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Samsung Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich update ruled out for March 10th

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Samsung Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich update ruled out for March 10th

Samsung has quashed reports that Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) will begin rolling out to the Galaxy S2 tomorrow, dashing the hopes of owners of Sammy’s blockbuster blower everywhere.

Earlier today, Engadget reported that ICS would be made available on March 10th for owners of unlocked, international versions of the S2, in so doing exciting predictably high levels of update lust from its 20-million-plus user-base.

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Today, things aren’t looking quite so rosy. Samsung has since issued an update via Twitter stating that the mooted due date of tomorrow is inaccurate and that it won’t be up for grabs after all.

In fairness to the Korean phone-maker, the date had always seemed a little suspect to us. Mostly because it makes scant commercial sense to update the ageing S2 so close to the expected imminent launch of the S3 – a device Sammy will be pushing as its flagship kit for 2012.

Currently solely available on the Galaxy Nexus, the fourth major Android remix brings with it all-new features such as Android Beam and Face Unlock, as well as some very welcome UI and performance optimisations.

Source:

Engadget

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