When is android 4.0 ICS (ice cream sandwich) going to be released for the T-mobile version of Samsung Galaxy S2 device?
I have heard in the 1st quarter of 2012.
The phone hardware can support it but there has been no information given about when the phone may get a update.
Any dates on the net thus far are speculation.
With any Android device should buy the phone for what it is capable of now. Not potentially in the future. There are no guarantees that it will geta update or not.
Q1 would be nice, but as with any OS update, the best policy is to not hold your breath. As Artiszan said, enjoy your device for what it is, and count any update when it shows up as a pleasant bonus/surprise.
1st Quarter...but this is most likely refering to the SGSII International version since our device is completely different.
Okay, so nothing is confirmed now. The problem is that the european version of the Galaxy SII already has the android 4.0 ICS upgrade. This said, it means that if operators such as T-mobile and AT&T do not provide this update soon, it will discourage people to buy those phones from them. Personally I bought the phone from T-mobile FullPrice and I expected it to be at least unlocked or upgradable. It's disappointing if the features others enjoy are not available in the USA as fast.
I agree that it would encourage more people to purchase the device if it received the ICS update sooner rather than later, but your expectations of receiving an unlocked device seem unreasonable to me. T-Mobile never said it was different than all their other phones in that upgrades take time (and we did get an upgrade to android 2.3.6 with wifi calling recently). I wish we got those features as soon as the international versions did too but I understand it takes time and I'm willing to wait if that means I get to enjoy my phone even more than I do now. You can't buy a phone these days based upon what it might receive, you have to base your purchasing decisions on what it currently has, since nothing is guaranteed anymore...
Sure thing for the unlocking (T-mobile is also one of the few operators that has unlocking policy, others don't even allow unlocking). But the plateform issue should be at least as fast as the Phone producing company especially when it's an Android, meaning an open source from google.
I agree I wish it were faster, but Google has to give the source to Samsung, who in turn has to add touchwiz and cater the code to each of their specific devices. Then they send that code to T-Mobile who adds even more stuff and has to run a bunch of tests before we get an update. If you buy an unlocked device from Samsung you'll get updates much quicker, and if you buy a Google supported device like the G2X you'll get updates even quicker than that! So it all comes down to what you're looking for specifically, and those are things to consider when you're looking for your next phone. I know I will!
One of the most aggravating things about T-Mobile/Samsung is the touchwiz. More specifically, that Touchwiz can't be removed/disabled. There should be a way for us to remove or at least freeze things we don't want running on OUR phones.
Yeah. Touchwiz definitely CAN be removed/disabled, but not without root, which "voids your warranty," so there's a trade-off there. It's up to you, really. I'm going to wait for the ICS update because there's not much out there right now that I can justify flashing on my phone with it working as well as it does from the factory.
wytwolf wrote: One of the most aggravating things about T-Mobile/Samsung is the touchwiz. More specifically, that Touchwiz can't be removed/disabled. There should be a way for us to remove or at least freeze things we don't want running on OUR phones.
Since the phone is covered under Samsung's warranty, it's not 'your' phone. Root it. Then Samsung/TMO has no liabilities and you can remove Touchwiz. If something goes wrong the ownership is on you.
Funny how I can have a reciept for something, showing I paid cash for it and it's still not mine. I can understand them not supporting my changes, I just want to be able to make them.
You bought the physical phone and a license for the OS and agree to the terms by using it.
don't like the bloatware/skins, root or buy a nexus. you have choices.
Yeah, I guess it's really out of line to think I should have control of machine I paid my cash for. I'll keep your advice in mind next time I'm thinking about doing business with T-Mobile or Samsung.
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