Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS Update reaches India(Finally)

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Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS Update

Samsung had promised that it would update its previous flagship model to Android 4.0 ICS in Q1 2012. It kept its word to an extent by releasing the update during March for certain regions like Europe and Korea. But the update had not reached India until now. Only today did the users found that they had a software update to Android  4 when they connected their phones to KIES. One thing to note here is that the Galaxy Note had got the ICS Update first while the Galaxy S2 was still in Gingerbread in India.

Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS Update

Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS Update is here

The latest Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS Update allows the users to update their Samsung Galaxy S2 to Android 4.0.3. Digging the details on the Samsung website reveals that the current build that the users can upgrade to is an April 3rd build. This reveals that Samsung had been holding the update due to certain reasons. The problem was that the original Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 was never the same. Samsung changed the chipset to OMAP and GPU was changed from Mali 400 to PowerSGX540. The original Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS Update was already prepared, but it was held up so that both the phone could get the update at the same time.

Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS Update – What it brings?

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  • Polished and better UI
  • Much better and faster web browser
  • Face unlock
  • Built in data monitor
  • Redesigned task manager
  • Stereo sound for videos
  • Better Graphics performance
  • Better battery life

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There is no reason that you should hold your phone on Android 2.3. Go ahead and update your S2s to ICS since the Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS Update is here in India

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