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Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note to get ICS in March

31 January, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note to get ICS in March - read the full textThe development of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note is obviously progressing according to schedule. The Norwegian branch of the South Korean company just confirmed that the update is due to arrive at the end of this quarter, which means that...


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Great! At last! the update it's at the corner. However I think Samsung should put an effort to work constantly on their current OS version because Galaxy users and most Android users could fell kinda left aside when you don't see any updates for your device. Feels not too good when you buy the phone and there's no feedback from your manufacturer, something like iOS, for instance, almost every week or two there's an update for you iPhone, people won't feel forgotten that way I guess...

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  • 2012-02-01 13:17
  • PH5q

> In reply to Tobuy @ 2012-02-01 07:08 from m4NR - click to readI am afraid not...

My phone is unlocked. It's not only that, I own an Xperia Arc and an HTC ChaCha, both have the latest version of Gingerbread while my S2 is just stuck on 2.3.3 and that's not only me, I know people with the GS2 who are still stuck on 2.3.3

And I don't think China/Russia import phones to MENA...

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  • 2012-02-01 13:13
  • 3Y1Z

plzzz release a update of galaxy s.plzzz i am dying to get it......

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  • 2012-02-01 12:59
  • 2@ff

> In reply to doodz @ 2012-02-01 03:31 from t7Rp - click to readno ICS for galasy S, its been declared offcially by samsung probably a month back... if you want to taste ICS on galaxy S, visit xda-forums and you can port one...

iOs5?? if you want to use iphone, nothing is stopping you.

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  • 2012-02-01 12:29
  • PTij

> In reply to masa @ 2012-02-01 05:30 from qI0Y - click to readcheck the Kernel version and Build number of your phone ( you can get it from settings-> about phone);r=2#regiona

navigate to this link and you can find the lates firmwares for APAC region. Indian users currently, have GB 2.3.6

btw, which carrier are you using in USA?

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  • 2012-02-01 12:06
  • PTij

Argh! Why is it taking them so long :/ was expecting this to be released like tommorrow! :(( May consider Lumia 800 now.

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  • 2012-02-01 12:03
  • Mtu9

> In reply to All Androids user @ 2012-02-01 03:36 from t7Rp - click to readwhat the heck did you just say? is that english?

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  • 2012-02-01 11:59
  • PTij

To all of you unhappy about not receiving updates - just debrand your phone. Flash the latest stock ROM for your region using Odin, and switch your product code from the network provider's to your region. Instructions to be found on XDA. Doesn't even void warranty (and you'll eve4n get later updates via Kies or as OTA).

As for people with i9000 not getting ICS - get over it. Phone's two years old, it's an era in technology. I'm not even getting official ICS on my Nexus One, and it's supposed to be a Google favourite. Guess what, it's two years old. I had a top notch device for two years, I can upgrade to something new now.

Also, not getting ICS doesn't mean the phones stop working. You don't NEED the update, you WANT it. If you WANT it, pay up.

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  • 2012-02-01 11:26
  • g8pk

All versions get update or only few ?

I mean there is exynos version and other one.
G and other model. Again carriers have different versions.

Just wondering which of them get updated and which countries.

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  • 2012-02-01 10:07
  • ut30

Is there an update for SGR

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  • 2012-02-01 09:47
  • u14n

> In reply to audio_junk @ 2012-01-31 21:57 from IVC4 - click to readwhich is better then? the s2 or the nexus?

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  • 2012-02-01 08:02
  • t7XH

I hope the SIIG gets the ICS at the same time!!! :{

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  • 2012-02-01 07:43
  • uwZ@

> In reply to RamyRamz69 @ 2012-01-31 18:11 from 3Y1Z - click to readBlame your network for no updates!

Some countries are on 2.3.6 (on some networks); buy an unlocked phone if you want frequent updates.

Also, many MENA phones are black imports from China, Russia and Eastern Europe in order to escape the extortionate import charges in certain countries.

My experience is that local firmwares are often tainted with local network and government restrictions or worse, so it take work & time to update Android releases and impose the same limitations.
It seems that few networks can be bothered and would rather you bought a new handset. After of course blaming the manufacturer for any shortfall!

P.S. This is not only a MENA problem.

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  • 2012-02-01 07:08
  • m4NR

I hope this update makes it posible to take pictures during a call, my htc Desire HD could and I can't understand why it isn't posible with the galaxy note.

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  • 2012-02-01 06:43
  • 3P7}

i bought sgs2 in india 6 months back and it was 2.3.3. i travelled to US 3 months back and whenever i try s/w update, it fails. I am not sure why.

Will i get ICS update for my mobile even here.

Also if some one using sgs2 in india (bought with 2.3.3), is there any official update by samsung aftr that ?

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  • 2012-02-01 05:30
  • qI0Y

great ! that I'm waitting for

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  • 2012-02-01 05:10
  • P@99

what aset yarr really it is a very good and best

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  • 2012-02-01 04:40
  • v{R$

> In reply to audio_junk @ 2012-01-31 21:57 from IVC4 - click to readAwesome,those phones will get ICS before my Nexus S...

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  • 2012-02-01 03:50
  • Y1RD

Lets switch to apple because ICS for Galaxy S i9000 2yr old phone still in version 2.3.3 gingerbread old design.

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  • 2012-02-01 03:36
  • t7Rp

hey what about Galaxy s i9000, remember that is the promised that the ICS 4.0 is can able to use for GT-i9000. So When the exact date? if Cannot do this I tell my all friends to switch in IOs5 by apple.

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  • 2012-02-01 03:31
  • t7Rp

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