While owners of the unbranded international version of the Samsung Galaxy S 2, the i9100, have been getting the Android 4.0 ICS update for a quite a while now the ones who are unfortunate enough to own an Orange branded device will still have to wait a while longer for the update to arrive in their devices.
Thanks to a recent leak of information from Orange, we can now surely say that the Android 4.0 ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy S II will arrive in April. Unfortunately there is still no way of knowing whether it will be the beginning, the middle, or the end April. It would have been a lot better if orange would have also said a more specific time frame for the update, but then again, waiting a month more for the update than the unbranded version doesn’t seem like such a long time.
Many people will even start to wonder what the new update will bring, but thanks to the unbranded users we can now tell you that the Android 4.0 ICS update is nothing short of a blockbuster. In some terms it can even be compared to a slight hardware update, thanks to the improvement of the battery life and the improvement in performance. The ICS update may come with a changed interface, but underneath it the optimizations have gone very deep and it truly seems like the Samsung Galaxy S 2 was specifically made for the Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
We will come back with more news once we can get hold of a specific time frame for the update aimed at the Orange branded Galaxy S 2, but if you are in a hurry you can always visit a the custom ROM community and update your device right away, although you may lose your warranty in the process.