Vodafone has just announced via its blog that they’re now in possession of the Android 4.0 update for the Galaxy S II so that they can begin testing it before it is launched to users. There’s no timeline as to when it will be sent to users devices, but we’re thinking it will probably take around a month

Some late-breaking news – we have now received a build of Android 4.0 from Samsung for the GALAXY S II. Testing has been scheduled and will begin shortly, all updates will be logged here in the Weekly Wrap

It’s great to have this communication from Vodafone to its users. Hopefully all the other carriers, large and small, can be this transparent.

Source: Vodafone Blog.
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Jack
Jack
8 years ago

Hmmm If Vodafone and Samsungs previous total lack of cohesion in getting previous releases to market and total stuff up of release timings each blaming the other as responsible for the failed timely delivery then i wouldn’t be holding my breath.

Amos Shapira
Amos Shapira
8 years ago

Does anyone know where can I get updates for the SGS II bought from Mobicity? Updates to latest Android 3 over the air and through KIES failed.

Hikari0307
Hikari0307
Reply to  Amos Shapira
8 years ago

If you don’t get any updates from those two, that means there’s no official update yet for your device. Android 3.X honeycomb is a Tablet only OS, it’s not for phones so you won’t get it on your phone. The next major update after Android 2.3.X Gingerbread for the SGSII is Android 4.0.X Ice Cream Sandwich. If the carriers just got it then Samsung could have just finished work and their own testing on it. Mobicity source their phones from all over the world though most of their early SGSII stock was UK/EU stock. So if your phone is from… Read more »

Amos Shapira
Amos Shapira
Reply to  Hikari0307
8 years ago

Actually it starts the download then fails. Tried multiple times. Any ideas?

Pegibbons
Pegibbons
Reply to  Amos Shapira
8 years ago

Do a factory reset, then update via your phone, not Kies.

Augh
Augh
8 years ago

Yay! only 5 more months (or so) to go before we actually get it.
 

James Pascoe
8 years ago

Vodafone haven’t made 4.0 officially available for Nexus S yet

What complete twats!!!!!

Vanvin
Vanvin
Reply to  James Pascoe
8 years ago

It could be due to bug reported on 4.0.3. They could be waiting for the official release of 4.0.4 from google.

You can always do manual update if you cant wait

Hikari0307
Hikari0307
8 years ago

So I’m hoping this means I’m getting ICS for my non-carrier branded Galaxy SII in the very near future.

Nathan
Nathan
Reply to  Hikari0307
8 years ago

So, how do we go about getting this on our non branded phones? samsung app store? kies?

Hikari0307
Hikari0307
Reply to  Nathan
8 years ago

 Once it’s available, I’d reckon it’ll be available over the air by pressing the check for updates button in the phone’s settings or by installing and using kies on your computer.

Oz Boy
8 years ago

WooHoo, trouble is some software developers are still not up to speed on ICS with one recently telling me that it hasn’t been released….did someone say NEXUS!? Will have to wait and see which of my apps can handle it when it is released. Great to see Voda on top of this and let’s hope it is only a month.

Nhansen65
Nhansen65
8 years ago

Great news! I presume this means ICS is available for non-telco ‘branded’ SGSII around the world?

Alex Dennis
8 years ago

Now thats fast, at least 😛
So does anyone know when Android 4.0 ICS will happen for Galaxy S II user on Optus??

wombat
wombat
8 years ago

It’s so dumb how they refer to it as “testing” though. If you’re going to be transparent, just be honest and call it “branding”….

jon
jon
Reply to  wombat
8 years ago

Actually Samsung provides the Firmware to the carriers with their specific branding already customised for them. So they really are just that slow at testing it…

Hikari0307
Hikari0307
Reply to  wombat
8 years ago

 The bloats should have been added to each carrier specific firmware when it was being build by Samsung in the first place since they take carrier inputs even from that phase, this is definitely their own tests whatever they do to it.

Andrew Palozzo
8 years ago

Wow! Great to hear, especially considering Samsung haven’t even finalized ICS for the S2 yet!!

If Vodafone can continue this pattern I’m sure they would be seen as one of the more favorable telco’s to sign up for because of there fast turnaround for android updates.

Prl
Prl
Reply to  Andrew Palozzo
8 years ago

Errr obviously samsung have finalised ICS for sgs2. The carriers get it a few days before the great unwashed is my guess.

Andrew Palozzo
Reply to  Prl
8 years ago

Surprised it hasn’t leaked tbh.