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Samsung Galaxy S2: unlocked phone users still waiting on Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung Galaxy S2: unlocked phone users still waiting on Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) has yet to make it to some UK-based owners of unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S2, reports suggest.

Sammy began pushing out Android 4.0 to the S2 for us in Blighty via its proprietary download solution Kies last week.

Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich

However, as a welter of reader testimonies submitted to CNet bear out, it’s since become apparent that many people are still waiting on the upgrade.

A CNet fan posting on the site on Friday said that Kies was still showing there was no upgrade available. Others dubbed the phone-maker’s handling of the upgrade “ludicrous” and criticised its lack of communication to what are surely among the company’s most loyal customers.

Gallingly, for those still kicking their heels, many of whom would have bought unlocked phones on the basis that are always first to get OS bumps, UK carrier Three began its own update on Tuesday, March 20th.

That means that people with network-branded phones, who normally face a wait of months while their carrier conducts compatibility tests with its services, are sitting pretty with ICS while their unlocked handset-owing peers are marking time.

ICS, which adds features such as an improved browser, Face Unlock and an updated task manager, is expected to hit other UK networks in the next few weeks. Orange has pledged to make it available in April.

Source:

CNet

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