Samsung Announces Then Denies Galaxy S II UpdateBy: Shaylin Clark - March 9, 2012
Samsung announced yesterday on their website that their Galaxy S II smartphone would be finally be getting an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on March 10th. Understandably, Galaxy S II users were excited to see the latest version of the Android operating system coming to their phones.
Their excitement was short-lived, however. Not long after the announcement went up on Samsung’s website, however, they posted the following to the official Samsung Electronics Twitter feed:
[알려드립니다] 10일부터 갤럭시S2 ICS 업그레이드가 된다는 필리핀 삼성전자 홈페이지 글은 잘못 올라간 게시물로 사실과 다릅니다. 업그레이드 일정이 확정이 되면 트위터를 통해서 말씀드리도록 하겠습니다.
Now on the off chance your Korean is a little rusty, it says (according to Google Translate) that the post concerning the Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update was incorrect, and that the company would announce the update at a later date.
So if you were excited to update your Galaxy S II to Ice Cream Sandwich, it looks like you’ll have to get by on Gingerbread for awhile yet. There’s no information on when the update might actually roll out. For the time being, then, the only Samsung phone running Ice Cream Sandwich appears to be the Galaxy Nexus, which launched late last year.
Are you disappointed by the news that the Galaxy S II won’t be getting ICS yet? Tell us what you think in the comments.