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UPGRADE: Samsung to offer Android 4.0 for its Galaxy S II end of this week [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 09.03.12 - 09:02:04 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 11547x
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A new support document unveiled yesterday, that Samsung is finally planning to roll-out Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich to its Samsung Galaxy S II very soon or to be more detailed - tomorrow on Saturday March 10th. As Samsung says it "It's time to level up" and I can't agree more. No word yet which ICS version Samsung plans to roll-out but Android 4.0 for the Galaxy S II will includes Face Unlock and Android Beam, Mobile Network Data usage function, improved usability of multi-tasking and some applications. Not part of the upgrade are Adobe Flash (which can be downloaded later anyway) and Bluetooth 3.0 HS will not be supported in ICS while Bluetooth 3.0 is still supported.

The upgrade will be distributed by Samsung's very own KIES 2.0 software as well as through the more common and simpler FOTA (Firmware Over The Air) upgrade. However, it's expected that this will be another staged roll-out which means that not all users will get the upgrade at the same time. Also Samsung has left open if this upgrade will be available for all Galaxy S II versions or for open market versions only, with carrier versions to follow-up later.

UPDATE: Samsung has informed through its Korean Twitter account, that the March 10 timeframe was a mistake and that there's no release date given by now! However, Samsung plans to keep us updated through Twitter as soon as the Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade is finally and officially confirmed.

Cheers ~ Arne

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