According to the Samsung website the Ice Cream Sandwich update for one of the most popular Android handsets out there will be available for the Galaxy S II via Kies 2.0 from tomorrow. You will have to make sure you are using the Kies 2.0 software as according to the FAQ, 1.5 does not support upgrading to ICS. from the FAQ, they advise that the ICS upgrade will include : Face Unlock and Android Beam but Bluetooth 3.0 HS will not be supported in ICS, however Bluetooth 3.0 will be and Adobe Flash will also not be supported although i`m not sure on this particular point as Flash has been updated to support the stock ICS browser a while ago, so perhaps this is just the Touchwiz flavoured implementation of Ice Cream Sandwich.
According to TheVerge an OTA update will be made available, most likely this will be done via carriers i’m trying to get comment from the carriers but for early adopters apparently the update will appear from tomorrow through Kies 2.0. So I know what i’ll be doing tomorrow although it may not appear till later in the day due to timezone differences.
Telstra has advised that they have the OTA Update still in testing aiming at a release in early April, they`ve also advised to keep an eye on their software update blog for more information.
Optus has advised that they are currently testing the software and to keep an eye on their update page for further information, the current info on ICS for SGS II says ‘4.0 – Testing – Early 2012’.
Vodafone have advised to monitor their software update blog , which currently lists the update as ‘Currently in testing’.
Samsung has now advised by their twitter feed that the March 10 date given was an error from their Filipino website.
The Tweet and the Google Translate translation :
So unfortunately we`re back to waiting on carriers for the ICS update. Samsung has advised they will update when ICS is available via their Twitter feed.