BY | March 10, 2012

The Ice Cream Sandwich update can come to the Samsung Galaxy S2 within a week now. The update was posted on Samsung’s official Facebook page in Israel, but was deleted since then.

The post on the Facebook read, “Starting March 10, 2012, you may upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S2 to Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) thru KIES 2.0.”

The deletion of the good news has given the post from being an official entry to a more rumour kind of status. As Samsung Galaxy S2 being one of the most popular Android phone out there, millions of fingers are crossed.

Despite the promise of a lick of Ice Cream Sandwich just a few days away, the update has been dragging for quite some time now. The complications arise when the uesrs discover, as in the case of the Asus Transformer, that there is much more to using the next generation Android OS than a mere update.

Ice Cream Sandwich updates have been typically delayed because of the prevalence of front-end interfaces added to Android phones by the manufacturer. Though Google is the main provider of the code for Android as a foundation, manufacturers and phone networks add their own skin on the front. Some examples of manufacture-personalised skins are on Samsung’s TouchWiz, or HTC Sense. Manufacturers also come up with their own apps that have then to work in compatibility of the new OS.

And when the updated OS finally lands on the phone, it does not merely remain a matter of newer and finer operating software behind it all. The personalised skin and the apps have to be tested that they are compatible with the updated OS or not. If not, they are adjusted, which takes time. And then if the phone being used has been bought through some carrier, there would be some personalised apps and skins patented by the carrier too, that have to be tested, adjusted and made bug free. This translates into months of delays.

With all these delays caused by the personalisations of the manufacturers and carriers, not to count the bugs in Ice Cream Sandwich itself that seem to be really hardy ones to kill, Ice Cream Sandwich has become the most anticipated but the most delayed OS update.

Following the peek-a-boo update on the Facebook page of Samsung, the thought of the next phone looms big. It has been announced that the next generation Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone will be out soon. Now it remains to be seen if the Samsung Galaxy S2 gets its Ice Cream Sandwich update or Samsung Galaxy S2 launches the Samsung Galaxy S3 first.

Prior to the Facebook update, Samsung Samsung Galaxy S2 owners got the good news of the Ice Cream Sandwich update landing on their phones on March 10, 2012. The day is past, but the update did not come. Now the strange invisibility of the Facebook update has made the new announcement even cloudier.

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  • http://connect2nepall.com DINA

    upset that Samsung didn’t mentioned for upgrade date.

  • Kirtiraj

    ICS for Galaxy s2 will be available before 29th May 2012 depending upon S2 variants and regions, I9100T will get the ICS last among the other variants. There is no fixed date given by samsung for ICS official update.

  • Manuel Villanueva

    This update will apply to the at&t version called “Skyrocket” i727 From Samsung Galaxy S2?

  • john mart

    will the galaxy s2 “gt-i9100g” get ice cream sandwich ??????????? plz reply me

  • el toro

    ^
    No

  • Manvinder Bhambra

    samsung india confirm update in march but no dates…..
    Cant say were samsung is going with this they got the codes first
    Yet cant get the rom out……
    Comeon……..

  • Manvinder Bhambra

    Yes it will

  • john mart

    thank you :(

  • Jeanne

    I got my Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-19100M from Bell in Canada. I have the latest version of Kies. Will I get the upgrade too?

  • Aaron Lothian

    What they should do is mention no dates to anybody, then just push it devices when it’s actually available. Instead of misleading people constantly.

    I think some websites also mislead people as well. There is two handsets I want to update. Although I do have 4.0.3, I’m not installing this due to reported reboots and battery drain.

  • vishaal shah

    hey guys will it come on s2 GT-19100

  • Rithvik

    Wat a shame to samsung mobiles pvt.ltd.The galaxy s 2 is a great phone.It has nice features.But the price in india is rs.30,00.Better to buy a galaxy note which starts at Rs.32,000.But samsung is a leading manifacturer of android smartphones.

  • Tim

    I have ICS 4.0.3 on my galaxy s2, it’s a custom ROM but it’s brilliant, forget the wait and get yourself over to xda developers and search for RESURRECTION ICS REMIX!

  • Parag Oak

    Any news about Galaxy R ?
    Nobody is talking about ICS update for Galaxy R
    :(

  • sonny

    Gosh, just chillout guys, it will happen. What is the rush? it is not the matter of life or death. There are people around the world with no money or starving. Stop moaning it is only a phone upgrade.

  • Jeanne

    I’m hoping it solves the Bluetooth Peripheral Device driver problem with my laptop.