use please... Im a beginner at all the "rooting and romming"
[BETA 0.4.3][13.03] ICS for Desire [FULL HW][ALL HBOOTS][4.0.3] - xda-developers
Go to this thread....
I have a Galaxy, so have no idea how stable this is.... I just post the link so you can find more info, and cannot be held responsible if you brick your phone!!!
It is heart in mouth stuff when you first do it, because there is always a little fear.....but have a look and see what you think
from what i hear on XDA - Theres an O2 Rom for ICS out now.
I wanna root/flash mine to ics with the galaxy s2. But cant find the information or the gudie to do it. (im scared that i'll f**k my phone up tbh)
Last edited by newpersn; 30th March 2012 at 12:29 PM. Reason: ** swears
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