March release for Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 update
Ice Cream Sarnie inbound
Samsung said in November 2011 that Android 4.0 - aka Ice Cream Sandwich - will be coming to its Galaxy S II smartphone some time in 2012. It has yet to narrow that window, but industry leak merchant Eldar Murtazin has now said ICS will hit the S II in March.
Unsurprisingly, operator-tied handsets may have to wait a little longer for the upgrade, but Samsung's Kies software will begin flashing up the availability of the new OS on 1 March, Murtazin claimed in a Tweet today.
Google released its ICS code to phone and tablet makers in November 2011. ®
Isn't that more of a problem with AT&T's deployment schedules?
Rest of world.
Easy phone to "hack"
Using the tools and knowledge on the aforementioned XDA Developers site I was able to turn my T-Mobile UK locked SGSII into an unlocked (from network) generic device. It's really quite easy.
I've been running the leaked ICS builds for several weeks. It's now up to 4.0.3 and definitely a huge improvement. The best feature of ICS has to be the ability to freeze unwanted apps. Previously you needed root + titanium backup to remove carrier bloatware.
i9100BUKJ3 says mine and its Vodafone Ireland ... well it was bought but unlocked by unblocking code from Voda :)
if past experience is anything to go by, that why I but my handsets now, to avoid the crapware.