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Android 4.0 finally coming March 15 to Galaxy S II users

If you are the owner of a Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone and have been counting the days until the Android 4.0 update was available for your device; the wait is almost over. Rumors pegging March as being the launch date have circulated for a while, and now we have official confirmation. 
 
Samsung Israel posted on its Facebook page that it expects the Ice Cream Sandwich update to start rolling out on handsets in Israel on March 15. The post gives no indication of when the update might be expected in other countries. The update will presumably work on all unlocked international versions of the smartphone.

Source: AndroidCentral



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Israel
By maveric7911 on 3/5/2012 10:44:58 AM , Rating: 2
Isn't this for the Israel release not US/Other Countries. The title should state that rather than giving false hope to us in the rest of the world, unless you have evidence otherwise.




RE: Israel
By sigmatau on 3/5/2012 11:04:28 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, this is for the international version, not the versions released to the US.

Samsung is beginning to piss me off with their phone strategy. They need to stop bowing to the carriers and release one phone for everyone.

I still can't find cases for my AT&T GS2. Most of the cases that are being sold for the AT&T version don't fit correctly and almost always block the second noise cancelling mic next to your head phone jack (check your own if you have one.)

As for ICS, who knows when the American carriers will get it. A month later? Never? Who knows? This is probably the most frustrating part of Android.


RE: Israel
By main_shoby on 3/5/2012 11:27:38 AM , Rating: 3
well, most people (like me) wont care much about when US careers will launch their ICS updates.
the catch here is official ics rom is being released and as it releases, all devs will jump in again and see if its easier to port this time.


RE: Israel
By sleepeeg3 on 3/5/2012 3:53:30 PM , Rating: 2
No, this is the most frustrating part of US phone carriers. They are the ones that delayed the release of the phone for 6 months and added their pointless and irritating tweaks. You also can't use the official 2000mAH extended battery.

My future upgrade path:
1. Upgrade to latest iPhone.
2. Peddle on eBay for absurd amount.
3. Buy latest Android smartphone.
4. ?
5. Profit!


RE: Israel
By HrilL on 3/5/2012 4:39:57 PM , Rating: 2
Works for me. I'm in the US and have an international GS2 so Looks like I'll be getting the update in a little over a week =)


RE: Israel
By sigmatau on 3/5/2012 8:21:58 PM , Rating: 2
And it only cost you an extra $500. No thanks.


RE: Israel
By HrilL on 3/6/2012 12:13:37 PM , Rating: 2
Getting it 6 months before any US carrier had a decent Android GSM phone was also a plus. But yes there was a price premium that was covered by getting a iPhone 4s and selling it unlocked for $600 paid for the difference.


Excellent Android Software Support
By testerguy on 3/5/12, Rating: -1
RE: Excellent Android Software Support
By rudolphna on 3/5/2012 1:25:17 PM , Rating: 2
that's hilarious coming from a foaming at the mouth apple fanatic who assuming he owns a mac has to PAY for what amounts to service packs. (Which windows sells you for.... oh wait, free).


RE: Excellent Android Software Support
By messele on 3/5/2012 1:42:34 PM , Rating: 2
So if OS X upgrades are the same as a Windows Service Packs then version 10.7 must be exactly the same as version 10.1 except with a bunch of bug fixes.

Hokay then...


By bupkus on 3/5/2012 2:52:55 PM , Rating: 2
That's right! Don't any of you people know--Apple has no bugs.


By TakinYourPoints on 3/5/2012 5:13:21 PM , Rating: 2
Except that they aren't mere service packs. I've upgraded Microsoft operating systems since MS-DOS 4.0 (WAY back in the day) and OS X only since 10.2 about ten years ago. Not only are the OS X upgrades substantial, in certain cases like the moves from 10.3 to 10.4 and 10.4 to 10.5, they were even bigger than the move from XP to Vista. They're certainly much bigger than the slight tweak that was Vista to Windows 7 (I suppose that parallels with the 10.6 upgrade, except that cost 5-10x as much).

Saying that OS X upgrades amount to Windows service packs only proves that you lack any real technical knowledge.


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