Samsung Galaxy S2 To Get Ice Cream Sandwich Update

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Ice Cream Sandwich update for Samsung Galaxy S2:

Well we hope that they get this one right, as so many Nexus S users are having a tough time after their unsuccessful update to the new Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, also know as Android 4.0.

We have reported about the Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich problems for a few days now, and nothing seems to have been done for the poor guys who went in early!

Galaxy S2 and Note to get Android 4.0 update:

With the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus being the only two models that have an Ice Cream Sandwich ready option (Nexus S update rolling out globally over a few weeks) it was only a matter of time before the Samsung S2 got its own version released, and now it appears that the date of this update will be in the first quarter of 2012, so up to around March/April time at the latest.

Disappointment for Galaxy S users?

It is believed that the Galaxy S device will not be able to accept the upgrade to ICS, though in all honesty, I am not that impressed at all with the new operating system to warrant giving that much of a care, yes, it has some nice functionality improvements and maybe works a bit faster, but really it is nothing to worry about if your device does not upgrade easily, as your phone will likely be out of date a few months after this release anyway, and hopefully due an upgrade, and if it is not, chill out, you are not missing much.

Samsung Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich Update Q1 2012
Samsung Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich Update Q1 2012

Other devices to follow suit:


  • Galaxy Tab 10.1
  • Galaxy Tab 8.9
  • Galaxy Tab 7.7
  • Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus


Now please beware that any updates to a new O/S on a Samsung device are not usually done without some compilations, and Samsung have a bit of a reputation for never updating their devices to a new O/S at all, so for whatever reason, Samsung seem to think that Ice Cream Sandwich is worth it for most of their current devices.

But I would wait until the version is well and truly trouble free before attempting an upgrade.

Are you looking forward to the upgrade or will you miss out as a Galaxy S owner, if so, are you annoyed that they seem to be missing your model out on this ICS update?

Anthony Munns
  • TechLove

    I would wait on for this, though hopefully by then, those poor European guinea pigs will have helped Samsung work out how to actually upgrade their devices correctly without hurting their users phones!

  • Janie

    do not waste your time, I did the ics upgrade on my nexus s and it is runied right now….grrrr

  • Guest

    Not sure i will bother with this as it seems like nothing much to gain really.

  • Buaba28

    i heard that samsung will announced the ICS for galaxy s2 around january to febuary
    and also the other devices like galaxy tab 7 plus,10.1,and etc

  • Aayush Pashine

    Hey when i will be able update my phone from Android 4.0 ?????

  • Alvintran

    I’ve just bought a 10.1 Tab todayand it is great. Just waiting for the update and its perfect.

  • Chrisbarakazyan

    The galaxy s3 will be announced on february 28th along with ICS for the s2.

    •  Thanks Chris, your source? Been busy with a house move last week!….:)

  • Guest

    i suppose for some people hardware acceleration isn’t a big deal…

  • 12345

    well if your a techy you will already of got your hands on the pre release of the ICS 4.0.3
    Google it. its quicker with some improvements. Better than gingerbread for sure.