Samsung Galaxy S II to get official Android 4.0 ICS update on March 1st

Posted on Feb 10 2012 - 12:07pm by Brian

We were pretty bummed out to learn that Samsung would not be unveiling the Galaxy S III, or any new hardware for that matter, at MWC 2012. We are however extremely jubilant about some promising news regarding an update to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, for the venerable Galaxy S II.

Eldar Murtazin, famed Android tipster, has just tweeted that:

Android 4 aka ics for sgs2 will be officially available from march 1(depends from country/operator). Update over the air or using kies

Now I know many of you will be skeptical about a lone tweet from a questionable source, but what about a legitimate telecommunications carrier?

That picture is sourced from French carrier SFR’s Android blog, and if my French serves me correctly, I do believe “Mars” is March, which refers to the estimated date of arrival for the Galaxy S II’s OTA/Kies software update to Android ICS 4.0. This sounds about right seeing as how Samsung has already leaked multiple releases of their ICS ROM and without any releases for MWC, they need to have something to hold them over while the Samsung community awaits their next big thing. 

Via SFR

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Nina February 29, 2012 at 9:52 pm -

    Hell, after all the random battery issues I’ve had along with a few other glitches I’ve noticed, I’m just praying that this will solve those particular issues. Of course, with every new OS comes a new set of problems, but once in a great awhile, there’s usually one that’s set of problems are manageable.

    It is ICS, after all, so let’s hope that means good things to come for this phone!

  2. andkkofx February 27, 2012 at 10:23 am -

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  3. Manvi February 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm -

    They are rctnelaut to make the number of SOLD (vs SHIPPED) tablets public because then a comparison between iPad’s success and Samsung’s failure would be even more hurting to Samsung.

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