After news began to emerge a few days ago of a leak of the much anticipated 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update for the Samsung Galaxy S2, it has been confirmed that the update is now officially available, however, don’t get too excited yet, just now the update is available only for Galaxy S2 owners in Russia. The update will soon the markets in the rest of the world soon.
It is anticipated other owners will be able to obtain the update in the next couple of months. Owners will be able to update their Galaxy S2 by either Samsung Kies or Over-The Air (OTA).
So when you receive it, what can you expect? Well the update promises to bring enhanced stability and a slew of performance updates and bug fixes.
This latest update shows Samsung’s commitment to the Galaxy S2, despite the recent emergence of the Galaxy S3 in the marketplace. Samsung has continued to push updates to all their versions of the Galaxy S2 to the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but this is the first release of the 4.0.4. So, what should we expect? Definitely something good! Because since it is android, then there is nothing to worry about it being something of no use to the consumers.
Since its launch in 2011, Samsung Galaxy S2 continues to attract interest from tech geeks who consider it sets trends whilst waiting for other smartphones to catch up. Samsung announced that by June 2012, it had sold over 24 million of the Galaxy S2 handsets worldwide.
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance and has since a number of updates to its base operating system since it original commercial release of Android 1.0 in September 2008. Since April 2009, each version has been released under a codename based on a dessert, which, released in alphabetical order have been cupcake, donut, éclair, froyo, gingerbread, honeycomb, and ice cream sandwich. A jelly bean version was released late in June 2012 and owners of the Galaxy S2 will I’m sure be hoping that this latest update to Android 4.0.4 (ICS) will pave the way for a later update to Jelly Bean.
The Galaxy S2 was originally launched with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with most owners currently running on Android 4.0.3 (ICS). Featuring a 4.3in Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S2 was released in April last year. The device sports a high resolution 8mp rear-facing camera and 2mp front camera. It is equipped with an Exynos dual-core CortexA-9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. The handset is powered by a 1650mAH battery and according to Samsung, delivers talk time up to 18 hours and 20 minutes in 2G and up to 8 hours and 40 minutes in 3g connectivity.
So, now Samsung users can enjoy a new update and hope that their smart phones continue to give them the very best of what they deserve for the money they have paid. That is all for now about Samsung Galaxy, we will share any more news with you people as soon as we come across it.