Samsung has started the roll out of the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Galaxy S II smartphone in several countries including Italy, Australia, and Croatia. As of now, none of the India-based Samsung Galaxy S II owners have received the new Android 4.0.3 ICS update.
Samsung had promised to release the Android 4.0.3 ICS update for its highest selling smartphone of 2011 – Galaxy S II. There is leaked version of half cooked Android 4.0.3 ICS update available from the XDA-Developers website. But installing that firmware update would void your smartphone’s warranty.
Today Samsung has pushed the new Android 4.0.3 ICS update for the Europe, Italy, New Zealand, Australian and couple of other countries. As of now, Samsung has not released the firmware for the India based Galaxy S II users.
Apparently, Samsung has offered two different versions of the Galaxy S II smartphones – GT-I9100 and GT-I9100G. The latter model – GT-I9100G carries an overclocked Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor with PowerVR SGX540 graphics chip. Though the processor speeds of both the processors are practically the same, the PowerVR SGX540 falls short in front of the Mali-400 graphics chip in the GT-I9100 model.
Due to the two different versions of the Galaxy S II models being made available in India, we expect a slight delay in the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update roll out. There is no expected or fixed date on which the update will start rolling out for India. However, considering the state of roll out with previous versions of Android updates for Samsung devices, we expect the update in Indian in a week or two.