Samsung will upgrade its Galaxy S2’s operating system to Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).
“The Galaxy S II will be receiving ICS, but there are no dates confirmed as yet. We will keep you posted,” Samsung UK announced through Twitter.
Google has already unveiled the Source code of its latest Android 4.0 OS. With the source code available now the developer and device manufacturers are expected to work faster than earlier. So it can be expected that the Android ICS update may arrive for Galaxy S2 very soon.
Along with Samsung both LG and Sony Ericsson have also revealed the list of devices that will be receiving the Android ICS 4.0 update. While Samsung has confirmed the availability of ICS for a single device, others have released the list of compatible phones long time back.
With so many fast and ICS compatible devices like the recently announced Galaxy note and the Galaxy W in their kitty, Samsung is expected to include a lot more smartphones but when will the names be disclosed still remains a mystery.
Google has combined the best features from its Gingerbread for smartphones and Honeycomb for tablets to give a fresh look with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Chronologically numbered as the Android 4.0, the new ICS update brings fresh look and feel in its revamped user interface.
ICS will have new resizable widgets with which users can set up widgets for mails, counters, feeds, updates and lot more.
In Android 4.0 ICS users would be able to make the best of lockscreen since the ICS has made notifications tray accessible even when the phone is in locked mode.
Also the lockscreen will have a shortcut to camera app. Notifications tray has gone through a revamp and will have five different toggle switches at the top. Under that, there would be music player controls that will act as shortcut to manage the music playback. Besides that, the notifications tray will let the user remove the notifications individually by simple finger swipes across the screen.
Launcher (bottom bar) would also be customizable as users can now pin their favorite bunch of contacts or short cuts on it.
For more details on Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, you can see an earlier article of The Mobile Indian.