Samsung Galaxy S2 owners on Vodafone can finally grab Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) today, ending what’s been a long and trying wait for a bump to the latest version of Google’s OS.
Vodafone customers can download ICS, which was unveiled way back in November and adds some smart new features to the handset, via Samsung’s proprietary download solution, Kies.
A simpler to implement, over-the-air update that won’t require you to use your desktop or lappy to carry out will not be available until April 17th, however.
The network had been due to push out ICS yesterday, before pulling the update at the last minute after hitches were discovered at Samsung’s end.
We’ve checked with Voda today to make sure there’s not another delay, though, and they seem pretty certain that everything is going ahead as planned.
More formally dubbed Android 4.0, ICS brings a suite of improvements to Sammy’s smash-hit smartie. Not least the ineffectual but rather fun Face Unlock security function, new versions of native apps and better multi-tasking.