Good news for all you long-suffering Samsung Galaxy S II users waiting patiently for your helping of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich goodness: the update has finally started roll.
Well, it's good news if you're on O2 anyway, as it seems its only the oxygenated network's users who've been given the green light, with Samsung's Facebook page still saying that the update is only “coming soon”.
There was plenty of fanfare when Google announced Android ICS towards the end of last year, but the wait to see it making its way onto existing Android devices has been a long and frustrating one, with Galaxy S II users suffering more than most.
It seems that the update for the Samsung range-topper has been on the brink of rolling out for ages now, but the message from Samsung itself remains what it has been for a good while now:
“Samsung UK is working hard to bring Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to our Galaxy S II customers. We are unable to confirm exact dates … but are working as quickly as we can.”
This despite claims from some quarters that the update would be available in the week commencing March 19 – last week, in other words.
It's better news for O2 users, however. The network has revealed via Twitter that its customers can finally get stuck into Android 4.0 by updating via KIES on a PC or Mac. It's also saying that the ICS update for HTC Sensation users will land next month.
For more on what improvements Android 4.0 offers to the Galaxy S II, and details on how to download and install it, check out Coolsmartphone's PDF guide.