Samsung Galaxy S2 owners will still get Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) before March is out, a rep has disclosed, quashing speculation that Sammy could miss its original schedule for the update.
Back in December last year, Samsung revealed that it plans to update the S2 to the latest version of Android during the first quarter of 2012.
However, since then a couple of apparently aborted upgrade rollouts on March 10th and March 15th, were interpreted by some industry watchers as a sign that the company could be experiencing problems with the upgrade and that the rollout may be delayed.
But in news to console S2 users everywhere, today Sammy has moved to ameliorate those fears.
Responding to a customer query about the ICS due date on Twitter, the gadget-maker reiterated that it will still “become available for selected devices starting this month”.
Given that Samsung’s initial rollout roadmap named the S2 and the Galaxy Note as the first in line to feel the update love, it seems a safe bet that S2 owners will indeed get their scoops of ICS goodness on schedule.
When the update does finally arrive it’s set to bring with it the NFC-harnessing Android Beam. This enables users to swap content simply by touching phones.
Face Unlock, which uses face recognition technology to add a novel twist to device security, is also incoming, as are some very welcome performance optimisations.