Samsung rolls out Ice Cream Sandwich update for Galaxy SII

Samsung finally rolls out the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for the Samsung Galaxy SII today in South Korea. Furthermore, the update will be reaching European countries like Poland, Sweden and Hungary today; more countries on the way. This update was previously announced by South Korea’s SK Telecom.

Locally, Filipinos are itching for this update with FOTA announcement of Samsung Philippines. However, it is rest assured that we will be receiving the update anytime soon. This over-the-air update will be approximately 350MB and the KIES update will be 60MB.

The Ice Cream Sandwich update promises new features like Face Unlock, Android Beam, Mobile Network Data Usage and Improved Multi-Tasking Options.

How to Upgrade your Samsung Galaxy SII to Ice Cream Sandwich

 You can upgrade your mobile to Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) thru KIES 2.0 or FOTA. Be reminded that you can only upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich when upgrade KIES to the latest version (KIES 1.5 does not support upgrading to ICS).

To upgrade mobile OS thru FOTA, large firmware file must be downloaded in your mobile. You should back-up your phone thru KIES to prevent unexpected data loss and it is strongly recommended to use high speed WI-FI connection when you upgrade your mobile to ICS thru FOTA. Adobe flash and Bluetooth 3.0 HS will not be supported in this update but Bluetooth 3.0 is still supported.

When you finished the upgrade, just let us know what how ICS changed your Galaxy SII in the comments section.

Update: The ICS update is now rolling in the Philippines. You need to have an updated version of Kies with firmware build LP7. This update will not have Android Beam because Philippine Handsets are not NFC enabled.

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