Samsung Galaxy S II 4G has yet to receive the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade at Telstra. The Australian carrier announced a few weeks ago Samsung confirmed the update would be rolled out to all Galaxy S II 4G devices pretty soon.
One month after the official announcement, the Australian carrier is back with more info on the upcoming release of the long-awaited update.
Unfortunately, Galaxy S II 4G owners will be disappointed to find out Telstra
has just announced the Android 4.0 ICS update has been delayed once again.
It appears that the main cause for this delay is the South Korean handset manufacturer, which is required to update some of Google’s components of the software in order to meet the search giant’s certification.
“According to Samsung (for all three devices), the current delay is due to the requirement for a mandatory update of the Google components of the software to meet Google certification requirements,” sounds Telstra’s announcement
posted on the official forum.
The same goes for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 owners who were waiting for the Ice Cream Sandwich update to arrive on their tablets. The manufacturer had to delay the rollout of the upgrade for the same reasons.
Telstra confirmed that it was working with Samsung
to understand the issues that prevented the latter to deliver the updates as promised.
“We are working with Samsung to further understand the details of why there have been such extensive delays with these updates in the hope we can prevent such occurrences from happening again. In short, we agree that timeliness of these updates is simply not good enough.”
There’s nothing much for Galaxy S II 4G and Galaxy Tab 8.9 owners to do than wait until Telstra comes forward with further details on the Ice Cream Sandwich update: “when we receive the software submissions we will do as much as possible to expedite the test process in order to get the update out as soon as possible.”