Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9100 and Galaxy Note GT-N7000 smartphone owners can expect the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update in two to three months.
Samsung Norway through its official Facebook has conveyed that the company plans to roll out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note by end of first quarter 2012. Let us not forget that in past Samsung has delayed or pushed the launch date of important updates by weeks and even months.
Google had released the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich source code in November last year. After that all the developers and enthusiasts who own Samsung Galaxy S II expected the Android 4.0 ICS to arrive by end of January.
Samsung Norway’s official Facebook page shared first bit of information about the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the company’s high-end devices. Both Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note owners can expect the Android 4.0 ICS update to show up by end of first quarter. However, this date could get delayed to early second quarter (April-May) too.
Samsung will add its own proprietary layer of TouchWiz 4.0 user interface with LivePanels user experience – fresh breed of widgets. But there is no clarity on whether all Android 4.0 ICS features such as Face Unlock and Android Beam would be available for the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note.
Every handset manufacturer follows a process of developing builds for every particular device and then sends it to Google Android Project engineers for testing and final approval. The entire process takes weeks and only after that the updates are rolled out to the public.