SaskTel Promises Android 4.0 ICS for GALAXY S II in ”Mid to Late April”

Other smartphones offered by the operator might receive the update as well

By on April 7th, 2012 18:01 GMT

Since Samsung announced the availability of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for some Galaxy S II devices, there's been lots of promises thrown around coming from various carriers.

Canadian customers who purchased the carrier-bounded Galaxy S II will be receiving the update at some point, though none of the operators have confirmed a release date and Samsung specifically stated that the roll-out mostly depends on the carrier.

Lately, TELUS and SaskTel are among the first to update their sites with new details regarding Android 4.0 ICS, but neither offered specific dates for the upgrade's launch.

The former added a short line on the Samsung Galaxy S II X page saying that Android 4.0 is “Coming Soon,” whilst regional carrier SaskTel was a bit more talkative and posted the following statement on its support site:

We're working to obtain the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform for several phones. We expect this update to be available for the Samsung Galaxy S II mid to late April 2012. For other phones, we don't have an availability date at this time.”

Obviously, there's no telling when and if SaskTel will be able to deliver the update as promised, but at least customers who purchased the Samsung Galaxy S II have something to hope for for the next few weeks.

It's surprising that other major carriers in Canada have been mum when it comes to Android 4.0 ICS for Galaxy S II. Long live the leaked documents that hinted to some of the plans these operators have for the long-awaited update.

In this regard, it is worth mentioning Bell is also planning to offer its customers who purchased the Samsung Galaxy S II the chance to upgrade to Android 4.0 ICS sometime this month.

The information is confirmed by an internal document leaked several days ago. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.

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