Samsung Galaxy S2 Official Ice Cream Sandwich Update Coming on March 15

There are quite a lot of Samsung Galaxy S2 users all over the globe and most of them waiting to taste the official Ice Cream Sandwich Update. Your wait is now over as we now have the official date on which Samsung will push the Ice Cream Sandwich update to your devices. Yes, it is March 15. But this update will be released only in Israel.

Samsung Israel had announced this through their Official Facebook page. Both unlocked and carrier-branded Samsung Galaxy S2 users will receive the Ice Cream Sandwich update on March 15. Have a look at the official announcement below:

Samsung Galaxy S2 official ICS Update

This confirms regarding the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for Samsung Galaxy S2. What about other countries? Well, there is no clue about the official ICS update for other countries as of now. But with Israel taking the lead, you may expect other countries also to receive the official update soon. People in the United States will have to wait for a longer period due to the hardware variations. We had earlier seen a leaked version of the official update and also the custom ICS ROMs from Sammobile like the XXLPH ICS ROM which was completely bug free and running Android 4.0.3 But official updates are worth it and completely reliable.

What are your thoughts about it? Do let us know in the comments!

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  • http://carleasingmadesimple.com CLMS

    Is this just for the S2 or is the original Galaxy S getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update?

    I think i know the answer. Just have to hold out for the S3 in april!

    • http://www.blogotechblog.com Lalit Indoria

      It is only for Galaxy S2

  • http://www.facebook.com/mnagarajanreddy Nagarajan Mahendran

    Smartphone : Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich Update
    Galaxy S2 ICS Upgrade

    You can upgrade your mobile to Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) thru KIES 2.0 or FOTA.

    To upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, you must upgrade KIES to the latest version.

    (KIES 1.5 does not support upgrading to ICS)

    To upgrade mobile OS thru FOTA, large firmware file must be downloaded in your mobile.

    So it’s strongly recommended to use high speed WI-FI connection when you upgrade your mobile to ICS thru FOTA

    1. Major Improvement

    – Platform upgrades Android 2.3 Gingerbread → Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

    ㆍ Face Unlock and Android Beam are added

    ㆍ Mobile Network Data usage function is added

    ㆍ Usability of multi-tasking and some applications is improved

    ※ Because of ICS OS feature, Adobe flash and Bluetooth 3.0 HS will not be supported in

    ICS OS (Bluetooth 3.0 is supported still)

    2. Caution

    (1) Initializing a few user data

    · After ICS upgrade, important user data (like phone book, message, and picture) will be maintained. But due to the changes in the software, few user data or setting value will be initialized.

    · Home screen and sequence of applications

    · Setting value of a few applications which are improved.

    Note: To prevent unexpected data loss, please back-up your data thru Kies before upgrading.

    (2) Internal memory space

    · To upgrade to ICS OS, enough device memory is needed

    (Thru Kies: 60MB at least, Thru FOTA: 350MB at least)

    · If device memory is not enough, please delete downloaded applications, SMS/MMS or E-Mail

    · How to check device memory : Applications – Setting – Storage – Device memory – Available space

    (3) Application compatibility

    · In ICS OS, few applications which are downloaded from Android market or other will not work because they are not optimized in ICS OS

    · If the application from Android market is not working in ICS, you may notify application developer

    (4) Customized firmware

    If unofficial or customized firmware is installed in the mobile, unexpected problem can happen during upgrading

    Model Info.
    GT-I9100

    • http://www.blogotechblog.com Lalit Indoria

      Hi Nagarajan,
      Were you able to update your Samsung Galaxy S2 to Ice Cream Sandwich?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mnagarajanreddy Nagarajan Mahendran

    Hi lalith, This is only information leaked from samsung official website lalit. they will released today official ANNOUNCEMENT upgrade for GT-I9100.
    This is link for official announcement and gsmarena.com also confirmed.
    Link: http://skp.samsungcsportal.com/integrated/popup/FaqDetailPopup.jsp?seq=422548&cdsite=ph

  • chukwunonso

    thanks