Samsung Announces SGS2 GT-I9100 ICS Update Hitting March 10th - Update: Not March 10thby Brian Klug on March 8, 2012 9:28 PM EST
Not to be outdone by Apple with its recent iOS 5.1 announcement, nor HTC with its rollout to Sensations in Nordic countries, Samsung has announced that it will make the Android 4.0 ICS update for the International SGS2 (GT-I9100) available through Kies 2.0 on March 10th.
The update will be also available OTA, but Kies 2.0 usually ends up being the most advisable way to go for Samsung device updates. According to the release the update supports face unlock, android beam, mobile data usage monitoring, and will not support flash or bluetooth 3.0 HS due to OS limitations. The Kies update will require 60 MB of free space, whereas the FOTA update will require 350 MB for the install.
The update notes that there's no supported upgrade path from customized or unofficial previous firmware, so now is probably a good time to revert to a stock ROM if you intend to try the final update out. I've got my GT-I9100 ready and waiting, and we'll be sure to check it out and update with any performance updates.
Update: In a tweet (below), Samsung has recalled news of the update hitting March 10th. Samsung's announcement was prematurely posted by Samsung Filipino and the March 10th date is no longer valid.
[알려드립니다] 10일부터 갤럭시S2 ICS 업그레이드가 된다는 필리핀 삼성전자 홈페이지 글은 잘못 올라간 게시물로 사실과 다릅니다. 업그레이드 일정이 확정이 되면 트위터를 통해서 말씀드리도록 하겠습니다.— Samsung Electronics (@samsungtomorrow) March 9, 2012