Now that Samsung has released their latest flagship, the Galaxy SIII, everyone wants to know how the specs compare to some other heavy hitters. The folks at Droid Life have put together a handy comparison chart between the Galaxy SIII, Galaxy SII, Galaxy Nexus, and HTC One X. Click the image above to see the details.
According to TmoNews, they got their hands on what is believed to be the official ICS rollout dates for the Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Sensation 4G, and HTC Amaze 4G. They were able to acquire a leaked 2012 T-Mobile enterprise calendar that also outs the dates these devices should receive the illustrious update. The T-Mo Galaxy S II is scheduled for May 14th, and the Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G are slated for June 16th. As always, this may end up changing and until we hear anything official I wouldn’t bet on anything. We will let you know if we hear anything more.
Like a wayward step child, the unlocked Galaxy S II will start to join its cousins in regards to receiving Android 4.0. In what seemed like a forgetful device, Sammy, in typical Sammy fashion, is a little late to the game but nevertheless here. The company has confirmed and has actually already begun pushing ICS 4.0 to the best selling handset as I write. Like O2, Vodafone and other carriers, the GSII will begin joining the club of 4.0′ers with the slightly tweaked addition of Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay.
“Samsung UK has been working as hard as possible over the last few weeks to get Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) rolled out to all our Galaxy S II customers. We can confirm that ‘XEU/sim-free’ and all network upgrades are now complete except for Orange and T-Mobile which will follow as soon as possible, pending software testing and approvals. Thanks again for your patience” Samsung
And of course, we weren’t expecting this to be a typical Android fashioned OTA update. So get your Favorite Samsung KIES app ready (sarcasm mine) because that’s the only way you’ll be pushing this to your device, sorry folks. Following carrier testing, T-Mobile UK and Orange should be joining the party. Timing couldn’t have been any closer as Samsung will most likely be unveiling the Galaxy S III with ICS on-board in London on May 3rd, of which our very own Chris Stewart will be in attendance to cover the whole event. Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but those of you with a Vodafone Galaxy S II hoping for some Ice Cream Sandwich love today are going to be disappointed. For now the news isn’t all that bad as they still plan on having it available tomorrow via KIES and over the air by April 17. Here’s their statment
Unfortunately Samsung have told us this morning that they are unable to make the update available to you as planned.
The new plan from Samsung is that the update will be available via KIES tomorrow, 13th April, and via Over The Air update on Tuesday 17th April. If this moves at all, we’ll of course let you know.
I know a lot of you, like us, will be disappointed at this last minute change of plan and we continue to challenge Samsung to make this available to you as quickly as possible.
Let’s hope tomorrow brings some good news!!
Well what do we have here? AT&T is certainly looking like it’s intent makegood on its promise to update all of its Samsung devices to Android 4.0 in a timely fashion, aren’t they? We just saw one sample of ICS on the Galaxy Note a few days ago, now it’s time for the Galaxy S II to get a taste of ICS glory. An early, but “official” build of the upcoming update has leaked out and is shown to you in all its glory thanks to the gang at XDA. This build shows the firmware is version ICS UCPLC5 which contains Android 4.0.3. In addition, this leaked build is also rooted and deodexed for your tinkering pleasure.
If you’re feeling a little curious and/or lucky, why not hit the source link to download the build and give it a whirl? Be sure to let us know what you think.