Psych: Samsung says Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update was an error

March 9, 2012
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So, international readers, how excited are you for the Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade that Samsung Korea posted yesterday? Get used to disappointment: Samsung has updated their statement, saying that the March 10th date was in error and offering no news on when the real update might come. The company said that when the update software is finalized, they'll let customers know their plans for sending out the Android 4.0 upgrade over the air. You'll have to find something else to do with your Saturday.

We know that progress is humming along on the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. No less than three beta ROMs of the official update have leaked out of Samsung, the last of which is pretty much feature-complete and ready for "daily driver" status. That said, bug testing can take a long time, and Samsung has until the end of the month to reach their 1st quarter release promise. Even then, there's sadly no real way to hold them to it - along with almost all other Android manufacturers, Samsung has a rather poor track record of updating devices to current versions of Android.

US users, keep in mid that an update to the international version of the Galaxy S II does not mean an update for the various American flavors. Thanks to our carrier middle man system, it would likely be at least six weeks, possibly more until a new version of Android started popping up on the localized versions of the phone. There's always rooting and flashing, if you've got disdain for either your warranty or Samsung's TouchWiz UI.

[via Engadget]


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Cornier-Chevere/332600888 David Cornier-Chevere

    This is exactly why i dont buy samsung anymore. I waited forever for their promise update to my phone and never got it.

    • Androidess

      Root

      • Paul Hera

        Thats what I did

  • firethorn

    Samsung honestly provides the best unofficial software support for their flagship devices, hands down. While that won’t mean much to average consumers, if you’re a bit more into the device you can always find up to date ROMs on XDA.

    On a sidenote, if you don’t like the look&feel of TouchWiz (can’t begrudge you that) then just install an alternative launcher like Nova or Apex on ICS. Voilà, instant ICS look&feel without the need to root or anything.

  • Indian_marvel

    Samsuxs !!!

  • Sachin31669

    I started hating samsung.. I will not buy any samsung if ics is not received this month. I recommend not to buy samsung if they fail to keep their promise.