In December, Samsung promised an update to this Samsung Galaxy S II to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Usually updates roll out in other places before they reach the United States.
American Samsung Galaxy S II owners have reason to hope because a Tweet from Samsung Mobile in Israel states that Israeli carrier will update Samsung Galaxy S II models on March 15.
Previous rumors suggested an update on March 1.
Americans should not get too excited. It took almost a year for AT&T release the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Samsung Captivate and most carriers add time to the update process for testing and skinning the operating system for their network and partners.
It has also been learned that an update on a popular smartphone can clog networks significantly.
Many Samsung Galaxy S updates are deployed via the Kies mini app which must be completed using a PC and is not compatible with Macintosh computers.
Samsung in 2011 was the top smartphone maker, selling one million smartphones more than iPhones. We can expect many more innovations this year. The Samsung Galaxy S II was the named the top best smartphone of 2011 by numerous reviewers.