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SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update slightly delayed

5 April 2012 by
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From the forum:
Owners of the Galaxy S II, the current Samsung flagship model was promised an Android 4.0 ICS update a couple of weeks ago. The update rollout has started for some users but others are left behind because more testing needs to be carried out

Samsung Galaxy S II ICS update delayed

One of the reasons why some customers bought a SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S II might have been that they though this model would receive the Ice Cream Sandwich before operator branded models. The availability of the ICS for Galaxy S II was announced two weeks ago but the Ice Cream Sandwich rollout now seems to have halted due to more testing needed of the new OS.

Samsung UK told CNet UK that the reason for the delay is that operators must test and approve ICS on their network. When you think about it, it is obvious that the unbranded Galaxy S II must be able to work on all networks since it is not tied to a particular operator. Simon Standford, VP of Samsung UK and Ireland said that customers would have been better off going for a network branded device instead of the SIM-free version this time. In the future, the upgrades will come a lot faster and around the same time to branded and non-branded versions Samsung handset.

Have you received the ICS update for your Galaxy SII, or are you still waiting for the update notification?

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daviep7 years, 8 months ago
got the update last week,i am on o2 uk
tranced7 years, 8 months ago
The article says that it's for the sim free(generics).

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