Samsung just released an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II.  This update has been highly anticipated and the excitement from Galaxy S II owners peaked after Samsung Philippines initially posted a March 10 update, which was immediately retracted.  Now the update is official but the bad news is, it will initially be available in European countries including Poland, Hungary, and Sweden and also in Samsung’s country, Korea.  The global update will follow “soon”, which could be in the next couple of days.

A few online tech publications have already seen and used the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II and initial comments say it looks and feels like the current Android 2.3 TouchWiz interface, with practically only the multi-tasking feature added.  There’s no resizeable widgets and no unified app and widget drawer.  What Samsung did is to retain the current look of TouchWiz as much as possible.  For those who love how TouchWiz looks, this is good news.  For those who are expecting a stock ICS look and feel, you’re in for a big disappointment.

Android 4.0 ICS software upgrade for Galaxy Note, Galaxy SII LTE, Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, 7.7, 8.9 and 10.1 will follow soon according to Samsung.  It will also offer Android 2.3 Gingerbread firmware upgrades for Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab 7″, Galaxy S Plus, Galaxy S SCL (Super Clear LCD), and Galaxy W from end of March.  The firmware upgrades for Galaxy S for instance will include Face Unlock, Snapshot and Photo Editor, among others.

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  1. Kim_francis104 Reply

    pano po procedure para maging ICS 4.0 ang galaxy s2 ko na 2.3.4 gingerbread

  2. ProfileTree Reply

    Great to have an Android  Update for Samsung Galaxy S II


  3. Fernandez Nadz Reply

    i’m trying to update my s2
    baseband version: I9100XXKI1
    kernel version: #2
    build number: Gingerbread.XWKI4
    i can’t update it also to version 2.3.5, no update available was popping up.
    I think something’s wrong with my phone.
    Can you please help me? I want to have an ICS.

  4. Jerico Repayo Reply

    How to take screenshot on Android 4.0 ICS Samsung Galaxy S2?
    Just press Volume Down + Power Buttons at the same time to take screenshot on Android 4.0 ICS. The screenshot will be added to /sdcard/Pictures/Screenshots folder then. —-  ALSO THIS.. ITS NOT WORKING… 

  5. Jerico Repayo Reply

    i dont like this upgrade…there are a lot of glitches on my phone (SII)
    i hope i can downgrade back my phone…(ex. im trying to connect to the internet and just a few seconds of loading it will enter the messaging thing) damn. And some of my apps really dont work well on ICS 4.0…I hope samsung can do something about this…i am really disappointed =( .. If some can give an advise please help me…thank you in advance

  6. Melvindelarama13 Reply

    bkt wla pnapakitang update sa kies ko na may new update na?

  7. nathanielfin Reply

    Android 4.0 update now available in Philippines as of March 19, 2012 using Kies. I have my Samsung Galaxy S2 phone updated to Android 4.0 . Mabuhay…. :)

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