Ice Cream Sandwich on Samsung Galaxy S2 got jinxed

Ever since the first ICS device has been released in the market, Samsung Galaxy S 2 users have been itching to get their devices upgraded to the new OS. In the past, it was rumored that the SGS2 may not get the latest OS because of its TouchWiz UI. Just when all hope was depleting, Samsung Philippines recently announced that ICS will be available for SGS2 devices.

It was mentioned that an FOTA update (approx. 350Mb) and through the latest version of Samsung KIES (approx.60Mb) is going to be available starting yesterday, March 10, 2012. But this information was immediately disproved by the South Korean company stating that the official release date is still not settled, thus invalidating the earlier stated release date. Nevertheless, we will check if an update is indeed available for this unit and we’ll inform you about this.

If this is true, then GSII users will certainly appreciate these cool new features:

• Face Unlock
• Android Beam
• Mobile Network Data Usage
• Improved Multi-tasking

Update: Turns out the scheduled update was postponed due to additional testing that needed to be made on the device. Samsung Philippines has made the clarification on their Facebook Page.

SAMSUNG Philippines: I regret to inform you that due to the extended period we need for testing the ICS upgrade for Galaxy S II, we will be moving the release date. This is to ensure that no problems will be encountered on the phone after the upgrade. I am so sorry about the inconvenience but rest assured that we will keep you all posted on the confirmed release date.

This was after Samsung Philippines made an earlier announcement (dated March 8, 2012) that ICS will be available on SGS2. The Samsung HQ backtracked on this statement:

Samsung’s official Twitter account has gone back on the words written on its official website. Samsung says that the March 10th date was a mistake posted by its Philippine website and that the actual upgrade date has not yet been established. Once again, Samsung asks us to wait for an update via its Twitter feed.

We know a lot of SGS2 owners are disappointed or frustrated but this development can only end one way — we’re going to see ICS on Galaxy S2 very soon.

In any case, you might want to bookmark the update instruction here.

Editor’s Note: Original story by Ron Bulaong with updates and additional reporting by Yuga.

38 Comments on this Post

  1. waiting for ICS…

    Fshumayrqan ang YAMAN mo..
    naka bili ka ng sariling mundo!


  2. ICS is now rolled-out here in PH.

  3. Philippine users of the SII, the official ICS for our region is already available through KIES. DXLP7 and its much better compared to LPQ

  4. chickboy


    salamat sa info, updating now. :)

  5. chickboy


    Ingat lang at mawawala mga folders mo, pero nandyan pa naman mga apps na ayos lang alpabetically. ah kahit mga shortcuts mo sa home babalik sa default.

  6. Bakit sa s2 ko ayaw??? huhuhuhu. ver ko is pda:ki3/phone:k11/csc:kh1(DBT)

    huhuhuhu… :(

    help naman guys pls.

  7. Bakit sa s2 ko ayaw??? huhuhuhu. ver ko is pda:ki3/phone:k11/csc:kh1(DBT)

    huhuhuhu… :(

    help naman guys pls….

  8. dos_sentimos

    Fshumayrqan para kang gago! hahaha… mas lalo ka pang naging gago nang dumating ka dyan sa canada, mas maganda at nandyan ka at least nabawasan mga ulol dito sa Pinas.

    • Fshumayrqan

      ok dos lunkhead. only dunderhead who think s2 awesome. i think you’re one hihihi

  9. Hanz0

    [quote]Fshumayrqan says:
    Wed, March 14 at 2:35 am

    who fucked you ro? the s2 too small for your asssss, the reason why, the internet and mobile network they fuck up your ass, sooooo slow, panahon pa ng lolo mo who hung you and fucked you in the ass. come on still stuck in KBPS and 3g while here in northamerican MBPS and 4g na, you should call MVP TELLED HIM to improve the network there and your ass so sore lol[/quote]

    I think I know this guy… he’s the one from ULOP before, and from what I can see here, he’s using an Iphone. try to check his grammar, his sentences were completely fucked up by Iphone’s autocomplete. He’s fl1ppy from ULOP if im not mistaken based on his comments and words, they’re both the same. Still using that dumb iphone, eh??

    • fshumayrqan

      see totoo ang sabi ko na lalabas sa may or june,the s3 available now and next month here not there hehe, but ill wait for new iPhone, hey hansam i mean hanzo once you have an iPhone you’ll love it and i got it free for 3 years contract and 55 bucks monthly lol, dalawang buwan na lng my free ulit ako, i looked at the carrier there so greedy more than 100 bucks to get it free.

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