Well, at this time, there are so many popular Android smartphones and tablets have received the unofficial ports to Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Most of the credit goes to CyanogenMod team of course, but this time manufacturers have started to award all these devices with the gift of the official Android ICS update. Previously, we just heard that HTC has announced that its most of the top of the line smartphones will be getting the ICS update later this year. No date was mentioned by HTC, but on the other hand, Samsung was a little specific when it announced Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note getting ICS update in Q1.
So, according to a well known industry source, Samsung is planning to release Android ICS update for Galaxy S II on March 1st.
The news comes from a popular tech blog, SlashGear, in which they quoted the popular industry insider source, Eldar Murtazin’s claim that Samsung Galaxy S II will receive the official Android 4.0 update on 1st March while Galaxy Note’s update will follow soon after.
According to the report:
Samsung’s Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the Galaxy S II will reportedly drop from March 1st, according to inside intel from the firm, with the Galaxy Note Android 4.0 update due shortly after.
As you can see, the date mentioned by Murtazin is very specific and keeping in mind his previous track record, we can say that there might be some authenticity in these claims. Murtazin further added that the update will be rolled out over the air (OTA) as well as users will be able to get it through Samsung’s KIES desktop software. Obviously, this update will be supporting the international version of Galaxy S II while its US versions and other carriers will take a little time to release the new updates officially.
If you can’t wait that longer, you can still try out any of the custom ICS ROMs available at XDA Developers for your smartphone right now.