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Vodafone has just tweeted an update advising that owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II from either 3 or Vodafone should start to see the Ice Cream Sandwich update available via FOTA(Firmware Over The Air) for their phone from midday tomorrow(May 2nd). The upgrade will be to Android 4.0.3 and as well as bug fixes and enhancements it will include many new features including :

  • Speed and performance enhancements
  • Folders of your favourite apps right on your homescreen
  • Improved keyboard input and error correction
  • Face Unlock – unlock your phone with a smile
  • Data Usage Meter
  • Improved voice detection including voice typing
  • Enhanced multitasking interface
  • Resizable homescreen widgets

Vodafone advise that you should back up all your data before hand as a precaution and also ensure your phone has enough charge to complete the upgrade. From Midday tomorrow you should be able to prompt your Phone to receive the FOTA upgrade by going to Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check for Update, the update is 225MB in size and if you`re worried about data usage you may want to wait till you`re connected to Wifi to initiate the download. Vodafone has advised if you would prefer you can also update via Kies but this method involves a 1050MB update, to do that make sure you have the latest version of Kies and then connect your phone, you should then be prompted to update the firmware. Remember as per usual start sounding off in the comments below when you see the update.

Edit : Whilst Vodafone customers will have the option of the FOTA update, 3 customers will have to download the update via Kies. Thanks Evan, we also confirmed this with Kieran from Vodafone on last nights podcast.

Source: Vodafone Blog.
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Companies: Samsung, and Vodafone
Devices: Galaxy S II